April 2025 – Details to be announced

Artist in Residence

Kate sets up a welcoming open studio in the ranch dining room. Activities expand outdoors when things get messy! She leads afternoon art activities including bookmaking, drawing, block printing, paper making, and collage.


Kate is developing a body of Sonoran Desert work consisting of local subject matter as well as paper making with local materials. When Kate left the ranch in spring 2024 her car was filled with drying agave leaves ~ we shall see what comes back to the ranch in 2025!

Block print inspired by Elkhorn Ranch. Kate used this to make Terra Flags for Elkhorn Ranch and Altar Valley Conservation Alliance!

Artist Biography

Kate Aitchison is an artist whose work is centered around ideas of landscape and the human interventions in the natural landscape, especially in regards to the manipulation of water, and ecologies. Currently working with paper she makes herself from invasive plant species and recycled materials collected from site specific areas, she utilizes the medium of printmaking to work through iterations of landscapes changed by human actions. Aitchison graduated from Colorado College in 2010 with a BA in Studio Art and earned her MFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2016. She is currently a visiting professor of art at Colorado College. In addition to teaching, Aitchison has shown work nationally including exhibitions at Brown University in Providence, RI, Coastal
Carolina University in Conway, SC, and Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, CO. She also teaches workshops throughout the country including the Telluride Ah Ha School for the Arts, Prescott College, AS220 Providence, and More. Kate and her husband Brian live in Bluff, Utah.