Katie Reidy was born and raised in Brentwood, NY. Ranging from illustrator and graphic design, to business ownership, to muralist straight to the classroom as an educator. She owns a gallery in White Plains NY, This Heart Contains for art purchases, classes and custom clothing. Her programs have hosted over 2,000 students internationally and are a great source of joy in her life. As a muralist, she has painted in the states and internationally. Her own work is often referred to as deep and whimsical. She creates pieces with heavy topics but gentle imagery to attempt to create tangibility in the possibility of healing our ills, whatever they may be, global or personal. We cannot change anything without talking about the changes we need. Her work seeks to further the conversation.