Dutch visual artist Dienke Nauta graduated Cum Laude from Art School Academie Minerva in Groningen, The Netherlands, in 1995. In 2007 she was invited to come to the Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico, as an Artist in Residence. That was also the year that she moved to the United States.
Dienke Nauta now lives in Santa Fe with her husband and children. Her work is part of many private collections.