Kait Whistler was born in northeast Ohio. She has been a daughter, sister, artist, student, sailing instructor, camp counselor, horseback riding instructor, apocalypse conspiracy theorist, philosopher, farm manager, wife, restaurant server, dog trainer, volunteer, and adventurer among other things.
Kait earned two B.F.A.s – painting and art history – from the Ohio University School of Art in 2009.
In 2010, she married fellow artist John M. Seyal and became Kait Whistler Seyal. Today, they live in Louisville, Kentucky.