Gretchen earned a Bachelor of Fine Art from Wright State University in Dayton, OH and a Master of Fine Art from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. She also studied at the New York Studio School, NY, NY. The artist has participated in exhibitions at the New York Studio School, NY, NY; Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 1628 LTD, Cincinnati, OH; Dayton and Kyoto Print Exchange, Dayton, OH and Kyoto, Japan; Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro, MA; The University of Cincinnati, Clermont College, Batavia, OH; Dutoit Gallery, Dayton, OH; Alte Feuerwache Loschwitz, Grafikwerkstatt, Dresden, Germany among others. In 2013 Gretchen curated the exhibition and poetry reading(s) at the Dayton Visual Arts Center, Dayton, OH. Most recently in 2021, Gretchen had her 8th solo show at The Dana Wiley Gallery, Dayton, OH. Gretchen has attended multiple residencies in the US and in 2018 she was a resident printmaker at Grafikwerkstatt in Dresden, Germany
Gretchen is currently the President of The Dayton Printmakers Cooperative, in Dayton, Ohio. She has given many artist talks, sat on panel discussions and teaches workshops and classes. Gretchen currently lives and works in both, Ontario, Canada and Dayton, Ohio, USA.