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Joe Santa Maria Kill the Ball Media Kat O'Connor with her oil painting Hush

The above photograph was taken by Joe Santa Maria of Kill the Ball Media. Pictured is Kat O'Connor with her painting 'Hush' at the Worcester Center for Crafts' exhibit 'Luminous Will: Paintings by Kat O'Connor."

Contact: katopaints@yahoo.com

Biography
Kat O’Connor earned a Bachelor of Arts in drawing with highest honors from Montana State University in 1990 and a Master of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1995. She has exhibited her work nationwide, including three solo shows at regional museums, and won numerous awards. She is a Copley Artist at Copley Society of Art in Boston, Massachusetts. Her work is included in many private and corporate collections and is currently represented by Joyce Paulson Associates of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and McGowan Fine Art in Concord, New Hampshire. O’Connor has shared her love of art with students at Southwest Texas State University, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Worcester State University, Worcester Art Museum, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, and Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts. She has lead landscape painting workshops in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Italy, and Greece.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2014 Luminous Will: Paintings by Kat O'Connor, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, Massachusetts.
2013 Ripple in the Blue: Paintings by Kat O'Connor. ECA+ Gallery, Easthampton, Massachusetts.
2012 Water in the Desert. The Hanover Theatre’s Franklin Society Salon Gallery, Worcester, Massachusetts.
2007 Kat O’Connor: Art in the Garden, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, Massachusetts.
2002 Set in Glass: Paintings and Drawings by Kat O’Connor, Taber Art Gallery, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, Massachusetts.
2000 Kat O’Connor, Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke, Massachusetts.
2000 Kat O’Connor: Recent Watercolors, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts.
1998 Windows, Goodstein Gallery, Casper College, Casper, Wyoming.
1997 Creature Comforts, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, Wyoming.
1995-1996 Points of Reference/Reverence, Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Selected Exhibitions
2015 Un-ex-pect-ed. First Prize, Copley Society of Art, Boston, Massachusetts. FlatFile Boston, Juror.
2013 Details: Paintings by Louise Arnold and Kat O'Connor. Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, Concord, Massachusetts.
2013 Co/So Artists' Small Works: Night and Day, (Award of Merit) Copley Society of Art, Boston, Massachusetts.
2012 Co/So Artists' Holiday Small Works, (Award of Merit) Copley Society of Art, Boston, Massachusetts.
2012 Co/So Artists' Small Works: Sapphire, (Award of Merit) Copley Society of Art, Boston, Massachusetts.
2011 Arts in Bloom, (First Place) The Cultural Arts Alliance of Hopkinton, Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Deborah Davidson, Juror.
2006 Clinton Olde Home Days Juried Exhibition, (First Place, Watercolor) Clinton, Massachusetts. Sue Swinand, Juror.
2006 Arts in Bloom, (First Place Category: Oils/Acrylics) juried exhibition. Cultural Arts Alliance, Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Robert Aiello, Raymond Andreotti, Louise Melton, Jurors.
1996 Wyoming Works, (Best of Show), Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, Wyoming. Cathryn Mallory, Juror, Gallery Director, University of Montana.
1994 Scene Unseen III, (Honorable Mention), Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, New Mexico. Luis Jimenez, Juror.

self portrait oil painting Kat O'Connor

Lost Edges, a self portrait of the artist.

Artist's Statements can be found at the base of some of the gallery pages and image pages.