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Kat O'connor

Worcester, MA

About Kat O'connor

Worcester, MA

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. O'Connor was awarded a Mass Cultural Council Fellowship for her drawings in 2018 and is honored to have received a Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts 2020 Residency. She received an Arts Worcester Material Needs Grant in 2017. She is a Copley Master in the Copley Society of Art in Boston, Massachusetts, and her work is included in many private and corporate collections. She has exhibited her work nationwide, including three solo shows at regional museums, and won numerous awards. O’Connor has shared her love of art with adult students around the country. She has led landscape painting workshops in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Cape Cod, New Mexico, Italy, and Greece.

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Selected Exhibitions

  • Concord Center for the Visual Arts
    Concord, Massachusetts, 2020
  • Copley Society of Artists
    Boston, Masshachusetts, 2020
  • Newport Art Museum
    Newport, Rhode Island, 2020
  • Fitchburg Art Museum
    Fitchburg, Massachusetts, 2019
  • Reynolds Fine Art
    New Haven, Connecticut, 2017

Press and Accolades

  • ArtScope Magazine, Reproduction and discussion of her first-place painting 'Persephone's Bath' in Copley Society's exhibition 'Full Spectrum'
    March/April 2020
  • American Art Review, Reproduction of her painting ‘Twice the Speed of Bliss.’
    December 2019
  • ArtScope Magazine, Reproduction and juror’s quote about her first-place painting ‘The Night Swim’ in Copley Society's exhibition ‘Re/Vision'
    July/August 2019


  • University of Texas at San Antonio, MFA in Painting
    San Antonio, Texas,1995 
  • Montana State University, BA in Drawing
    Bozeman, Montana,1990 

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