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In the well of catherine

Kat O'connor
Worcester, MA

About the Artist

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 exhibit…

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About the Artist

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.

Artist’s Work

Waves off halibut point
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Waves Off Halibut Point

By Kat O'connor

White mustang
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White Mustang

By Kat O'connor

Blue 1 2
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Blue, #1

By Kat O'connor

The song is scattered bits of voices only occasion
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The Song is Scattered, Bits of Voices Only Occasionally Circling

By Kat O'connor

In the well of catherine
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In the Well of Catherine

By Kat O'connor

Resonance 3
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Resonance

By Kat O'connor

I am the color
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I am the Color

By Kat O'connor

The night swim
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The Night Swim

By Kat O'connor

Quiet enough for color to sound
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Quiet Enough for Color to Sound

By Kat O'connor

Light above
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Light Above

By Kat O'connor

Becoming color
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Becoming Color

By Kat O'connor

Arguing the lost edge
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Arguing the Lost Edge

By Kat O'connor

Isola bella
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Isola Bella

By Kat O'connor

First mile in the aegean
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First Mile in the Aegean

By Kat O'connor

Twice the speed of bliss
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Twice the Speed of Bliss

By Kat O'connor

Twilight at tom and isabelles
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Twilight at Tom and Isabelle's

By Kat O'connor

Float 8
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Float

By Kat O'connor

I have just begun
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I Have Just Begun

By Kat O'connor

Mine
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Mine

By Kat O'connor

Dream in pieces
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Dream in Pieces

By Kat O'connor

Night and the quiet ripple
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Night and the Quiet Ripple

By Kat O'connor

Diving with a single memory of rooms
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Diving with a Single Memory of Rooms

By Kat O'connor

Garden 6
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Garden

By Kat O'connor

Gold 7
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Gold

By Kat O'connor

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

Education

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