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. Her work is included in many private and corporate collections and is currently represented by Joyce Paulson Associates of Cambridge, Massachusetts. O’Connor has shared her love of art with students at Southwest Texas State University, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Worcester State College, Worcester Art Museum and DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park. She has taught landscape painting workshops in Maine, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Italy, and Greece.
Kat O’Connor’s paintings focus on the abstract qualities of realistic images, conveying her experience and interpretation of a moment in time; space and atmosphere, emotion and vision. In her work she explores the subtlety of color and light to magnify what is beautiful in an ordinary object.