Kat O'Connor, Artist

Worcester, MA

Somehow I kept my head above water. I relied on the discipline, character, and strength that I had started to develop as that little girl in her first swimming pool.

Esther Williams

Kat O'Connor

Kat O'Connor


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, including a 2018 Mass Cultural Council Fellowship in Drawing and Printmaking and a 2017 Material Needs Grant. She is a Copley Master at Copley Society of Art in Boston, Massachusetts. Her work is included in many private and corporate collections. 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 Umbrella Center for the Arts. She has lead landscape painting workshops in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Italy, and Greece. Visit katopaints.com for more!