Kathleen O’Connell was born and raised in Plattsburgh, New York. Her education includes studies in printmaking, book arts, sculpture and drawing. She holds a BFA degree from SUNY Plattsburgh and MFA degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. After completing her studies, she traveled (Italy, Chile) and held a series of art-related jobs and adjunct teaching positions in book arts and printmaking (New York, Vermont, Wisconsin, Oregon). In 2009, Kathleen moved to Lima, Peru, began a printmaking residency at the Taller 72 printshop, and later established the Libros Artísticos book arts studio and workshop space. In 2012, Kathleen accepted an academic position and relocated to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where she is an Associate Professor of Book Arts and Letterpress at Middle Tennessee State University, Vice President for Programming and Member of the Board of Directors of the College Book Art Association. She continues to make artwork, teach and travel.

Sobre La Artista

Kathleen O'Connell obtuvo una licenciatura en Bellas Artes (BFA) de SUNY Plattsburgh y una maestría en Bellas Artes (MFA) de la University of Wisconsin-Madison. Después de terminar sus estudios, viajó y tuvo una serie de trabajos relacionados con el arte y puestos de enseñanza, incluyendo trabajando un año en Silver Buckle Press, enseñar un taller de libro arte y papel hecho a mano en Penland School of Crafts, y varios años de vida/trabajo/enseñanza en Lima, Perú. En 2012, aceptó una posición académica en Middle Tennessee State University. Kathleen es profesora de libro arte e impresión tipográfica, parte de la junta directiva de la College Book Art Association (Vicepresidente de Programación) y artista practicante.

Education and Degrees

2006 MFA (Master of Fine Arts), Graphics: Printmaking and Book Arts, University of Wisconsin–Madison
2005 MA (Master of Arts), Graphics: Printmaking and Book Arts, University of Wisconsin–Madison
2001 Scuola Lorenzo d’Medici, Florence, Italy. One semester study abroad program
2002 Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Studio Art: Concentrations in Printmaking, Sculpture, Drawing (magna cum laude), State University of New York at Plattsburgh


Solo Exhibitions

2017 Alterations & Revisions (collaborative prints with Diane Fine), Pouring Light Gallery, Malone, NY
2013 Kathleen O’Connell: New and Recent Works, Meadows Gallery, Gadsden State Community College, Gadsden, AL
2012 Crossing Time and Space, James E. Walker Library, Special Collections, Murfreesboro, TN
2010 Observations from the New World, Rockford College Art Gallery, Rockford, IL
2009 Travel Without Record, Raw Oyster Project, Everett Station Lofts, Portland, OR
2006 Toward New Invisible Cities, Porter Butts Gallery, Union Galleries of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI



Baylor University Libraries, Moody Memorial Library
Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Kennesaw State, Zuckerman Museum, Southern Graphics Council International Collection
Middle Tennessee State University, Walker Library Special Collections
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Pratt Institute Libraries
Taller 72
Target Corporation
TRESS.Taller de Grabado
University of California–Berkeley, Environmental Design Library
University of Denver, Special Collections
University of Hawaii–Hilo
University of Louisville, Ekstrom Library
University of Texas at El Paso
University of Washington, Special Collections
University of Wisconsin–Madison, Kohler Art Library
University of Wisconsin–Madison Research Park
Vanderbilt University Library
Numerous Private Collections

A brief CV can be found here.