Kathleen's work investigates the passage of time, memory, and the fleeting nature of experience, particularly in reference to intimate spaces and relationships. She earned her BFA from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her MFA is from Washington University in St. Louis. She currently serves as a Professor of Art and Chair of Graphic Design at Saint Charles Community College in St. Peters, Missouri.
In November of 2016 Kathleen was presented with a prestigious Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award. Her work has been shown by many galleries including the Sheldon Art Galleries, Ellen Curlee Gallery, and was included in The Flatfile Selections at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. She has been a visiting artist/critic at many schools such as the University of Missouri – St. Louis, Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL and the University of Missouri–Columbia. Her work is held in both private and public collections nationally.