For several years Katherine Kavanaugh constructed large site-specific outdoor and indoor installations which sometimes incorporated video and audio. She currently makes collage drawings, etchings and uses photography in her work. She has collaborated with composers, poets and dancers.
Exhibitions include: a multi-media collaboration with poet Soheila Ghaussy, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore; multi-media collaboration with composer, David Smooke at visarts, Rockville, MD; a solo multi-media exhibition at Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD; the bi-annual sculpture competition at the Evergreen House of Johns Hopkins University; the Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States, Washington, DC; Ellipse Art Center, Arlington, VA; the Hemicycle Gallery at the Corcoran Museum of Art in Washington, DC; Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College.
International exhibitions include: Skammdegi (Dark Winter), Olafsfjodor, Iceland;
Klotz Chateau, Rochefort-en-Terre, France; Kunst und Gewerbeverei, Regensberg, Germany
Artist residencies include: Virginia Center for Creative Art; Ragdale, Lake Forest, IL; Skammdegi, Olafsfjodor, Iceland; Oberpfalzer Kunstler Haus, Germany; the Klotz Château, Rochefort-en-Terre, France; Clo Ceardlinn, County Donegal, Ireland;
She has received three Maryland State Arts Council individual artist awards; a printmaking Fellowship at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, MD; Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow for a VCCA residency; a finalist for the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Individual Artist Fellowship Award for Sculpture; and several Faculty Development grants from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Katherine grew up in Northern Minnesota and has lived in Louisiana and Virginia. She currently lives in Baltimore.