1999 MFA Painting and Drawing, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
1995 BFA Painting and Drawing, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Continuing Education

2016 Illustrator, Rio Salado College.
2015 Pastel Workshop with Margaret Dyne, Scottsdale Artists School
2014, pursuing Post-Bacc in secondary teaching art with a K-12 endorsement, Rio Salado Community College
2014 Portrait Painting, Scottsdale Artists School
2013 Beginning Ceramics, Mesa Arts Center
2013 Portrait Painting and Figure Painting, Scottsdale Artists School
2002 Interactive Multimedia, (Flash MX), Austin Community College

Work Experience

Grand Canyon University
Drawing For Visual Arts Instructor

March 2015-February 2016
Phoenix Center for the Arts, Artist in Residence, South Pointe Elementary School

May 2015-September 2015
Phoenix Center for the Arts, Artist in Residence, The Terraces, Assisted Living Community

designer at GoodGlue LLC

Adjunct Instructor
Texas State University
beginning drawing/figure drawing

Lead Animator
Flat Black Films

Teaching Assistant
University of Texas, Art Department


Solo Exhibition and Two Person Exhibitions:
2012 Generous Art, Austin, Texas, "Katy O'Connor.”
2007 Volitant Gallery, Austin, Texas, “Wait and Hope.”
2003 D Berman Gallery, Austin, Texas, “Narratives”.
2002 Rudolph Projects/Art Scan, Houston, Texas, “Shoplifting”.
2002 Austin Modern, Austin, Texas, “Yours Truly”.

Selected Group Exhibitions: 2016 First Avenue Gallery, “Inglorious Arizona”.
2015 ASU UCENT, “Feast Your Eyes,” Phoenix, AZ, “Food For Thought”
2015 Scottsdale Art School, Scottsdale, AZ, “The Best and the Brightest”.
2015 ASU UCENT, Phoenix, AZ, “Bugs, Birds, Beasts and Blooms”.
2013 GreyDuck Gallery, Austin, TX, “5K”.
2010 Visual Arts Center, Austin, Texas, “Fade In.”
2009 Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, “Texas Biennial.”
2009 Blue Genie/Bearded Lady, Austin, “Biblical Proportions”
2008 Arthouse, Austin, Texas, “5 x 7”
2006 Gutterkitty Studios, Austin Figurative Project.
2006 Bolm Studios, Austin, Texas, Fathers Day Show.
2005 Bolm Studios, Austin, Texas, “Will There Ever be a Rainbow?”
2004 New American Paintings, Western Edition
2004 Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas, “More True Stories.”
2003 Women and Their Work, Austin, Texas, “Red Hot Red Dot.”
2002 Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas, “22 to Watch: New Art in Austin.”
2002 Dallas Contemporary Center, Dallas, Texas, “Wall Power.”
2002 Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas, ‘Snap.”
2002 Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, New York, Waking Life Stills.
2002 Women and Their Work, Austin, Texas, “Red Hot Red Dot.”
2001 Paramount Theatre, Austin, Texas "Waking Life Premiere Exhibit,".
2001 Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin, Texas, “5 x 7.”
2001 D Berman, Austin, Texas, “Winter Group Show.’
2001 Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin, Texas, “New American Talent, 16.”
2001 The Four Seasons, Austin, Texas, "Waking Life Artists,".
2000 The Four Seasons, Austin, Texas, Group Show.
1999 Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas, MFA Thesis Exhibition.
1998 Gallery Lombardi, Austin, Texas, Group Exhibition.
1998 Jack S Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas, Student Show.
1996 Mars Artspace, Phoenix, Arizona, “La Judicxiara”.
1995 Sixth Congress Gallery, Tucson, Arizona, “Salon Style’.
1995 Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona, Senior Exhibition.
1995 830 Gallery, Tucson, Arizona, “The Drawing Show”.
1995 830 Gallery, Tucson, Arizona, “Three Artists’.

2016 (upcoming) “Baby” animation experimental/documentary short (director, animator)
2010 “I Love You,” animated experimental/documentary short (director, animator) screened at:
Zagreb International Animated Festival, 2010, Zagreb, Croatia
Vox Feminae Film Festival, 2010, Zagreb, Croatia
Ottawa International Animation Film Festival, 2010, Ottawa, Canada
Holland Animation Festival, 2010, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Serbian International Animation Festival, 2010, Cacak, Serbia
2008 “Beeswax”, live action feature, directed by Andrew Bujalski (actress)
2008 “The Antidote,” live action feature, directed by Randy Cole (actress)
2008 “Doves,” animated music video, directed by Bob Sabiston (animator)
2008 “Get Your War On,” animated webisodes shown on 23/6/ (animator)
2007 “The Even More Fun Trip” animated short,Flat Black Films (animator)
2006 “Scanner Darkly” animated feature, Flat Black Films (animator)
2004 "Fuzzytown," animated short, Flat Black Films (animator)
2003 "The Five Obstructions," animated part of a live action experimental documentary, directed by Jorgan Leth and Lars von Trier (animator)
2003 "Grasshopper," animated short, directed by Bob Sabiston/Flat Black Films, (animator).
2002 "Life 360 animated shorts," animated short films that screened on PBS, Flat Black Films, (animator) 2002 "Destiny," animated music video for the band zero7, directed by Tommy Pallotta, (animator)
2001 "Nekkid Cowboy", feature live action mockumentary, (co-director, co-producer with Jennifer Drummond.)
2001 "Happy Birthday, Mr. President," short animated film, (director, animator)
2001 "The State I Am In," short live action film,(director, animator)
2001 "The Yard," directed by Bob Sabiston/Flat Black Films (animator)
2001 "CAP Project," Flat Black Films (animator)
2001 "Waking Life," directed by Richard Linklator, (animator)
2000 "Figures of Speech," Flat Black Films (animator)

2011 University of Texas, Women in Film: Animation, Austin, TX
2004 Arthouse, Austin, TX
2002 Memphis Digital Film Festival, Memphis, TN
2000 Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX

2015 2nd place in Food for Thought Competition, Arizona Art Supply
2004 Nominated Best Female Visual Artist, Austin Critics Circle.
2002 Nominated Best Female Visual Artist, Austin Critics Circle
2002 The Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund, Dallas Museum of Art.
2001 Jurors Prize, awarded by Ann Umland and TFAA (Arthouse) for New American Talent.
1999 Nominated for Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant
998 Emily Maverick Miller and Emily Miller Wells Endowed Presidential Scholarship, University of Texas, Austin, Texas.
1996 M.K. Hage Endowed Scholarship in the Fine Arts, University of Texas, Austin, Texas.
1994 Tuition Waiver based on portfolio review, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

Squires, Michael G., “A Long Line in Line Drawings,” Arizona Republic, March 25, 2016.
Brennar, Wayne Allen, “Wait and Hope: New Works by Katy O’Connor”/ “Restless Timber: New Works by Jennifer Drummond”, Austin Chronicle, January 12, 2007.
Koper, Rachel, “East: Now with More!,” Austin Chronicle, November 18, 2005.
Van Ryzin, Jean Claire, "Artists Intrigue and Alienate," Austin American Statesman, X-Lent, November 20, 2003.
Brenner, Molly Beth, "Piece of Work, Katherine," Austin Chronicle, November 14, 2003.
Wall Power, (exhibition catalog), Dallas Contemporary Art Center, 2002.
22 to Watch, New Art in Austin, (exhibition catalog), Austin Museum of Art, 2002.
Biederman, Christine, “Planet of the Apes,” Dallas Observer, May 16-22, 2002.
Aechternacht, Stephen, "22 to Watch, New Art in Austin," Austin Monthly, April, 2002.
"Quick Draw," Dallas Morning News, March 30, 2002.
"Fete Set," Dallas Morning News, March 13, 2002.
Umland, Ann, New American Talent 16, (exhibition catalog), Texas Fine Arts Association, Texas.
Austin American Statesman, May 10, 1999, B6.
Four Walls, Three Years (exhibition catalog), University of Texas, Austin, May 1999.