Kathleen Browne was head of the Jewelry/Metals/Enameling Department at Kent State University from 1992-2015. She received her BA from San Diego State University in 1983 and received her MFA from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1986. Kathleen’s work has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally. Her work has been featured at venues including Schmuck, Munich, Germany, Museum of Art and Design, NYC, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK. Kathleen’s artwork has been published in thirteen books and she has written for various publications. She is the recipient of five Artist Fellowship Grants from the Ohio Arts Council.
Kathleen’s lecture will be based on the art practice of non-linear thinking where major themes of her work begin to overlap, collide, recycle and defy categorization. She embraces the eclectic work as a part of the “natural order” and transitional nature of all things. Her work provides commentary on the human condition and the impact of everyday objects in our lives.