Katherine Shaughnessy

Katherine Shaughnessy's art process is centered around examining the natural world and pondering nature's awkward intersection with human demands and desires using a myriad of mediums including painting, drawing, video and sculpture. 

  • Drawing
  • Mixed Media
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Artist Bio

Katherine Shaughnessy is an artist living in Boise, Idaho with a studio in Garden City. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1970. As a teenager, she took drawing classes at the Cleveland Institute of Art and became passionate for nature, art and politics. She earned her BFA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2000, Shaughnessy married Tom Michael and together they left the midwest to explore the U.S., living fulltime in a campervan. Vanlife eventually led them to Marfa, Texas, where they founded a public radio station and immersed themselves in the little town that was quickly becoming an international art hub. In addition to making art, Shaughnessy published two books on embroidery, became active in politics and education, launching a local Montessori school, and worked at Ballroom Marfa, a contemporary, cultural arts space. In 2016, she and her husband started a new adventure in Idaho where he runs the local NPR radio station and she continues to make art. Shaughnessy's art ranges from painting and drawing to video and sculpture. 

Tree Ring Studies