Kathleen Kennedy, born 1985, is an artist and educator currently living in Richmond, VA. She received her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Kennedy is an Adjunct Instructor and Metals Area Coordinator for the Department of Craft and Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She has also taught as an Instructor at Montgomery College in Maryland and the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina. She is a member of the advisory council for the Ethical Metalsmiths and currently serves as Co-Director of Radical Jewelry Makeover, an international jewelry mining and recycling project that continues to travel across the country and abroad. Kennedy’s work deals with finding meaning in the mundane. She has most recently exhibited her work at Invitational and juried exhibits at the Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA, the Tacoma Art Museum, WA, and Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA.