Biography

E. M Forster wrote, “only connect,” a quotation that Kathryn Maxwell takes to heart in her artwork exploring the many forms of human connections to each other and the universe. Images from nature and the iconography of science and spirituality combine in mixed media works, prints, and installations that have been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou; Detroit Institute of Arts; Denver Art Museum, and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona. An avid traveler who has been profoundly influenced by her journeys, Maxwell has been awarded residencies in China, Belgium, Greece, and Scotland as well as in the U.S. She received an MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a BA from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Originally from Illinois, she studied and lived throughout the Midwest and Alabama before moving to Tempe, Arizona, where she is a Professor at Arizona State University.