Kathleen Piercefield is a printmaker/painter living in northern Kentucky. Using traditional processes like drypoint, collagraph and mezzotint, she trains an observant gaze on things close to home – birds and other creatures inhabiting her garden, the shapes and shadows of a forest, the texture and mood of an interior space.
As an only child growing up outside Chicago, she filled many solitary hours reading, drawing, and wandering the wild edges of her suburban neighborhood – which let to enduring interests in nature and literature, and a lifelong art practice.
She studied studio arts at Murray State University, watercolor at Baker-Hunt Art Foundation in Covington, Kentucky, and after her four children were grown, earned a BFA in printmaking at Northern Kentucky University. In 2001, she expanded her home studio to include an etching press, facilitating printmaking as her primary medium. She is a member of Tiger Lily Press in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has taught printmaking workshops in their studio. Her work has been exhibited at the Rockford Art Museum in Rockford, Illinois, Mixed Magic Theatre in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, New Bedford Whaling Museum in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Carnegie Arts Center in Covington, Kentucky, Marta Hewitt Gallery and Caza Sikes Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio, Leeds Center for the Arts in Winchester, Kentucky, and many other venues in the northern Kentucky/greater Cincinnati area.