Kathleen W. Kennedy, born 1985, is an artist 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 Adjunct Instructor at Montgomery College in Maryland. She is a member of 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. She serves as an advisor for the Ethical Metalsmith Student Committee. Kennedy 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 Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA. She has also been awarded the 2017 Haystack Open Studio Residency.