Kathleen Kennedy, born in 1985, is an artist and educator currently living in Richmond, VA. She received her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Kennedy is an instructor and the Metals Area coordinator for the Department of Craft and Material Studies at VCU. She has also taught as an instructor at Montgomery College, in Maryland, and the Penland School of Craft, in North Carolina. She’s 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 travels 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 Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, VA, the Tacoma Art Museum, WA, and Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA. Find her at www.kathleenwkennedy.com and www.radicaljewelrymakeover.org.