Bio

Since 1969, Kathleen Mulcahy has been creating works of art from glass and mixed media. With a Masters of Fine Arts in glass sculpture and three-dimensional design from Alfred University, she directed glass studio programs at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh then went on to develop the Pittsburgh Glass Center, one of the top public access glass studios in the nation. During this time, her own work — installation pieces, cast glass, blown glass objects — evolved into unique and poignant statements. Kathleen received Fellowship Awards from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The Creative Glass Center of America, The Lusk Memorial Award through the Fulbright Foundation, The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1992, she was selected as Artist of the Year by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Her works are in many public and private collections including the American Craft Museum, The Corning Museum of Glass, The Carnegie Museum of Art, The Renwick Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution and The Westmoreland Museum of Art. In 1997, she was selected as Fellow of and Artist in Residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France. She lives and works in Oakdale, Pennsylvania with her husband and partner Ron Desmett.