Katherine Crowley was born 1976 in Columbus, Ohio to her mother Janette, a school teacher, and her father Timothy, an attorney. She was raised and educated in the Clintonville neighborhood and attended Catholic school until her graduation from Bishop Watterson High School. Her childhood was filled with ballet, music and art lessons, and expeditions into the nearby creeks and ravines. Inspired by stories of headstrong girls, Walt Disney movies and the library of children’s books that her mother provided her and her two sisters, young Katie drew picture after picture of the world that surrounded her, both real and fantastical.
At around the age of ten, Katie began to study art seriously through Columbus College of Art and Design’s Saturday Art Education Program. There she was exposed to a variety of art mediums and learned about the critique process and the value of giving and receiving constructive criticism. As a teenager she continued to study art, music, and theater in addition to her preparatory high school courses, marching band competitions, and an after-school job.

In 1995, she attended Miami University where she received her BFA in graphic design. Katherine has worked in the graphic design field for healthcare, retail, architectural, and legal clients where she specializes in branding and corporate identity. After several years of working solely as a designer, Ms. Crowley ventured into the world of fine art. She is a member of the Worthington Area Art League where she sits on the Board of Directors and acts as Editor of the group’s newsletter. She is an active member of Central Ohio Plein Air and The Ohio Portrait Painters. In 2007 she began publishing the online magazine The Avant-Garde (www.the-avant-garde.com) which keeps readers up to date on current events in the Columbus art world and beyond.

Ms. Crowley is married to her college sweetheart, architect Matthew Anderle. They reside in Clintonville. Just a few miles from their home lies Ms. Crowley’s fine art studio where she works on oil paintings and small bronze sculptures as well as photography and found object constructions. Most of Ms. Crowley’s fine art works center around a narrative and incorporate personal memory and symbolic imagery with a focus on the legacy of the individual. She has completed several commissions and her work is in many private collections. Her paintings and sculptures have been featured in both solo and group
exhibitions throughout the Central Ohio Area, Washington D.C. and Japan, including the City Center Gallery at the OSU Urban Arts Space; The Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center in Worthington; The Miami University Art Museum in Oxford, Ohio; and as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. In 2012 her work was included in the PNC Arts Alive Arts Exchange between the cities of Worthington, Ohio and Sayama, Japan.

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Columbus, Ohio 1976


PNC Arts Alive Worthington, Ohio/Sayama, Japan Art Exchange
Peggy R. McConnell Art Center, Worthington, Ohio
August 30-October 21, 2012
Citizens Exchange Center & Sayama City Hall, Sayama, Japan
October 25, 2012-January 6, 2013

City Center Gallery at the OSU Urban Arts Space, Columbus, Ohio
February 18-March 24

WAAL at the MAC
Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center, Worthington, Ohio
January 12-March 18, 2012

Columbus Celebrates Diversity
Rhodes State Office Tower, Columbus, Ohio
October 1-31, 2011

A Breath of Fresh Air
High Road Gallery, Worthington, Ohio
September 28-October 22, 2011

Plein Air at the State House
Ohio Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio
July 1-31, 2011

Leaving Footprints: Works of Ohio Plein Air
Delaware Arts Castle, Delaware, Ohio
November 13, 2010-January 15, 2011

Columbus-Ohio’s Hometown
James A. Rhodes State office Tower
Columbus, Ohio
October 4-31, 2010

New Work, New Building: Worthington Area Art League
Peggy R. McConnell Art Center, Worthington, Ohio
January 7-February 27, 2010

McConnell Art Center Opening Exhibition
Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center, Worthington, Ohio
November-December, 2009

Miami University Department of Art Bicentennial Exhibition
Miami University Art Museum
Oxford, Ohio
January 5-June 21, 2009

ImageOHIO 9
Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
January 19-February 27, 2009

Ohio Plein Aire Invitational
City Hall, Grove City, Ohio
October 18-November 14, 2008

The Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition
Cox Fine Arts Center, Columbus, Ohio
July 30-August 10, 2008

Northwest Art Partners
Upper Arlington Municipal Services
Building, Upper Arlington Ohio
May-June, 2008

Laughs at Lakeside
High Road Gallery, Worthington, Ohio
February, 2008

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Art Exhibition
Art Institute of Washington, Washington DC
April, 2007

The First Annual Commercial Artists Uprising
Roy G Biv Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
November, 2001


The Four Seasons, 2007
Oil on canvas
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Stadelmann

528 East 6th Street, Boston, MA, 2006
Mixed media on paper
The Honorable & Mrs. Richard C. Pfeiffer, Jr.

The Flamenco Dancer, 2002
Oil on canvas
Mrs. Lisa Spencer

238 East Royal Forest, Columbus, OH, 1997
Watercolor on paper
The Honorable & Mrs. Richard C. Pfeiffer, Jr.


Second Place, The Columbus Arts Festival
50th Anniversary Commemorative Print, 2011

Finalist, The National Cherry Blossom Festival
Promotional Artwork Competition, 2008


Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Central Ohio Plein Air, Ohio Portrait Painters,
Worthington Area Art League


The Avant-Garde, monthly online magazine, Editor/Publisher, 2007-present.

Summer Scenes: Plein Air Painting at the Ohio Statehouse, The Ohio Channel, 2011.

Miami University School of Fine Arts Alumni Web Spotlight, June, 2009.

Catalogues: Miami University Department of Art Bicentennial Exhibition, 2009;
ImageOHIO 9, 2009.

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