About Kate

Kate seeks to represent life in a hyper-realistic way. Using colored pencil, every detail is considered bringing to the viewer vivid colors, sparkle and glow, love and nostalgia. Kate’s work goes beyond realism in a contemporary way.  Kate lives and works in Colorado, earned her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and is currently the Faculty Mentor at RMCAD.  Kate’s art has been exhibited in New York, London, Miami, Colorado and across the United States.  

Curriculum Vitae



Present Faculty Mentor RMCAD Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
Lead Faculty of Art, Community College of Aurora
2018-2019 Faculty of the year, Community College of Aurora
2018 Linda and Roger Bowman Award for Teaching Excellence
2017 Awarded “40 under 40”, American Association for Women in Community Colleges


2002-2004 Master of Fine Arts
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
1998-2002 Bachelor of Fine Arts
Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
2000 Study Abroad
SACI College of Art, Florence, Italy


Spring Renewal, two-person show, Sandra Phillips Gallery, Denver, CO

(In Search of) Why We Draw, Sandra Phillips Gallery Denver, CO

Foodies, Sandra Phillips Gallery Denver CO
Pink Progression, Boulder Public Library
Pink Progression, Denver Public Library
Pink Progression, CVA, Denver CO
Counter Point, Sandra Phillips Gallery, Denver CO
FOPAS, Denver Art Museum – silent auction, Denver CO

CSArt chosen artist, Denver Botanic Gardens
and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Denver/Boulder, CO
Food and Drink, Orange County Creatives Gallery
Laguna Beach, CA
Les Petites Choses, Processus Gallery, Denver, CO
CCCS Faculty Show, Denver, CO
Food Show, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO

Solo Show
CCA Dana M. Gallery Aurora, CO
ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA

Linden row, Richmond, VA
Mulherin Pollard Projects, New York, NY
Scope New York, New York, NY
Scope Miami, Miami, FL
ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI
NEXT Art Fair, the show for emerging young artists,
Chicago, IL
Collective Noun, Denver, CO


Salon Selectives II, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA
The Colonial show, 2nd Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
Scope New York, New York, NY
Art D.C, Washington, D.C.
Story Time, Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Scope Switzerland, Basel, Switzerland
Scope London, London, England
Scope Miami, Miami, FL
Thinking Voodoo, Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Scope Hampton, East Hampton Studios, Wainscot, NY
Scope Miami Again, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA

Double Chin, Stux Gallery, New York, NY
Artfestation, Grand Rapids, MI
Twenty-Twenty Vision, District Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.
The Apollonian Style, Bruno Marina Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
MFA Thesis, Anderson Gallery
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Daytrippers, Transformer Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Casserole, Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA


2006 Professional Artist in Residence
Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist Residency, Chicago, IL
Affiliated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Colored Pencil, February 2022

Meet Trailblazer Kate Woodliff O’Donnell, VoyageDenver, September 2019

Moving Wisdom, December 2012

Vernissage TV, October 16th, 2006

Art Net

Art Papers, November, 2003
Seven Messengers, Richmond VA

Inaugural Show 1708 Gallery Artist Members

Delicate Monster, Volume 4, April, 2003 Volume 3, December Volume 2, August Volume


Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, D.C.
Linklaters Law Firm, London, England
Vera Wang Collections, New York, NY
Norwegian Cruise Line, New York, NY