Kerry O'Grady joins WolfBrown as a 2017 Research Fellow working with Dennie Wolf and Steven Holochwost. Kerry is a visual artist, museum specialist, teacher, and researcher and will collaborate on a network of projects all designed to multiply and deepen the ways in which cultural institutions, schools, and cities distribute the opportunities to belong, learn, create, and thrive.
Kerry has worked in arts education and administration for over a decade. She directed art galleries at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the University of New Haven, where she curated programs to engage diverse audiences in dialogue around visual arts. She also directed the Department of Education and Engagement at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, focusing on a strategic plan designed to meet the needs of civic and university audiences. She has taught visual art at the high school and university level.
Kerry has a B.A. in art and anthropology, an M.A.T. in art education from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and an M.F.A. in studio art from UMass Amherst. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Education at Johns Hopkins University. Throughout, O'Grady has maintained a studio practice (along with occasional dance classes) that informs and energizes her writing and research.