Since 2008, Kathy Rodriguez has served as an instructor at the University of New Orleans, teaching courses in art history and studio art. Between 2005 and 2008, she earned a Master of Arts in Art History and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from The University of Montana, in Missoula, MT. Her thesis for the M.A. involved research into the development of abstraction in the United States through the lens of the work of Montana painter Henry Meloy, but she has taught a breadth of art history courses including Art Appreciation, Survey II and III, 19th century art, Early Modern, and Modernism at Midcentury. Her studio practice incorporates primarily painting and drawing, as well as sculpture, printmaking, and installation, and she maintains an active exhibition record of solo, two-person, and group shows. From 2011-2018, she additionally served as Director of the UNO-St. Claude Gallery, curating exhibitions and scheduling programming for the off-campus presence of visual arts at UNO in the greater New Orleans community. She now serves in a similar capacity for the on-campus UNO Fine Arts Gallery. She has taught on UNO’s study abroad programs in Innsbruck, Austria, and Rome, Italy. Rodriguez currently writes art criticism for New Orleans Art Review, and has published with Pelican Bomb, NOLA Defender, and museum catalogs. She is a founding member of TEN artists’ collective. A native of Metairie, Rodriguez is delighted to live and work in New Orleans with students, artists, and others in the wide swath of the city and beyond.