Massachusetts-based artist Kathleen Speranza has painted and taught for more than three decades. She is known for her exquisite floral still life and landscape paintings. The artist grows roses and is particularly taken with their “sheer, drop dead beauty.” She is intrigued by the idea that they are “very small sculptures with hidden spaces” and must be captured within a certain timeframe before they wilt.
Speranza earned an MFA from Yale University and a BFA magna cum laude from Boston University. She is an instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she teaches painting and drawing. In June and July, Speranza works as an affiliate faculty member at the Jerusalem Studio School in Civita Castellana, Italy.
She paints daily and teaches workshops at her studio in Lynn, Mass. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States and private collections worldwide.