KATHRYN MIRIAM MCSWEENEY
Kathryn was born and raised in Garfield, New Jersey a town known for paper mills and Polish pierogi. In 1992, her family won the lottery, an event that changed her life for better and worse. This unique experience is the basis of her script + memoir The Lottery Curse.
A graduate of Rutgers College, she received a BA in Art History and English while working at galleries in SoHo including famed Pace Gallery. She moved to NYC to continue at top galleries and museums, writing numerous press releases and art-related content. As Director of global galleries with locations in the US, Asia and Europe, Kathryn met challenging sales goals, closing millions annually in private and public acquisitions.
Kathryn graduated from Parsons in Fashion Studies and worked in the Costume department for commercials, live productions, and films including Plague Town (2008) and Lifelines (2008) before earning an MA in Art History at Queens College. Her passion for art and language led her to live in Rome, Paris and Scotland, where she was invited by William Grant & Sons to write an essay for their Artist in Residence (AiR) catalogue. Her articles on Contemporary Art have been published in Irreversible magazine, Paris-based L’Orpheus (online) and her research on fashion depicted in Rembrandt's paintings was selected by the Costume Society of America for their 2011 Symposium: Dress Scholarship in the Twenty-First Century. In 2012 she presented a lecture based on her writing on allegories in Caravaggio's work at the Islip Art Museum.
Kathryn lives and works in the NYC area.