Katie O’Hagan

Katie O’Hagan was born and raised in Scotland and moved to the States in 1993, after receiving a BA in Silversmithing from Edinburgh College of Art. Growing up on the remote north coast, she often passed the time by sketching the customers who came into her father’s pub, and was accepted to ECA on the strength of these drawings. Once there, however, she found little she could relate to in the abstract and conceptual work which dominated the fine art department, and decided to concentrate on design instead. She set art aside entirely for over a decade after arriving in the States, and worked primarily in the Film and TV industries.

It wasn’t until 2004 that she picked up her first set of oil paints on a whim, re-discovering a talent that had been largely ignored since childhood. Raising young children prevented any formal fine art training, but despite being self-taught, she has worked hard to make up for lost time, and is enjoying increasing success and recognition for her work.

Katie O’Hagan’s work has shown in many galleries and group shows internationally, including The World Art Museum in Beijing, The National Arts Club, The Salmagundi Club, The Richeson Gallery and the Butler Institute of American Art. She has also received awards from the Salmagundi Club, Allied Artists of America, and The Portrait Society of America. In 2011 she was awarded first place in the Oil Painters of America online competition and her work was selected for the Artist’s Magazine 2012 calendar. She received 2nd place in The Artist’s Magazine 2012 contest and is also a 2012 finalist in the Smithsonian Outwin Boochever Portrait Contest, run by the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.



2017 The Girl Next Door
RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
2017 Market Art + Design/RJD Gallery
Bridgehampton, NY
2016 Women Painting Women
RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
2015 Recollections Realities: A Figurative Focus
RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
2013 Finalist in the Smithsonian/Outwin Boochever Competition
National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC
2013 Diverse Visions of Reality
Diego Salazar Gallery, New York
2012 Contemporary American Realism
World Art Museum, Beijing, China
2012 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition
Evergreen Art Gallery, Evergreen, CO
2012 ACOPAL Exhibition
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown OH
2011 Richeson 75 International Juried Exhibition
Richeson Gallery, Wisconsin
2011 Allied Artists of America Annual Exhibition
National Arts Club, New York
2011 ACOPAL Inaugural Exhibition
National Arts Club, New York
2011 Salmagundi Club Annual Juried Exhibition
Salmagundi Club, New York
2010 Allied Artists of America Annual Exhibition
National Arts Club, New York


2013 Cover and feature article in the April issue of The Artist’s Magazine
2013 Certificate of Excellence, Portrait Society of America
2012 Finalist, Outwin Boochever Competition, Washington DC
2012 2nd Place, The Artist’s Magazine Annual Competition, Portrait/Figure
2012 Certificate of Excellence, Portrait Society of America
2011 1st Place, Oil Painters of America Online Contest
2011 Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Award, Salmagundi Club
2011 Butler Institute Award, Allied Artists of America
2011 Finalist, The Artist’s Magazine Annual Competition, Portrait/Figure
2011 Selected for The Artist’s Magazine 2012 Calendar


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