Catherine Kehoe was born in Hartford, Connecticut.
She received her BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 1989 and her MFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts, Boston University, in 1992.
Kehoe has received the following awards: Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant; Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant; Berkshire Taconic Artist’s Resource Trust Grant; Massachusetts Cultural Council Finalist Grant; Blanche E. Colman Award; St. Botolph Club Foundation Grant, and the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts Award.
Kehoe is represented by Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston.
Kehoe has been a visiting artist at Swarthmore College, Salve Regina University, Rhode Island College, Colby College, Hendrix College, George Mason University, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, Indiana University, Boston University School of Visual Arts, and Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas.
Kehoe teaches painting and drawing at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has also taught painting workshops at Art New England (a summer workshop program of Massachusetts College of Art and Design at Bennington College), The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, the Washington Art Association, Cullowhee Mountain Arts, and at JSS in Italy, Civita Castellana, a program of the Jerusalem Studio School.