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 Artistís 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, where she has had several solo shows.
Kehoe has been a visiting artist at Salve Regina University, Rhode Island College, Colby College, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, Indiana University, Boston University School of Visual Arts, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
She teaches painting at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and has taught drawing at Boston University School of Visual Arts. Kehoe 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, the Washington Art Association, Cullowhee Mountain Arts, and at JSS in Italy, Civita Castellana, a program of the Jerusalem Studio School.