E. M Forster wrote, “only connect,” a quotation that Kathryn Maxwell (b. 1959, Centralia, IL) takes to heart in her artwork exploring the many forms of human connections to each other and the universe. Images from nature and the iconography of science and spirituality combine in mixed media works created with screenprinting, drawing, and painting. Maxwell received an MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a BA from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She has participated in exhibitions at the Detroit Institute of Art; Denver Art Museum; Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland; China Academy of Fine Art, Hangzhao, China; International Print Center, New York; Melanee Cooper Gallery, Chicago; and the Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, Mesa, AZ, among others. An avid traveler who has been profoundly influenced by her journeys, Maxwell seeks opportunities to travel and has been awarded artist residencies in China, Belgium, Greece, and Scotland as well as in the U.S. Originally from Illinois, she studied and lived throughout the Midwest and Alabama before moving to Tempe, Arizona, in 1988. She is Professor Emerita in the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts, Arizona State University and now maintains a full-time artist practice in Tempe.