Kathy Windrow


Adjunct Instructor






SMU In Italy
Poggio Colla Field School & Mugello Valley Archaeological Project

Kathy Windrow is an artist and art historian. Her research focuses on non-Western art traditions, art of the American Southwest, iconography in folk art, and contemporary art. She has lectured widely on the art of Asia, Africa and the Americas, Días de los Muertos and Mexican folk art. In addition to teaching drawing to first-year graduate design students, she directs the SMU-in-Italy Arts and Culture Program and the SMU-in-Madrid January Program. She worked 21 summers on SMU’s Etruscan excavations at Poggio Colla.

Windrow’s creative work involves mythological and topographical landscape issues, found object sculpture, and site-specific installations. Her work has been exhibited nationally as well as in Peru, Hungary and Italy. Windrow designed scenery in the 1990s for Extra Virgin Performance Cooperative at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas and at Eastfield College, where she has taught art and art history full time since 1992.


M.A. Art History, Southern Methodist University
M.F.A. Painting, Southern Methodist University
B.F.A. Studio Art, summa cum laude, Southern Methodist University

Recent Work

Also a full-time faculty member at Eastfield College, teaching art and art history since 1992.

Course list

Meadows and SMU: Drawing for Stage Designers (2000-present)  
Drawing in Italy for Beginners (1991 to present)  
Directed Studies Drawing in Italy for Advanced Students (1991 to present)  
Oaxaca: A Sense of Place (2008-10)  
Survey of Non-Western Art Traditions (1997)