Kathy Soles holds a B.A. from Emmanuel College in Boston and an M.F.A. from American University in Washington  D. C.  She studied printmaking and painting at Maryland Institute College of Art and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.  A professor of painting and drawing at Emmanuel College, she lives and maintains a studio in Milton, Massachusetts.

She has exhibited widely in both group and solo exhibitions. Her exhibition venues include Danforth Museum of Art, MA;  Portland Museum of Art, ME; Dartmouth College, NH; Fitchburg Art Museum, MA; Fuller Craft Museum, MA; The National Museum of Fine Arts, Viet Nam; and Apothiki Arts Center, Greece.  She has also been awarded artist residencies at the Millay Colony, Austerlitz, NY, the  Apothiki Arts Center in Paros, Greece,  the Goetemann Residency, Gloucester, MA,  and the Provincetown Compact C-Scape Residency.   Public collections of her work in Massachusetts include the Boston Public Library, Meditech Corporation, Emmanuel College and CSC.