San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artistts Gallery
California College of the Arts
University of Paris
About Kathryn Dunlevie
Kathryn Dunlevie is a photography-based mixed media artist whose work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and internationally. Cathy Kimball, Executive Director of the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, writes of Kathryn’s work: Through brilliant compositional detail and manipulation, she creates disconcerting, surprising, inexplicable spaces and scenarios – swimming pools that have many points of entry, cloisters with multiple arched domes, streetscapes that elude mapmakers, and interior settings that are almost, but not quite right.
Dunlevie has always been intrigued by spatial and temporal inconsistencies, and by each individual’s particular and shifting sense of reality. She fragments, reassembles, and layers photographs to suggest the intrusion of alternate worlds. Her photographs of everyday images are transformed into compositions that hint at mysterious underlying structures and intangible extra dimensions.
Born on the east coast, Dunlevie lived in six different states by the time she was 12, and in Paraguay when she was 16. She has a B.A. in fine arts from Rice University, and studied art history and film at the University of Paris, painting at California College of the Arts, and photography in Madrid. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dunlevie has received numerous awards and fellowships, including two Arts Council Silicon Valley Artist Laureate Fellowships in Photography. Her work has been exhibited at FotoFest International since 2002, in Saatchi Arts’ BEST OF 2014 and in the US Art in Embassies Program, and will be included in the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China in September.
Her work has been reviewed in Spain’s La Fotografia Actual magazine, Korea’s Photo+ magazine, England’s Saatchi Online Spotlight and Germany’s Profifoto magazine, as well as in The New York Times, Artweek, Camerawork: A Journal of Photographic Arts, Photo Metro and Artlies.