Kathryn Dunlevie is a photography-based artist whose work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally. Cathy Kimball, former Executive Director of the ICA San Jose, writes of her work: “Through brilliant compositional detail and manipulation, she creates disconcerting, surprising, inexplicable spaces and scenarios.”
Dunlevie has always been intrigued by spatial and temporal inconsistencies, and by each individual’s particular and shifting sense
of what is real. Fragmenting, reassembling, and layering images, she suggests the ambiguity of any instant in time and the intrusion of alternate worlds.
Born in Atlanta, Dunlevie lived in six different states before she was 13 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.
Dunlevie has received numerous awards, including two Arts Council Silicon Valley Artist Laureate Fellowships. Her work has been exhibited at the FotoFest International Biennial since 2002, at the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China, at Studio Thomas Kellner in Germany, at Gallery TPW in Toronto, in the US Art in Embassies Program in Moscow as well as at San Francisco Camerawork, the Southeast Museum of Photography, the Museum of the Americas, the San Francisco MoMA Artists Gallery, Stanford University and the ICA San Jose.
Her work has been reviewed in Spain’s La Fotografia Actual, Korea’s photo +, Germany’s Profifoto, and England’s Saatchi Online Spotlight, as well as in The New York Times, Camerawork: A Journal of Photographic Arts, Photo Metro, Artweek, Artlies, and AestheticsToday.blogs.