Kathryn Dunlevie is a photography-based 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 Dunlevie’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 what is real. Fragmenting, and reassembling photographs, she suggests the intrusion of alternate worlds.
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 Palo Alto.
Dunlevie has received numerous awards and fellowships, including two Arts Council Silicon Valley Artist Laureate Fellowships and one of Saatchi Art’s BEST of 2014 awards. Her work has been exhibited at FotoFest International since 2002, at the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China, at Studio Thomas Kellner in Germany, in the US Art in Embassies Program in Moscow, at Gallery TPW in Toronto and in the US at SF Camerawork, the Southeast Museum of Photography, Stanford University and the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.
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.