ABOUT KATHLEEN

Kathleen Saunders (b. Fairfax VA) enjoys highlighting subtle ironies, small pleasures, and the seemingly plain mundanities of life. She works in a wide spectrum of media, often using the landscape as a vehicle to explore one's continuous quest for balanced happiness among a spectrum of loss, grief, joy, and ecstasy. With this in mind, she ultimately questions what it means for us to find satisfaction and contentment in life, particular against the dwindling American Dream.

 

Kathleen lives and works in Charleston, SC. When she's not behind a camera, she enjoys caring for her garden, camping by sea or mountain, sewing, birding, throwing darts, taking road trips, and cooking spicy food. She teaches Photography at the College of Charleston.

Education

2017         Florida State University, MFA Studio Art

2013         College of Charleston, BA Photography

Publications

2020         Sinkholes of Florida, risograph photobook, Drum Machine Editions

Book Fairs

2021         Sinkholes of Florida, NADA Miami, Printed Matter + EXILE Books, Art Basel Miami

2021         Sinkholes of Florida, Vancouver Art Book Fair (10th Annual)

2021         Sinkholes of Florida, Printed Matter’s Virtual Art Book Fair

2020-21   Sinkholes of Florida, Bergen Art Book Fair

Solo Exhibitions

2016         A Quietness Distilled, Solo Exhibition, The Front, New Orleans LA

2016         Subtropical, Solo Exhibition, SOUP Experimental, Tallahassee FL

Group Exhibitions

2017         Are you dying in the desert?, Museum of Fine Art, Tallahassee FL

2015         Aqua Art Miami, Art Basel, Miami FL 

2015         Concrete Acquaintances, Thomas Dean Fine Art, Atlanta GA

2015         Breaking Point, Working Method Contemporary, Tallahassee FL

2015         Raw, Working Method Contemporary, Tallahassee FL

2013         ArtFields, Regional Art Fair, Lake City SC

2013         Young Contemporaries, President’s Choice Award for Best in Photography, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston SC

2013         Plain China, October Edition, National Publication

2012         Young Contemporaries, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston SC

2012         Ways of Seeing, Rebekah Jacob Gallery, Charleston SC

Residencies

2016     Residency with Dorland Mountain Arts Colony