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My work is about interpreting the landscape. It is also about memory. My feelings about nature are visceral. I am constantly striving to reflect the serenity, freedom, and sense of security that I feel when I am outside and alone.
I have taught myself large format photography and am building my own pinhole cameras and shooting paper negatives and traditional film in order to best interpret what exists in my imagination. I am currently working on a project based in the New Jersey Meadowlands. Growing up in the 70's and 80's, I had a fantasy about living there, despite the dangerous and filthy nature of the area. I returned to attempt to understand my attraction to it, and to visually express my feelings of security around it.
I photograph "fringe" places- areas that are not inhabited by people but that are rife with evidence of them, as well as places from my childhood that have stayed with me and evolved into strange, monochrome memories.
Thank you for your interest.
Kathleen A.E. Donohoe
Born 1967 Queens, NY
2013 Workshop with Jack Spencer, Nashville, TN
2013 Albumen Workshop with Morgan Post, The Center for Alternative Photography, NY,NY.
2011 Carbon Printing Workshop with Lisa Elmaleh, The Center For Alternative Photography, NY,NY
1992-1995 BFA School of the Museum of Visual Arts, Boston/Tufts University (TA,Alternative Process Photography,'93 &94)
1988 College of the Atlantic (TA, trimester in Greece/Turkey)
1987 Rockport Wooden Boat School, Rockport, Maine
1986 College of the Atlantic
1985 HIOBS Semester Program: Island Ecology in Maine, The Chesapeake Bay and the Florida Keys
2016 Soho Photo's National Alternative Processes Photo Competition. Juror, Miriam Leuchter. Manhattan, NY
2016 Somerville Toy Camera Festival, Juror, Christopher James. Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA.
2016 Spotlight Award, Black and White Magazine. To be published 7/18.
2016 "Krappy Kamera Competition". Juror, Susan Burnstine. Soho Photo, Manhattan, NY.
2016 "Flawed. An Instant Film Exhibition". Juror, Michael Kirchoff. A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas.
2015 "Alternative Cameras: Pinholes to Plastic". Juror, Susan Burnstine. PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury VT.
2015 "A Sense of Place- and Person". Group Show. Ethel Blum Gallery, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME
2015 Plastic Fantastic Show VI. Juror, Susan Burnstine. Lightbox Photographic, Astoria Oregon.
2013 *LEAVING DARK HORSE FARM and UNFATHOMABLE. Portland and Rochester, Portland, ME
*UNFATHOMABLE and Other Work. The Black Anchor, Blue Hill, ME
2004-2013 Gap represents owning and working an 87 acre farm in Maine.
2002 *OKAVANGA DELTA: RECOLLECTIONS. Mache Bistro, Bar Harbor, ME
MOUNT DESERT ISLAND OPEN. Shaw Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME
2001 *ACADIA LANDSCAPES. Donohue's, Bar Harbor, ME
*VAN DYKE BROWN PRINTS: ITALY/IRELAND. The Lompoc Cafe, Bar Harbor, ME
SELECTED WORK. The Flounder Society, Bar Harbor, ME
SELECTED WORK. The Purple Press, Southwest Harbor, ME
2000 GROUP SHOW. Leapin' Lizzard Artisans, Town Hill, ME
*RIOT AND CIVIL COMMOTION. Watermark Gallery, Hulls Cove, ME
*DOMESTIC NON-VIOLENCE. Watermark Gallery, Hulls Cove, ME
*SELECTED WORK. The Riverside Cafe, Ellsworth, ME
1999 SELECTED WORK. Bar Harbor Village Green Art Show, Bar Harbor, ME (Honorable Mention)
*SELECTED WORK. Cafe This Way, Bar Harbor, ME
1997 DRAWING AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY KATHLEEN DONOHOE. Half Acre, St. Thomas, USVI
*SELECTED WORK. Rupununi, Bar Harbor, ME
1996 *SELECTED WORK. Richard Parks Gallery, Ellsworth, ME
*DRAWING AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY KATHLEEN DONOHOE. Morning Glory Cafe, Bar Harbor, ME
The Davistown Museum, Liberty, ME
2019 Black and White Magazine Portfolio Edition, Excellence Award
2017 Diffusion IX Annual. https://onetwelvepublishing.com/2017/08/diffusion-ix-finalists/
2017 Inside the Outside Group http://www.inside-the-outside.com/elutriate-kathleen-donohoe/
2016 Another l Place Mag. Contemporary Landscape Photography
2015 4x4 Submission, On Landscape Magazine, Issue #99
2013 Black and White Magazine Portfolio Edition, Merit Award
2012 Black and White Magazine Portfolio Edition, Merit Award
2001 Words and Images Magazine, Portland ME
2000 Words and Images Magazine, Portland ME