The Art & Photography of Catherine Kirkpatrick

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Catherine Kirkpatrick wrote introductions for Meryl Meisler's books A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick and Purgatory & Paradise: SASSY 70s Suburbia & the City that were quoted in features on She blogged for Arts in Bushwick and Professional Women Photographers (PWP), where she produced two 30 day blog series in 2012 and 2016 in honor of Women’s History Month.

One called 30 By 30 ran in 2012, and included photo luminaries such as Vicki Goldberg, Editta Sherman, and New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Ruth Fremson. The series was featured on the 3rd Ward blog, Time Light Box, and Elizabeth Avedon’s blog.

Another article about a Buddhist photographer and the first NYPD women on patrol was named by PhotoShelter to its list of Top Photography Blog Posts of 2011. She also wrote for PWP’s magazine IMPRINTS, served on the organization’s board, and supervised the acquisition of its archives by the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library of Emory University. Her work was included in the 2016 book Making History: Bushwick, a celebration of the area’s vibrance as an arts scene.

She is working on an oral history about making photographs in the digital age, and contributes writing and photography to In recent years she has had solo shows at the Front Art Space and Midoma Gallery in Manhattan, and participated in a number of group exhibitions. In 2015, her shared studio on Morgan Avenue was noted by Bushwick Daily and Artnet as a place to see during Bushwick Open Studios.

She has written essays for several art catalogs, and does freelance writing, editing and graphics.


Links to selected articles:

A Visit With Nancy Baker

1947, Simone de Beauvoir in America

A Visit With Linda Schmidt

A Visit With Jaynie Crimmins

Catching Up With Meryl Meisler
30 By 30 Interview Series

30 For 30 (2018 Women's History Month Series re PWP History)
Sgt. Pepper Uncovered
Of Myth and Men: The Photography of Dianora Niccolini
Fabulous! Flo Fox at PWP
The Fine Art of Personality
Out There in the Fields
A Peek At Claudia Kunin
Cards and Letters: A Snapshot
A Desk(top) of Our Own
BOV: The Life, An Appreciation of Dannielle Hayes
Time and the River
It Began with an Exhibition
PWP WIN Mentoring Program


Honors & Awards Photography & Writing:
Article Sgt. Pepper Uncovered named to Photoshelter’s Best Photography Blog Posts of 2011
Image named a Top 10 Pic of the Month by PDN (Photo District News) on their PhotoServe website
Book Art Award, Inside/Outside – Book Arts, Foundry Art Centre, 2009
Simonds Award for Photography, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, 94th Annual Exhibition, 2005
Best in Show, Center for Visual Arts, Midwest Winter, 2007
Best in Show, Lewis & Clark Center for Arts & History, In Focus, 2001
1st Prize, Salmagundi Club 2007 Non-Members Photography Exhibition
1st Prize, Bloomingdale Museum, 2000 National Drawing & Print Exhibition
1st Prize, Art Assoc. Harrisburg School & Galleries, Printmaking & Graphics, Annual Exhibition 2000
1st Prize, Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts, Home, 2001
1st Prize, Museum of Anthropology, American Visions, 2000
2nd Prize, Hunger Artist Gallery, November Guest, 2000
3rd Prize, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 95th Annual Exhibition
3rd Prize, Hunger Artist Gallery, Home, 2000
Honorable Mention, Professional Women Photographers’ Int’l Open Call, 2012, juried by Mary Ellen Mark
Honorable Mention, Museum of Anthropology, American Visions, 2009
Honorable Mention, Las Vegas Arts Council, Faces of Woman, 2005
Honorable Mention, Baker Arts Center, Annual Juried Exhibition, 2007
Honorable Mention, Louisiana State University, Animals in Art, 2006
Honorable Mention, St. Louis Artists' Guild, Dark/Light, 2005
Served on the board of Professional Women Photographers from 2009-2014
Proud to have been a member of the PWP Community Service Committee that won the 2010 Suzanne Pincus Commit to WIN Award from Women in Need for photographic services, and part of the exhibition of CSC images at historic University Settlement House



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