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KATHLEEN BRENNAN

Kathleen Brennan began her journey of photography at the early age of 10 when she received her first polaroid camera. A native of NJ, she completed her degree in Photography from the Universtiy of New Mexico in the 70’s.

“I look for the abstract element in my work, the honesty, humor and the simple straightforwardness of people’s lives.”

Her diverse body of work, ranging from portrait to documentary, natural landscape to urban scenes, provides an enduring testament to the transformative processes of our world.

Kathleen was born in 1955 in Newark, New Jersey. She currently resides in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico.

EXHIBITION RESUME

EDUCATION
1974-77, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque-B.U.S. Photography
1973-74 Brookdale College. Lincroft, New Jersey

COLLECTIONS
Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM
Peter and Madeline Martin Foundation for the Creative Arts, San Francisco, CA
El Pomar Foundation, Colorado Springs, CO

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010
The Power of Turquoise Six page Photo Essay, New Mexico magazine
2005
The Gates of Central Park The Taos Inn, Taos, NM
2004
In Praise of what Persists Images of Breast Cancer – Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM
2003
Ephemeral Spirit Images of a Conscious Life and Death – San Francisco Zen Center, CA
2001
Ephemeral Spirit Images of a Conscious Life and Death – Taos Mt. Sangha, Taos, NM
VIDEOS
2012
The New Neighbor HD Video 12 min. Documentary about Dennis Hopper
Taos Shortz Film Festival, Taos, NM
2011
The New Neighbor HD Video 12 min. Documentary about Dennis Hopper
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, Santa Fe, NM World Premier
Vast Spaces, Unique Vistas The artists of Black Mt. College and the New Mexico Connection HD Video 17 min. Harwood Museum of Art, Taos NM

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011
Self Portrait Show Taos, NM
Art in Town Hall, Taos, NM
New Mexorado, Juried Regional Show, Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM
Russian nights in Taos, Taos Art Museum and Fechin House, Taos, NM
Taos Selects Taos Fall Arts Festival Award
Land, Light and Legends of Taos Taos Inn, Taos, NM
2010
Taos Arts organization Stuio Tour
Self Portrait Show Taos, NM
2008
Taos Arts organization Stuio Tour
Taos Invites Taos Taos, NM Award
2007
Taos Arts organization Stuio Tour
Taos Invites Taos Taos, NM Award
Ranchos de Taos Talpa Studio Tour Taos, NM
Who do you say that I am? Visions of Christ, Gender and Justice–JHS Gallery, Taos, NM
Cambridge Art 10th Annual National Prize Show – Harvard Univ. Art Museum Cambridge, MA
Abstractions – The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
2006
Biography:Ann St. John Hawley – A DVD portrait – Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM
Camino Real Studio Tour – Taos, NM
Taos Invites Taos – Taos, NM-Award
A nnual Miniature Show—Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM
2005
Camino Real Studio Tour – Taos, NM
Taos Invites Taos – Taos, NM
Raw Art—Santa Fe, NM
2004
Taos Invites Taos – Taos, NM
2001
Taos Invites Taos – Taos, NM
Photography 7, Fenix Gallery, Taos,NM
2000
Dallas Museum of Art – Dallas Tx.
3 Women Photographers – Taos, NM
Taos Invites Taos – Taos, NM
Environmental Photo Project, Enos Garcia School, Taos, NM
Snakedance Inn – Taos Ski Valley, NM

AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS
2011 The Power of Turquoise,Photo Essay for NM Magazine
New Mexico Press Women, State Award
The Power of Turquoise, Photo Essay for NM Magazine
National Press Woman, National Award
2007
Taos Invites Taos, 3rd Place Ribbon NM
Poster Artist, Ranchos de Taos/Talpa Studio Tour
2005
Scars,Special Issue, Alligator Juniper Publication, Presott College, AZ
2004
In Praise of What Persists Images of Breast Cancer, Catalogue
Finalist, Willard Van Dyke Award
2002
Finalist,Eliot Porter Award
Poster Artist, Los Jardineros Garden Club Of Taos, NM
2001
Poster Artist, Los Jardineros Garden Club Of Taos, NM
2000
Poster Artist, Los Jardineros Garden Club Of Taos, NM
1996
Taos Open, Best of Show Award Taos, NM
1994
PVAL 33rd Annual Show, Honorable Mention Fort Collins, CO