Kate Harrold's surreal photography draws inspiration from childhood and all the possibilities of an innocent and boundless imagination. Her work is the result of a lifetime of observing and creating. Born and raised in Elverson, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, she loved and pursued art from an early age. She focused her attention on photography after discovering the university dark room while attaining her BFA at Cornell University's School of Architecture Art and Planning. After eight years of working as a photographer, retoucher, and printer in Philadelphia and New York City, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee. Here she has worked exclusively at creating and exhibiting her work. She has exhibited across the country and was recently profiled in Nashville Arts Magazine. Her work is currently on display at several galleries including Jackson Junge Gallery in Chicago, 2010 Gallery in Kansas City, and Art and Invention Gallery in Nashville.
“My work is a digital collage. I photograph each element of the image I am creating (occasionally borrowing pieces from found photographs) and then digitally manipulate & merge them together to create new and unlikely stories. I'm often inspired by a building, character, or single detail and enjoy the challenge of removing that element from its environment and creating a whole new space and story around it. I enjoy the confusion between imagination, manipulation, and reality. “
AWARDS: "Best in Catagory - Digital" Bethesda Row Arts Festival 2014, "Award of Distinction" Art Fest Fort Myers 2015, "Award of Merit" Gasparilla Festival of the Arts 2015, "Second in Catagory" Coconut Grove Arts Festival 2016