Katherine Newbegin was born in Portland, Oregon in 1976 and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received her MFA in Photography from Hunter College in 2005 and her undergraduate degree in 1999 from Yale University where she studied English and Photography. During her studies she worked with Reiner Leist, Lois Conner, and Tod Papageorge. In Spring 2001, Katherine moved to New York City, where she has been living and working ever since. In 2008 she received a DAAD fellowship to live in Berlin, where she had been visiting and working off and on for years.

While living in Berlin, Revolver published a two-person catalogue of her work, which was edited by Sasa Hanten and includes essays by both Barbara Steffen and Sasa Hanten. Katherine has been showing her work at various galleries and institutions including: Dina4Projekte, Haas & Fischer, Galerie Open, Pinakothek der Moderne, Kunstverein Munich, and the Loeb Art Center at Vassar College. In December 2009, Katherine received an award from the Tiffany Foundation, which allowed her to travel to India where she photographed old Cinemas.

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Education

2008

Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany

2005

MFA Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, New York

1999

BA Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Awards

2011

Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Space Program 2011 - 2012

2009

Recipient of The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award

2008

DAAD Fellowship, Berlin, Germany 2008 – 2009

2004

Graf Travel Grant, Hunter College, City University of New York

1999

Sudler Funding for the Creative Arts, Yale University

1998

Sudler Funding for the Creative Arts, Yale University

Solo Exhibitions

2014

“VACANT” Lesley Heller Workspace, New York

2012

“Fading” Curated by Dina Renninger, Dina4 Projekte invited by Galerie Jordanow, Munich

2009

“Behind the Scenes” Galerie Open, Berlin (Catalogue)

ART Karlsruhe, Solo Booth Exhibition, Karlsruhe, Germany with Galerie Open, Berlin

2008

“Behind the Scenes” with Matthias Baus, Dina4 Projekte, Munich (Catalogue)

“Hotel Turist” Haas & Fischer, Zurich

“ Digression Walking through Space” Galerie Open, Berlin

2006

“Waiting Room / Warteraum Tapetenwechsel” Galerie Open, Berlin

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2013

“Shoot,” Lesley Heller Workspace, New York

2012

“Formalism,” Curated by Elizabeth Grady, Deutsches Haus, New York

“12 Responses to Berlin,” Curated by Axel Sommers and Lambert Hansgert, Kommunale Galerie Berlin

“Res Publica Res Privata,” Verein Zur Forderung von Kunst and Kultur, Berlin

2011

“Schwarz war immer di Farbe der anderen” Dina4 Projekte, Berlin and Munich

“Vassar 150 Years Later: New Photography by Tina Barney, Tim Davis, and Katherine Newbegin”

Curated by Mary-Kay Lombino, Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York (Catalogue)

"Crossing the Atlantic: 40 years of DAAD New York," curated by Ivan Gaete, Chelsea Art Museum, New York

2010

Ernst & Young Corporate Collection curated by Dina4 Projekte and Andreas Grimm, Munich

“Power to the People” Feature Inc., New York

2009

“PIN Auction” Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

“Young Artists Exhibition” Kunstverein, Munich

“Livingroom” Haas & Fischer, Zurich

VOLTA Basel, Switzerland with Haas & Fischer, Zurich

VOLTA New York, New York with Haas & Fischer, Zurich

2007

“Utopian Mirage” with Justine Kurland, Joel Sternfeld and Gergory Crewdson,

Curated by Mary-Kay Lombino, Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York

“Art for AID” JCI Sotheby’s UNICEF Juried Exhibition, Amsterdam

Residencies

2010

Residency Program Runner-Up, Camera Club of New York, New York

2009

Finalist for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Residency, New York

Residency Program Runner-Up, Camera Club of New York, New York

2008

Yaddo Artist Residency, Saratoga Springs, New York

2004

Artist Residency, The Catskills Mountain Foundation, Hunter, New York

Catalogue Essays

 

Mary-Kay Lombino, “LIFE at Vassar,” Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, 2011

 

Sasa Hanten, “Behind the Scenes,” Revolver-Publishing, 2008

Barbara Steffen, “Portraits as the Interior of the Psyche,” Revolver-Publishing, 2008

Press Reviews

 

“Pretty Vacant: Photographic Fiction and Fact” by R.C. Baker, The Village Voice, April 16, 2014

“Katherine Newbegin at Lesley Heller,” Gorky’s Granddaughter, March 2014

“Interview with the Artist” by Maria Calandra, Pencil in the Studio, July 2, 2012

“Interview with the Artist” by Stephanie Young, Vellum, Fall 2012

Critic’s Pick, Time Out New York, September 14, 2011

“Loeb Opens with Photography Exhibition of Contemporary Vassar” by Rachel Borne,

The Miscellany News, January 27, 2011

“Eng an der Stadt,” Neues Deustchland, November 16, 2012

“Berlin Sous L’Oeil du Photographie,” ParisBerlin, November 13, 2012

“Tuefelsberg I and II” Lettre International, October 10, 2009

“Tage Kunst” by Matthias Reichelt, Zitty Berlin, May 20, 2009

“Zuricher Kultur” Zuricher Zeitung, October 10, 2008

“Kurzkritik” by Karl Heinrich, Die Welt, July 4, 2008

“Utopian Mirage”, Artist Interview, Poughkeepsie Journal, May 25, 2007

“Menschenleer: Fotografie von Katherine Newbegin in der Galerie Open” by

Christiane Meixner, Berliner Morgenpost, October 11, 2006

FORUM, Camera Austria, Issue 96. December 2006

“Die Kulturzeit-Tipps in Kurze” 3sat, September 21, 2006

Teaching Experience

2010-2016

The School of Visual Arts, New York, New York

Adjunct -Instructor, Currently teaching 4 video classes for both Fall and Spring

Sophomore Video, BFA Photography Department

Digital Photography: Advanced Projects in Video, BFA Photography Department

Symposium in Video, BFA Photography Department

2015

Parsons School of Design, New York, New York

Part-time Lecturer, Fall Semester

Core Studio 3: Photo Context, BFA Photography Department

Visiting Artist Lectures

2013

Lecture and critique of student work, New York University, New York, New York

2012

Lecture and panel discussion, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

 

Lecture and critique of student work, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

2011

Lecture and critique of student work, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York