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Life & Work with Kathleen Kline

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kathleen Kline.

Hi Kathleen, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
I started out as a photographer working in live performance venues in Baltimore covering regional and national bands that passed through the city. After roughly, three years I expanded out and concentrated on landscape and cityscape work leading into documentary street photography. Twenty years later, I stumbled upon the Graffiti Warehouse in Baltimore and expanded portfolio again by shooting portraiture work with models I had met through the Warehouse. With this experience, I was able to place the portraiture work in galleries all over the world. When the riots occurred in Baltimore, I journeyed back into street photography. I have been able to travel to various places in the world to continue the street work and expand my experience.

It was also around this time that I dipped my hand into abstract painting to release some pent up creative energy. I realized how difficult it was for artists to get their work shown to a greater audience so in 2019 opened an online gallery to showcase local and regional artists. In early 2020 the physical location of the gallery was set to open just as Covid-19 restrictions and lockdowns were put into place. At the end of June 2020 the katsea gallery was able to open and the response has been tremendous. There are several international artists as well as many local and regional artists now showcased at the gallery and growing every day.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It has not been a smooth road. Covid-19 restrictions were a huge hurdle but are overcoming that every day with persistence and determination.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am a photographer, painter and gallery owner. I specialize in portraiture and street work. I am mostly known for portraiture but the street work is also a strong subject. I am most proud of the fact that many pieces of the portraiture work has been shown in galleries all over the world.

Can you share something surprising about yourself?
I am an introvert and I am not comfortable in crowds or crowded situations.

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Kathleen Kline Photography

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