Kate Jordahl

Country: USA

Title:  Yosemite Falls in Spring

Medium: Photography, silver gelatin print

Size: 8" x 5 3/8"

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Jordahl was born in Summit, New Jersey. She received her M.F.A in Photography from Ohio University and her B.A. from the University of Delaware. She currently teaches at Chabot College and at PhotoCentral (a program of workshops, darkrooms, and a gallery in Hayward, California). Jordahl, has been an Artist in Residence for Yosemite National Park. Her photographs are in numerous collections including Ohio University Library, Rare Book Collection; Muse Gallery, Pennsylvania; the Yosemite Museum, California; and Bibliothèque National de France. She is represented by Vision Gallery, San Francisco, California and Photo Forum Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Her current work is with a 35mm camera and infrared film. This special film is sensitive to light beyond the visible spectrum. Through filtration and printing, Jordahl stretches this unusual film and works to move beyond the expected infrared representation to a magical and reverent imaging of the land. The growing trend of abstraction in her work makes the viewer aware of the beauty and power of the natural world.

Her selected exhibitions include: The Artist at Forty / Forty by the Artist, PhotoCentral Gallery, Hayward, California, 1999; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, Fort Mason, California, 1994; Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite, 1994; Vision Gallery, San Francisco, 1994; Yosemite Museum, California, 1994; Sun Gallery, Hayward, 1993 and '94; Photo Metro Gallery, San Francisco, 1993; The Adobe Art Center, Castro Valley, 1993; Photo Forum, Pittsburgh, 1992; San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art Auction, 1992; San Francisco Camerawork Auction Exhibition, 1992, '93 and '94; Panoramic Invitational, Tampere, Finland, 1992; The Alameda Arts Commission Gallery, Oakland, 1992; and Parts Gallery, Minnesota, 1992.
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