Kathleen Clark lives and works in Los Angeles. Her well regarded 2020 book of photographic reconstructions, The White House China explores her interests in history, race and politics. She is currently pursuing exhibition opportunities as well as creating new work. The White House China is a winner in the Lensculture Critics Choice 2022 awards. It was a Critical Mass Top 50 Winner in 2020, a Project Launch Grant recipient from Center Santa Fe 2020 and won an Honorable Mention in the Book Category at PX3 Paris Photo 2020.
She directed the contemporary Los Angeles galleries SPOT Photo Works, Clark | Oshin and The Woman's Building and has an MFA degree in studio art and photography from the University of California, Irvine. She served on the faculty at USC and at Art Center College of Design, where she continues as a Guest Lecturer.
The archives of her 1980s collaborative installation and performance work with The Girl Artists of Portland, Oregon are among the collections of The Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The Girl Artists received numerous grants from the Seattle Arts Commission, Portland’s Metropolitan Arts Commission, Oregon Arts Commission and from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Kathleen Clark is also a freelance photography editor and researcher with a range of clients. Her editorial credits include freelance travel editing for Sunset magazine, photo direction of Los Angeles Magazine and photo editing at LA Weekly.
She served as a juror or portfolio reviewer at a number of festivals and contests including: Critical Mass, Photolucida, Fotofest, Review Santa Fe, Review LA, Los Angeles Center of Photography, IPA, Tokyo International Photo Awards, IPA's One Shot Movement, Center for Fine Art Photography and Palm Springs Photo Festival.