An artist and photography editor, Kathleen Clark lives and works in Southern California. Her well regarded 2020 book of photographic reconstructions, The White House China, was recognized by Critical Mass Top 50, Center Santa Fe's Project Launch Grants and Px3. Her personal work utilizes photography and mixed media to explore themes of environment, language, home, family and history. She has exhibited works in galleries such as COCA in Seattle, the Portland Art Museum, Southern Exposure in San Francisco and LACE in Los Angeles. She has a Master of Fine Arts degree in studio art and photography, and served as faculty at Art Center College of Design and at the University of Southern California. In addition she was a recipient of commissions and grants for collaborative work (with The Girl Artists of Portland, Oregon) from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Oregon Arts Commission, Seattle Arts Commission, Bumbershoot Festival and the Metropolitan Arts Commission, Portland, Oregon.
She was Director of the contemporary Los Angeles photography galleries Spot Photo Works and Clark | Oshin Gallery. Kathleen was also the Photo Director of Los Angeles Magazine and LA Weekly newspaper and freelance photo editor for Sunset magazine. She won numerous awards from the Society of Publication Design, American Photography and the City and Regional Magazine Awards. Kathleen Clark has served as a portfolio reviewer for Photo Lucida, Review Santa Fe, FotoFest Houston, Art Center College of Design, Palm Springs Photo Festival, The Lucie Foundation, Los Angeles Center of Photography, and Eyeist. As a juror, she served the Tokyo International Photography Awards, Critical Mass, the Center for Fine Art Photography and the International Photography Awards.