Kathy Grove

Kathy Grove (born 1948) is an American conceptual feminist photographer.wikipedia
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Phi Beta Kappa

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Her mother graduated first in her class, Phi Beta Kappa, as only the second female ever to attend the Carnegie Architecture School.

Rhode Island School of Design

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From 1966 to 1970, Grove studied painting, printmaking and photography at the Rhode Island School of Design and its Honors program in Rome, Italy.

Stanley William Hayter

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Upon graduation, she spent a year at Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17 in Paris studying color viscosity printing, intaglio techniques, and bookbinding.

Viscosity printing

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Upon graduation, she spent a year at Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17 in Paris studying color viscosity printing, intaglio techniques, and bookbinding.

Bookbinding

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Upon graduation, she spent a year at Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17 in Paris studying color viscosity printing, intaglio techniques, and bookbinding.

Photomontage

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She continued to create topographic wall reliefs of paper, photo montage materials, Masonite, and aluminum painted with acrylic and encaustic, slowly introducing silhouettes of recognizable images.

Masonite

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She continued to create topographic wall reliefs of paper, photo montage materials, Masonite, and aluminum painted with acrylic and encaustic, slowly introducing silhouettes of recognizable images.

Heresies Collective

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She became involved with the Heresies Women’s Collective, exhibited in group shows, and in 1984, had her first solo show at P.P.OW.

Dorothea Lange

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Seeing that every photo of every model or product was retouched to "perfection" led Grove to turn her retouching talents to do fashion "makeovers" of such female icons as Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother for shows like Inherent Vice at the Woodstock Center for Photography.

Florence Owens Thompson

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Seeing that every photo of every model or product was retouched to "perfection" led Grove to turn her retouching talents to do fashion "makeovers" of such female icons as Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother for shows like Inherent Vice at the Woodstock Center for Photography.

Colors (magazine)

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Working at Oya DeMerli’s SiteOne Digital Studio, Grove collaborated in 1994 with the COLORS magazine graphic designer Tibor Kalman to create "Reagan With Aids," a protest poster, and "What If…", racial-facial makeovers in which celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Jackson, the Pope, Spike Lee and others had their races changed.

Tibor Kalman

Working at Oya DeMerli’s SiteOne Digital Studio, Grove collaborated in 1994 with the COLORS magazine graphic designer Tibor Kalman to create "Reagan With Aids," a protest poster, and "What If…", racial-facial makeovers in which celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Jackson, the Pope, Spike Lee and others had their races changed.

Guerrilla Girls

Guerilla Girls
Sympathetic with the research of the Guerilla Girls about how few women were in museum collections and reproduced in art survey books, Grove embarked upon a lifelong project, The Other Series, wherein, using her retouching skills, she removed images of women from iconic paintings and photographs by male artists from Cimabue to Andy Warhol.

Cimabue

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Sympathetic with the research of the Guerilla Girls about how few women were in museum collections and reproduced in art survey books, Grove embarked upon a lifelong project, The Other Series, wherein, using her retouching skills, she removed images of women from iconic paintings and photographs by male artists from Cimabue to Andy Warhol.

Andy Warhol

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Sympathetic with the research of the Guerilla Girls about how few women were in museum collections and reproduced in art survey books, Grove embarked upon a lifelong project, The Other Series, wherein, using her retouching skills, she removed images of women from iconic paintings and photographs by male artists from Cimabue to Andy Warhol.

Henri Matisse

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In The Other Series: After Matisse, Grove removes nude model Henriette Darricarrère from a 1926 Henri Matisse painting, leaving nothing but an empty chair.

H. W. Janson

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The Other Series: After Janson: Masaccio, an excerpt of the text of H.W. Janson’s History of Art pages about Masaccio, with retouched reproductions of the paintings tipped in by Grove, was reproduced in an April 1990 issue of Artforum as a special artist’s project.

Masaccio

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The Other Series: After Janson: Masaccio, an excerpt of the text of H.W. Janson’s History of Art pages about Masaccio, with retouched reproductions of the paintings tipped in by Grove, was reproduced in an April 1990 issue of Artforum as a special artist’s project.

Artforum

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The Other Series: After Janson: Masaccio, an excerpt of the text of H.W. Janson’s History of Art pages about Masaccio, with retouched reproductions of the paintings tipped in by Grove, was reproduced in an April 1990 issue of Artforum as a special artist’s project.

The Civilians

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In May 2015, The Civilians, the first theater group in residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, used Grove’s image treatment and verbatim discussion of John Singer Sargent’s Madame X painting as the basis for one act of The Way They Live, their drama based art works in the museum’s American Wing.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

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In May 2015, The Civilians, the first theater group in residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, used Grove’s image treatment and verbatim discussion of John Singer Sargent’s Madame X painting as the basis for one act of The Way They Live, their drama based art works in the museum’s American Wing.

John Singer Sargent

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In May 2015, The Civilians, the first theater group in residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, used Grove’s image treatment and verbatim discussion of John Singer Sargent’s Madame X painting as the basis for one act of The Way They Live, their drama based art works in the museum’s American Wing.

Lawrence Weschler

Her work has been discussed in select journals, such as Lawrence Weschler’s Omnivore, or in art history or theory courses taught by photo or feminist scholars such as Anna Chave, of the CUNY Graduate Center and Joanna Isaak of Fordham University.

Leon Levy Foundation

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Grove was among the first to receive an Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation Fellowship and has also received awards from the Leon Levy Foundation, Art Matters, the New York State Council on the Arts and others.

Yaddo

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She has had residency fellowships at Yaddo, the Seaside Institute, MacDowell Colony, Dora Maar House and the Bogliasco Foundation.