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Patricia Katchur / Tucson Arizona

 

Please note: although I am originally from Pittsburgh, I am not the Patricia Katchur who murdered her husband. 

biography
 

Growing up in Pittsburgh - against the the backdrop of smoky, steel mills of a dying, industrial era - was a visual feast. In contrast, the picturesque landscape of tree forests and rolling fields combined with the moody atmospheric environment accentuated the natural world in a way that still lights a fire in my heart.  A strange beauty co-existed in both these natural and unnatural worlds.  Such memories from youth still linger in my mind.
 

I received a BFA in Fine Art Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology in upstate New York. Spending my junior-year-abroad based out of Salzburg, Austria, I studied art history and traveled across the continent, exploring, seeking & discovering.

 

Tucson has twice been home. I spent my first 6 years in Tucson straight out of college. Initially, the Sonoran Desert was uninvitingly harsh and abrasive. But the desert is bewitching, and once one understands its conflicting beauty, it never lets go.

 

New York City was my growing up period. Arriving insecure, I quickly realized my strengths and abilities. Things worked in my favor; I was in the right place, at the right time. Sixty Eight Degrees was a custom, high end, black & white photo lab that I co-owned and managed. Our clients were the top fashion photographers, advertising directors, magazine editorial departments and artists. It was the 90s, and life was good.
 

 

After many years, photography shifted from analog to digital, and i began different pursuits. Together, with Eric Taubman, we started Center for Alternative & Historic Processes (now penumbrafoundation.org). But the desert beckoned, cajoling me back.

 

My latest endeavors include Sunshine Shop Tucson. 

 

 

selected experience

 

Founder + Director - Sunshine Shop Tucson,  Arizona
 

Proprietress - Yikes Toys!  Tucson AZ

 

Tucson Modernism Week - Sponsor Relations, Tucson AZ

 

Unit Production Manager - Flor de Muertos, Tucson and Nogales AZ and Nogales, Mexico

 

Instructor - Wet Plate Collodion Workshops

Assistant Instructor - Wet Plate Collodion Workshops with Joni Sternbach, NYC NY / Pittsburgh PA / Salem MA

 

Organizer - GLOW! - Triangle L Ranch, Oracle AZ

 

Co-Founder & Director - Center for Alternative and Historic Processes (now Penumbra Foundation),  NYC NY

 

Co-Owner and Managing Partner - Sixty Eight Degrees B&W Lab,  NYC NY

 

 

education

BFA Fine Art Photography, Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T.), Rochester NY

 

Junior-Year-Abroad / Art History, Salzburg College, Salzburg Austria

 

Daguerreotype Workshop / Mike Robinson, The Daguerreian Society, Pittsburgh PA

 

Center for Alternative and Historic Processes Workshops, NYC NY

 

Wet Plate Collodion Workshop / John Coffer, Dundee NY

 

Glass Casting Workshop / Urban Glass, Brooklyn NY

 

 

awards

 

2011 Creative Capitol / Internet For Artists Workshop - Grant Recipient

 

 

selected lectures and panels

 

2015

Art as Life, Lecture, Honors College, University of Arizona

 

2014

Co-Juror | Curious Camera Competition, ArtsEye Gallery, Tucson AZ

 

2013

Robots!!! Atomic to the Space Age / Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation’s Tucson Modernism Week
Catalyst Cafe / Small Businesses and Social Media panel discussion, Pima County Public Library, Tucson AZ

 

2007

Back to Basics: The Renaissance in Historic and Alternative Photographic Processes / F295 Symposium on Lensless,  Alternative and Adaptive Photographic Processes, Carnegie Mellon University,  Pittsburgh PA
 

recent selected exhibitions

2017

10 x 10 small works invitational | group show, Tohono Chul, Tucson AZ

Valerie Galloway, Patricia Katchur, Mykl Wells | 3 Person Show, Michael David Salon, Tucson AZ

Bloom Night | group exhibition, Tohono Chul, Tucson AZ

Ranchy | Adobe Barn Gallery / Triangle L Ranch, Oracle AZ

Love Letters | group show, Yikes Toys!, Tucson AZ

2016

10 x 10 small works invitational | group show, Tohono Chul, Tucson AZ

Summer of Love | Mykl Wells, Valerie Galloway , Patricia Katchur @ Michael David Salon, Tucson AZ

Cactus & Clouds | group exhibition, The Galeria at YWCA, Tucson AZ
In Full Bloom  | group exhibition, Tohono Chul, Tucson AZ

2015

Patricia Katchur, Elizabeth Frank, Valerie Galloway | group exhibition, Petroglyphs, Tucson AZ
Memory Game Release Party | Valerie Galloway (Salon), Kitty Brophy (Revelations), Patricia Katchur (Saguaro), MOCAshop, Tucson AZ
Beautiful Dark | artworks & poems, Patricia Katchur and Joni Wallace, Hotel Congress Lobby, Tucson AZ
Small Works Invitational | group show, Tohono Chul Botanical Gardens, Tucson AZ
Femmes & Flora | Valerie Galloway and Patricia Katchur, Michael David Salon, Tucson AZ
The Sky Above  | group exhibition, Tohono Chul, Tucson AZ

Land of Ozma | solo exhibition, Wee Gallery, Tucson AZ

 

2014
Sacred Love | group exhibition, Art House Centro, Tucson AZ

New Works | Patricia Katchur and  Valerie Galloway, YWCA, Tucson AZ

Oracle Studio Tour | Patricia Katchur and Sharon Holnback, Adobe Gallery, Oracle AZ

 

2013

The Exotic Sublime | group show, Atlas Fine Art Services, Tucson AZ

Small Works Invitational | group show, Tohono Chul, Tucson AZ
Featured Artist | solo exhibition, Tohono Chul Park, Tucson AZ

 

2012

Desierto | solo exhibition, Tucson Botanical Garden’s Porter Hall Gallery,  Tucson AZ

RED:  A Juried Invitational,  Temple Gallery via Etherton Gallery,  Tucson AZ

BeMine: Collaborations betweens Writers & Artists, University of Arizona’s Poetry Center,  Tucson AZ

Arizona Valentine, Phoenix Airport Museum, Phoenix AZ
Selected Works, University of Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson AZ

 

2011

Phone-ography, Featured Artist,  ArtsEye Gallery,  Tucson AZ

Upon Awakening, solo exhibition, Tucson Airport’s Upper Link Gallery,  Tucson AZ

 

2010

Art Rooms, Historic Hotel Congress,  Tucson AZ

Selected Works, University of Arizona Cancer Center,  Tucson AZ

 

2008

ReForm, Studio 455,  Tucson AZ

Tucson / New York City & Back, Adobe Gallery, Oracle AZ