Kate Joyce

Photographer Kate Joyce at SITE Santa Fe

Kate Joyce, Metaphysic, 2022 installation at SITE Santa Fe (photo: Shayla Blatchford)



ABOUT THE ARTIST

Kate Joyce uses photography to explore interfaces between the ordinary and extraordinary. Her work is informed by the geometry of light and space along with documentary processes and remains attuned to elements of ambiguity and mystery. Often employing typologies, relationships between pictures and literature, and collaboration.

Kate grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She studied photojournalism and sociology at San Francisco State University; Spanish in Guatemala and Chile; and documentary photography at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

Kate received a Lewis Hine Documentary Initiative Fellowship during which she worked in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, and recently had a solo exhibition at SITE Santa Fe. Her work can be found in many public and private collections.

 

Metaphysics 

In 2022, Metaphysics, a series of color photographs made from her window seat onboard airplanes, was exhibited at SITE Santa Fe, with a companion publication by Hat & Beard Press.

This series of photographs reveals fragments of time's movement through light and space, and highlights the interface of human life and machines.

"I spent over seven years, between 2012 and 2019, on over 50 airplanes (...) I found the window seat to be its own destination. Something like a studio of constraints. Reduced to limb, drapery, and light we resemble each other, we are repetitions of each other, row by row we are each other’s other."


Kate Joyce, Metaphysics, pln07
2022
UV7- color pigment print on acrylic, blackened steel frame, with specialized LED lighting
 24 x 36 in.

Metaphysics, pln07, 2022, UV7- color pigment print on acrylic, blackened steel frame, with specialized LED lighting, 36 x 24 in. 

  

Kate Joyce, Metaphysics, pln03 
2022 
UV7- color pigment print on acrylic, blackened steel frame, with specialized LED lighting
 24 x 36 in.

Metaphysics, pln03,
 
2022, UV7- color pigment print on acrylic, blackened steel frame, with specialized LED lighting, 36 x 24 in.

  


Metaphysics, pln02, 2018, archival ultra chrome pigment print, 34 x 23 in. (framed)

 

  

 

Metaphysics, pln01, 2018, archival ultra chrome pigment print,  34 x 23 in. (framed)

 

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Metamorphoses

Kate Joyce’s Metamorphoses transforms Ovid’s collection of myths from the ancient world, written toward the end of his life nearly two thousand years ago, into a photographic journal of contemporary life. Earthiness, domestic activity, and unlikely female heroines emerge. Themes and stories that historically and predominantly have been described through male narrators and on a European stage are seen in the people, architecture, landscape and animals of a Latin American country—from Santiago to Tierra del Fuego.

"Originally I made the photographs in Chile while traveling alone as a teenager. Twenty-years later I discovered the photographs in the work of Ovid."

Kate Joyce published the book Metamorphoses in collaboration with Andrew Berns (Special Problems Press, 2021). The book pairs Kate Joyce's photographs with selected lines from Ovid's poem. Andrew Bern's translation from Latin act as a design element and reminder of time and origin.

Watch the video of the multimedia presentation of Metamorphoses, photographs from Chile by Kate Joyce, with translation by Andrew Berns and live soundscapes by Justin Ray, aka RMX#13. Live recording from event at SITE Santa Fe, March 11, 2022.

 

Kate Joyce, Metamorphoses Installation (9 pieces) %u2028%u20282023%u2028, Archival pigment print on rag paper%u2028, 76 x 42 in.

Metamorphoses, 9 photographs installation, 

2023
, archival pigment print on rag paper
, 76 x 42 in.

 

Kate Joyce, Metamorphoses Installation (9 pieces)
 2021
 Archival pigment print on rag paper
 29 x 32 in.

Metamorphoses, The Creation 08, 2023, archival pigment print on rag paper, 10.5 x 15 in.

  

Kate Joyce, Metamorphoses, The Creation 05
 2021 
Archival pigment print on rag paper
 10.5 x 15 in.

Metamorphoses, The Creation 05, 2023, archival pigment print on rag paper, 10.5 x 15 in.

  

Kate Joyce, Metamorphoses, Ocyrhoë 09
 2021
 Archival pigment print on rag paper 
10.5 x 15 in.

Metamorphoses, Ocyrhoë 09, 2023, archival pigment print on rag paper, 10.5 x 15 in.

  

Kate Joyce, Metamorphoses, Pygmalion 04
 2021
 Archival pigment print on rag paper
 10.5 x 15 in.

Metamorphoses, Pygmalion 04, 2023, archival pigment print on rag paper, 10.5 x 15 in.

 

Kate Joyce, Metamorphoses, Actaeon & Diana 02
 2021 
Archival pigment print on rag paper
 10.5 x 15 in.

Metamorphoses, Acateon & Diana 02, 2023, archival pigment print on rag paper, 10.5 x 15 in.
  

Kate Joyce, Metamorphoses, Actaeon & Diana 01
 2021 
Archival pigment print on rag paper 
8 x 10.5 in.

Metamorphoses, Acateon & Diana 01, 2023, archival pigment print on rag paper, 8 x 10.5 in. 

 

Kate Joyce, Metamorphoses, Pythagora 09 
2021 
Archival pigment print on rag paper 
8 x 10.5 in.

Metamorphoses, Pythagora 09, 2023, archival pigment print on rag paper, 8 x 10.5 in.

  

Kate Joyce, Metamorphoses, Phoebus 03 
2021
 Archival pigment print on rag paper 
8 x 10.5 in.

Metamorphoses, Phoebus 03, 2023, archival pigment print on rag paper, 8 x 10.5 in.

 

Kate Joyce, Metamorphoses, Ceres & Proserpina 07
 2021
 Archival pigment print on rag paper
 8 x 10.5 in.

Metamorphoses, Ceres & Proserpina 07, 2023, archival pigment print on rag paper, 8 x 10.5 in.

 

 

Inquire about available artwork here or call 505-372-7681