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Klutenkamper_AllysonArtist’s Bio

Allyson Klutenkamper is an Assistant Professor of Art (Photography) at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington

b. 1978, St. Louis, Missouri (raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota)

She received her MFA in photography from the University of Notre Dame and BFA at the University of Missouri – Columbia.  Her large-scale photographs of women are set in depersonalized domestic spaces that create a fractured narrative that represents isolation, anxiety, and despair while utilizing the concept of beauty as an experience rather than a condition.  Klutenkamper’s work has been recently exhibited at the Weston Art Gallery and Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, as well as featured at the Pingyao Photography Festival and Photo San Francisco.  Recent awards have included the Ohio Art Council’s Award for Individual Excellence, Shawnee Creative Endeavor Award; received awards of distinction from Katherine Ware, Anne Wilkes Tucker, Joyce Tenneson, and Mark Masuoka; and is one of fifteen photographers recognized in the Center for Fine Art Photography’s book Portfolio Showcase: Vol. 3.  She is also active in the Society for Photographic Education, served as the Midwest Society for Photographic Education coordinator of scholarships from 2006-2012, and is a member of the Women’s and Multicultural Caucuses.