Kate Freedberg’s photography explores landscape, color, light, and movement in a very playful way; with her pug dog, Ursulina. Inspired by the dog’s energetic and inquisitive nature, the artist wondered how this small, young creature experienced the world. Freedberg acquired two lightweight cameras and devised a system of attaching them to Ursulina’s halter. The process is collaborative, the artist presses the remote and then ten seconds later the time release shutter goes off, resulting in surprising, yet informative depictions of the world.
Freedberg received a BA in photography at Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, and continued on to get her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, Medford, MA. She has had solo exhibitions at institutions such as the Tufts University Gallery, Medford, MA, Gallery Autorimessa, Rome, Italy, and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Additionally, she has been involved in a number of group exhibitions including those at Lost and Found Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Space 200, Boston, MA, and deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA. More of the artist’s work can be seen at Gallery Kayafas, Boston, M), and she is represented by the Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, DC.