Kate Breakey, ‘Desert Cottontail, Juvenile’, 2016, Goodwin Fine Art

Photograph is framed.

Signature: Signed verso

About Kate Breakey

Kate Breakey is known for her large-scale, hand-colored photographs, which often feature luminous representations of birds, flowers, animals, and insects. Beginning with a silver photographic image, she paints over this with many transparent layers of oil, melding together different media. Breakey also creates works with the simple outlines of photograms—invented by William Fox Talbot in the 1830s—and ones that relate to 19th-century botanist Anna Atkins’ cyanotypes and Imogen Cunningham’s and Edward Weston’s 1920s plant and shell photographs. Concerned with the themes of death in nature and the preservation of beauty through photography, Breakey wants to “tenderly record the beautiful bodies now in transition towards decomposition and disintegration,” as she says.

Australian, b. 1957, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, based in Tucson, AZ, United States

Group Shows

Re-Float the Catherine Couturier Family Post-Hurricane Harvey Benefit
Catherine Edelman Gallery, 
Gallery Artists 2017

Fair History on Artsy

Catherine Edelman Gallery at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary 2018
Catherine Edelman at The Photography Show 2017, presented by AIPAD
Catherine Edelman at The Photography Show 2016 | presented by AIPAD