About Katie

Katie Chirichillo is a fine art photographer based in Beacon, New York in the beautiful Hudson Valley. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from SUNY New Paltz in 2012.

Analog is how Katie describes her body of fine art photography which is all 35mm and 120mm color film. Her work investigates the people and spaces around her, and how those people inhabit those spaces, may it be permanent or for a brief moment. The people examined in her photographs are those closest to her, though the candid nature can leave the viewer curious of the subject's relationship to the photographer. A keen awareness of the quick and often unnoticeable "in-between" instances have earned Katie great praise in the field. 

After people-watching for so long and being an unofficial paparazzi photographer among parties and social gatherings, taking work as a wedding and event photographer was a natural progression for Katie, though she had been doing it all along.

When not photographing, Katie is at a punk show somewhere in the tri-state area, befriending every cat she meets, or demolishing a plate of nachos. Possibly all three at once.


Curriculum Vitae

Permanent Collections

Randolph Township Free Public Library, Randolph, NJ

SUNY New Paltz Photography Department, New Paltz, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2019

Analog, Oak Vino, Beacon, NY

Group Exhibitions

2019

The Spirit of Beacon, Howland Public Library, Beacon, NY

Postcards from New York's Hudson Valley, NEA Gallery, Benalla, Victoria, Australia

Five,  ArtBar Gallery, Kingston, NY

The Mystery of Nancy Drew, Howland Public Library, Beacon, NY

Cycles, Catalyst Gallery, Beacon, NY


2018

Small Works, Catalyst Gallery, Beacon, NY

Art for the Holidays, ArtBar Gallery, Kingston, NY

The Spirit of Beacon, Howland Public Library, Beacon, NY

Arts in the Parks, Randolph Township Community Center, Randolph, NJ


2017

Small Works, Catalyst Gallery, Beacon, NY

Art for the Holidays, ArtBar Gallery, Kingston, NY

Winter Gala: Black & White, Teran Studio, Newburgh, NY


2016

Art for the Holidays, ArtBar Gallery, Kingston, NY

Small Works, Catalyst Gallery, Beacon, NY

Petit, Emerge Gallery, Saugerties, NY

Stereotypes, Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown, TX


2015

Art for the Holidays, ArtBar Gallery, Kingston, NY

Small Works, Catalyst Gallery, Beacon, NY


2014

Art for the Holidays, ArtBar Gallery, Kingston, NY

Show & Tell, Northlight, Penland, NC

40 Under 40, Alamance County Arts Council, Graham, NC

Traces of Life, Arterie Fine Arts Gallery, Naperville, IL

Light & Memory, A/NT Gallery, Seattle, WA

Deep Quiet, Grand Street Community Arts Gallery, Albany, NY


2013

William Wegman: Hello Nature. How to Paint, Draw, Cook and Find Your Way, Artipelag, Stockholm, Sweden: Online, Mobile App.

Object Focus: The Bowl, Engage & Use, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR


2012

Crossroads, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Fall Season Photo Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

The Portrait Show, Unison Gallery, New Paltz, NY

How We Are, Thesis Exhibition, Samuely Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY

Open Studios, Old Library, New Paltz, NY

Sustainable World: Bamako/New York, Calumet Gallery, New York, NY

Photography at New Paltz, Sojourner Truth Library, New Paltz, NY


2011

Open Studios, Old Library, New Paltz, NY

Mali Photography Exchange, Maison Africaine de la Photographie, Complexe de la Bibliotheque, Mali, West Africa

Illuminate/Letters From Home: The Mali Exchange, The Shirt Factory, Kingston, NY

Sight Insight, Sojourner Truth Library, New Paltz, NY


2010

Open Studios, Old Library, New Paltz, NY

Mid-Hudson Student Art Collective, Unframed Artist Gallery, New Paltz, NY


2009

Foundations Exhibition, Smiley Arts Building, New Paltz, NY


Publications

2019

Editor's Letter, Hudson Valley Magazine, October 2019, Fishkill, NY

"Out & About", Hudson Valley Magazine, August 2019, Fishkill, NY

"24 Hours In..." & "Annual Events", Ultimate Guide to the Hudson Valley, Annual 2019, Fishkill, NY

Women in Business Luncheon, Hudson Valley Magazine, January 2019, Fishkill, NY


2018

Best of Hudson Valley Party, Hudson Valley Magazine, December 2018, Fishkill, NY


2014

Citizen, Alternative Press Magazine, Issue #310, Cleveland, OH


2013

The Front Bottoms, Alternative Press Magazine, Issue #300, Cleveland, OH

Various photographs, Generic Insight: The Zine, Issue #1, Brooklyn, NY


2012

Crucial Dudes, Start Something Zine, Issue #1, Flemington, NJ

Various photographs, Table Three Media Zine, Issue #1, NY

Hostage Calm, Amp Magazine: Warped Tour Guide, Martinez, CA

Balance & Composure, Alternative Press Magazine, Issue #286, Cleveland, OH

Loma Prieta/Birds In Row, Brooklyn Veganwww.brooklynvegan.com


2011

Interview, Lost Boy Zine, Issue #3, London, UK

Tigers Jaw, Mixed Signals, vinyl/CD album art, Run For Cover Records, Boston, MA

All of Hostage Calm, CD album art, Ice Grills Records, Japan

Incendiary/Unrestrained Split, vinyl album art, Trip Machine Laboratories, Nyack, NY

Various photographs, Mustache Magazine, Issue 004, Hopatcong, NJ


2010

Connecticut Hardcore: A Journalistic Expose on Punk and Hardcore, Western Connecticut State University Press, Danbury, CT

Touche Amore Tour Wrap-Up, Junnktank Webzine, www.junnnktank.com

Long Island Fest Day Two Recap, Punk News, www.punknews.org

Various photography, The NJ Undergroundwww.thenjunderground.com

Featured artist, The New Paltz Oracle, New Paltz, NY


2009

La Boheme, Program Booklet, The Scottish Opera, Glasow, Scotland

The Observer, SUNY New Paltz Alumni Magazine, New Paltz, NY

Various photographs, Mustache Magazine, Issue 002, Hopatcong, NJ


Awards & Recognition

2014

Workshop Scholarship, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

Artist Workshops

2014

Collodion, Cameras, and Contraptions, instructor Tom DeLooza, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY

Darkroom Alchemy, instructor Deborah Ford, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

Intro to Basket-weaving, instructor Margaret Britton, Ulster Community College, Stone Ridge, NY

Intro to Glassblowing, instructor Kathleen Andersen, Hudson Beach Glass, Beacon, NY

Education

The State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz • New Paltz, NY

Bachelor of Fine Arts • Photography


Employment resume available upon request.

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