June-July 2016

2016 Juried Show Award

Karalee Kuchar

Karalee Kuchar is a visual artist whose work incorporates photography and performance to explore themes of light versus darkness and spiritual connections through movement and the human relationship to nature.

Influenced by her study of movement and dance, she incorporates metaphors found in nature to create imagery that portrays opposition, spiritual connections, and growth.

Karalee’s work is a fusion of figure and landscape that occupies a unique space somewhere between the still photograph and the moving image. By exploring earthly and spiritual connections and the language of light, she seeks to discover the union of these relationships in order to unveil their elemental sources.

Karalee Kuchar received a BFA from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and is currently an MFA candidate for the University of Utah graduating class of 2017.

Her work has recently been displayed in the Photoplace gallery in Vermont for the exhibits In Celebration of Trees and Stories and Secrets. She also received “Best of Show” from the Plates to Pixels 2016 annual show Intimate Alchemy.