K a t h y    H a l a m k a



Kathy A. Halamka entered the professional art world at the age of 12 by exhibiting in galleries and regularly competing in scholarship and community art competitions. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studio Art from Stanford University in 1984 while working as a graphic artist. Concurrently studying art and psychology, Kathy interned with Dr. William C. Dement and Dr. Mary Carskadon in the Stanford Summer Sleep Camp Research Program, and with Stephen LaBerge PhD in his early studies on lucid dreaming. Continuing to exhibit in juried shows throughout the United States, she is entering the Master of Fine Arts graduate degree program at the Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in the autumn of 2002.

Artist's Statement

In-between states and spaces have always fascinated me because they are beyond simple understanding. Dreams are an exceptional example of the power of the in-between. Anthropologists use the terms liminal or betwixt and between to refer to the creative state of being out of ordinary time and space. My own lifelong liminality as a first generation Korean American of mixed ancestry and cross-cultural influences has always been integral to my art making. I find the complexity of construction, translation, concealment, and renewal in the creation of dream-based art becomes metaphorical for our contemporary relationship to our multifaceted lives and our rapidly accelerating culture. "Embrace," "Limina," and "Guidance" each explore lucid dreams recorded in a dream journal. Selecting and composing images to photograph occurs at my threshold response between conscious design and the intuitive. These images symbolically bridge waking and dreaming states, reaching for a tangible dream language.


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2002 ASD Dream Art Exhibition

19th Annual International Conference for the Association for the Study of Dreams
June 15 - 19, 2002
at Tufts University, Medford, Boston, Massachusetts

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