Kathryn Sawbridge is a multi-disciplinary artist.
During her degree in Photography at the University of Wolverhampton, her work explored identity and obscurity, and how semiotics can give clues to obscured identity. During her Master’s in Fine Art at the University of Wolverhampton, Sawbridge continued her exploration of building up of layers of identity and used dress patterns and materials to create life size installations to show the impact of families and other relationships on personality development.
Since university, her work has focused more on perceptions and making the viewer question what they think they see and what they actually see. Her approach to this was using photomontage that may at first appear normal, but the elements are taken from one context and reassembled in a new context; on closer examination the new scene becomes surreal, albeit having the outward look of reality.
Sawbridge is part of Birmingham Art Circle and is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society. She is also a Member and Curator of Sutton Coldfield Society of Artists.