Katarzyna Derda

Derda

Neverdoll

Neverdoll is a cinematic narrative that uses storytelling as a way to confront emotional states such as melancholy, loneliness and fear.     The photographs represent pivotal moments in life’s journey, which is often a mysterious and romantic voyage. With the use of a small doll, with large eyes as the subject, the viewer is encouraged to immerse in themselves into these moments and to view the world differently. The artist, Fantoche, created the doll.

 

Neverdoll is ongoing project photographed with a medium format camera and printed in a darkroom using lith process. This process provides me the opportunity to create one of kind photographs that are as delicate and gritty as life itself. The lith prints are then scanned and printed as mounted pigment prints.

Katarzyna Derda was born and raised in small town in Poland.  She decided to move to the United States in her early 20’s, and that is where she discovered her passion for photography.  In 2006, Katarzyna was accepted to the Daily Herald's Newspaper Internship.  During this time, photojournalism became a dynamic way of gaining experience and polishing her skills.  After an inspiring year, Katarzyna decided to go back to school to develop her technical skills and look for a new medium of expression.  She enrolled in the Oakton Community College photography program, where she was introduced to medium format cameras and the magic of the darkroom.  Katarzyna began photographing and experimenting with different types of prints when she discovered the process of lith printing.  She immediately fell in love with the results of this process which are very unique.  She began her work using dolls and figurines that she felt she had a connection with.   Using inanimate objects in her work has been difficult, but at the same time extremely gratifying.  Katarzyna is able to pour her emotions into these images using these dolls to tell the story.  Since 2012, her works have been exhibited in various group exhibitions across the United States and Europe.  In 2014, she was a finalist for her work in some of the most prestigious competitions, such as The Royal Photographic Society 157th International Print Exhibition, the 6th Julia Cameron Award, and the Photographer’s Forum Magazine.  She has received first place in the MIFA; Moscow International Foto Award and Honorable Mention in the IPA; International Photography Award. Just recently Katarzyna's work for her project Neverdoll has been accepted for The Chicago Project at Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago.

Neverdoll images are available as 20 x 20", 30 x 30" and 40 x 40" mounted pigment prints made in editions of 6, 6 and 3, respectively. Pieces range in price from $1100 to $1500.

 

Paper Dreams are all unique 14 x 14" lith prints available for $2500.

Please call: (312) 266-2350 for prices of specific pieces.
Prices are print only unless otherwise indicated.

Katarzyna Derda
Frozen Roses, 2016
Katarzyna Derda
Lost Shoe, 2016
Katarzyna Derda
Dark Butterflies , 2016
Katarzyna Derda
Someone Like Me, 2015
Katarzyna Derda
Neversummer, 2015
Katarzyna Derda
Music in the Bottle , 2015
Katarzyna Derda
Photograph #2, 2014
Katarzyna Derda
Photograph #5, 2014
Katarzyna Derda
Photograph #6, 2014
Katarzyna Derda
Photograph #7, 2014
Katarzyna Derda
Photograph #9, 2014
Katarzyna Derda
Photograph #10, 2014
Katarzyna Derda
Photograph #12, 2014
Katarzyna Derda
Photograph #8, 2013
Katarzyna Derda
Photograph #11, 2013