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Kaitlin Jencso portrays carefully constructed moments in time that communicate a specific, fleeting feeling. Photographs are a space to explore, process, and discover my fears and truths. Her exploration of the beauty in the mundane has led to a voyeuristic, yet cinematic approach to seeing.


She explores the emotional territory of ever-expanding and evolving relationships. Feelings of loss, movement, sense memory, nostalgia, ephemera, bloodlines, and the land create narratives. Although she photographs the commonplace, it is done in a thoughtful and insular way to capture a feeling instead of merely recording reality. These distilled moments heighten the senses into small, transcendent experiences.

Kaitlin graduated with a BFA from the Corcoran College of Art + Design in 2012. She was a Hamiltonian Fellow from 2018-2022 and won Best Fine Art Series at FotoWeek DC in 2016 and 2014. She also received an Award of Merit in the Focal Point show at the Maryland Federation of Art in 2014. 


Selected Reviews:

Jacobson, Louis “We Miss You Is a Site-Specific Look at One Artist’s

Pandemic Year”, Washington City Paper, Washington, DC: 10 June 2021.   Article

Jenkins, Mark. “In the galleries: Exploring how body language is a visual

form of communication,” Washington Post; 11 June 2021.   Article

Biondo, Juliana. “Kaitlin Jencso’s transformation of the mundane in the

digital era,” Bmore Art; 9 May 2019.  Article

2019 Jenkins, Mark. “In the galleries: Urban isolation rendered in stark black and-

white,” Washington Post; 3 May 2019.  Article

2019 Legetic, Svetlana. “Through the Looking Glass with Kaitlin Jencso,”

Brightest Young Things; 4 April 2019.  Article

Jenkins, Mark. “In the galleries: Contemporary images cast a striking new

light on the Arab World,” Washington Post, Washington DC; 30 November

2018. Article

2017 Jenkins, Mark. “In the galleries: The Selling of the Cold War and the Red

Menace,” Washington Post Online, Washington DC; 24 February 2017.  Article

2014 Space, Caroline. “Review: FotoweekDC Contest Winners,” ExposedDC

Online, Washington DC; 11 November 2014.  Article


Jacobson, Louis “Reviewed: NEXT at Corcoran, Class of 2012”, Washington City Paper Blog,

Washington, DC: 26 April 2012, Arts Desk.    Article


O’Sullivan, Michael “Making Nostalgia Look Trendy”, Washington Post, Washington, DC:

20 April 2012, p.26.    Article


Adi Video Pro “Behind the Lens with Kaitlin Jencso”, Arlington Independent Media,

Television show March 2012.


Jacobson, Louis “The Best Photographic Images of 2011”, Washington City Paper Blog,

Washington, DC: 21 December 2011, Arts Desk.  Article


O’Sullivan, Michael “Capturing a Moment and Much More”, Washington Post, Washington, DC:

02 December 2011.   Blog      Article


Jacobson, Louis “Reviewed: On the Lakeshore...and Other Stories at Goethe Cultural Institut”, Washington City Paper Blog, Washington, DC: 16 November 2011     Article

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