Using her camera and computer, Houston-based photographer Kathryn Rabinow creates large, abstract and traditional images that reveal the essence and unexpected beauty of everyday scenes and objects. Dr. Rabinow spent her professional career in academe where she served on the graduate faculties of Harvard, Seton Hall University and the University of Houston.
A world traveler, Rabinow finds beautiful compositions in both obvious and unexpected places. From flowers, trees, sunsets, and animals to abstract manipulated images, her work excites the eye and accelerates the pulse.
Her abstract images are particularly eye-catching in their bold lines and colors, but to her they are not abstract: “My abstract images are not abstract to me; when I look at the finished product I see the concrete genesis as clearly as I see the colorful exterior. Other ‘real’ images reflect the beauty, the oddities and the humor that is all around us. We often don’t stop long enough to really see what is there.”
Dr. Rabinow’s works are in numerous private collections around the country and in Europe. Her photos hang on the walls of Triangle Peak Partners, Sunnova Corporation, Infuse Energy Holdings, Planned Parenthood Prevention Park and Kahn Gallery at Temple Emanu El—to name a few of her corporate collectors. In 2013 three of her large abstract pieces were selected to be placed in the permanent art collection of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve in Washington D.C. In 2014 an abstract triptych created by Rabinow was hung as a permanent installation in the lobby of the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston.