Kathy Grove (born 1948) is an American conceptual feminist photographer. As a professional photo retoucher for fashion magazines, Grove became familiar with airbrushing and photo manipulation techniques in that industry. Her work uses those skills to remove subjects from iconic works, or to alter their appearance. Grove wrote that this practice is intended to “portray women as they have been regarded throughout history, invisible and inaudible.” Her photo series, The Other Series, includes reproductions of canonical paintings in Western art with the feminine subjects removed.
Kathy Grove was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to two graduates of the Carnegie Tech Architecture School. Her mother graduated first in her class, Phi Beta Kappa, as only the second female ever to attend the Carnegie Architecture School. Kathy learned mechanical and architectural drawing working in the Pittsburgh office of her father.