Kalee Appleton is a photography-based artist and assistant professor of Photography at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas. Originally from Hobbs, New Mexico, Appleton attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock and received a B.F.A. (2005) in photography. Shortly after graduation she worked as a corporate and aviation photographer, and she later attended Texas Woman's University in Denton, where she received a M.F.A. (2014) in art. Appleton's work deals with digital technologies and their effects on society, as well as with the nature of photography. Current, Appleton is a 2020 Amon Carter Community artist at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. She has had her work highlighted in various print and online forums including DMagazine, Glasstire, and Lens Culture. Appleton exhibits her work at Erin Cluley Gallery in Dallas, TX and Ivester Contemporary in Austin, TX. She has exhibited nationally at Filter Photo, Chicago, Illinois; Fotofest, Houston, Texas; and Houston Center for Photography.