Resume

Selected Solo & Featured Exhibitions

on-going

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA. MASS MoCA Restroom Series

2012 

Cabane Gallery, Phoenicia NY, Selected Works: The McCann’s, Close to Home & Little Procedures 

2009

Lishui International Photo Festival, Lishui, China, Close to Home

Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA(September) The McCann Family

2008

Griffin Museum of Art, Winchester, MA,The McCann Family

2006

Wadleigh Gallery, Chester College of New England, Chester, NH, City Pictures: a visual journal

2005

University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA, Cambridge Art Association, Parallels and Crosswalks 2, with Emily Corbató and Milan Klic

CAC Gallery, Cambridge, MA, Cambridge Arts Council, Walking Central Square (Photography, Multi-Media, Public Art) with John Taguiri

2004

dEmios Gallery, Belmont, MA, spare with Andrea Geyer, Elizabeth Buckley, Nancy Hart

2003

Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA, The Midlife Eye, with Andrea Geyer, Elizabeth Buckley, Nancy Hart

Harvard University Asia Center, Tad Building. Central Square – Cambridge, MA, Vietnam / Central Square

2002

Dean’s Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, Lines, Arcs & Other City Pictures, Michelle Fiorenza, curator

Arlington Center For Arts, Arlington, MA, Reflections at MidLife, with Andrea Geyer, Elizabeth Buckley, Nancy Hart

2001

The Gallery of The Newton Free Library, Newton, MAChild’s Play,with Mary Lang

2000

Creiger-Dane Gallery, (gallery2) Boston, MAWhat Is Art?

1999

University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA, Cambridge Art Association, Parallels and Crosswalks with Emily Corbató

Creiger-Dane Gallery, (gallery2) Boston, MA, For Patrons Only

1998

Gallery 57 Cambridge, MAIntersections, Juried, Cambridge Arts Council

Defarrari Hall, Boston Public Library, Boston, MABoat Building Returns To Boston

1997

Harvard University Photographic Archive, Carpenter Center For Visual Arts, Cambridge, MA, Crossroads,Barbara Norfleet, curator

Selected Group Exhibitions

on-going

Boston Drawing Project,Carroll & Sons Gallery, Boston, MA, Joseph Carroll, Curator

2012

South Shore Art Center, Cohasset MA, Women 360

Woodstock Byrdcliff Guild, Woodstock NY, Mark 2011 Artists

Syracuse University, Syracuse NY BookMarks, a Photobook Exhibition – “The McCann Family,” selected for exhibition by both Larissa LeClair, Indie Photobook Library and Carlos Loret de Mola, independent curator and photographer.

2011

Great South Bay Gallery at StageWorks, Hudson NY, Five Artists

2010

Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock NY, Recent Acquisitions 

2009

Carroll & Sons Gallery, Boston MA, 10th Anniversary, Boston Drawing Project

 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland OR Photo + Book,.Exhibition of Self-Published On-Demand Photography Books. Juror: Christopher Rauschenberg – photographer, co-founder: Photolucida, co-director, Blue Sky Gallery.

2008

Members Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA. Awarded 2008 Photographer Prize by Juror: Nick Capasso, Curator, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln MA

Art Bar Artists Exhibition, Ithaca Fine Chocolates, Ithaca NYcurator: Erika Fowler-Decatur,art historian and company co-founder.

2007

Spectra ’07: National Photography Triennial, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT, Juror: Peter MacGill, Pace/Macgill Gallery, Manhattan, Catalog

2006

National Prize Show 2006 Awarded Director’s Prize Cambridge Art Association, Juror: Cheryl Brutvan, Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

12th Annual Juried Show, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, Juror: Bonni Benrubi, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York City, NY

2005

Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY (3 photographs) HRLM, July – October

National Prize Show 2005 Cambridge Art Association, juror: Joseph Thompson, Founder/Director, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)

2004

Remembrance of Things Past2004 National Juried Exhibition, South Shore Arts Center, Cohasset, MA

National Prize Show 2004 Cambridge Art Association, Juror: Robert Fitzpatrick, Pritzker Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

National Juried Photography Competition, Coastal Arts League & Museum, Half Moon Bay, CA, Richard Newman, Juror

2003

New England Photographers 2003, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA (juried)

Rest Room: Privacy & Consciousness Mills Gallery, installation BCA restroomsBoston, MA

Re-Interpreting The MastersFletcher/Priest Gallery, Worcester, MA. Juried

2001

Spectra ’01 National Photography Biennial, Silvermine Guild Gallery New Caanan, CT,juried

Member’s Show, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA, Juror Deborah Martin Kao

New England Photographers 2001, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA (juried)

The Book As Art: Artist Books in New England,Cambridge Art Assoc.Juror Peter Madden

Honors

2009

Photographers’ Fellowship Fund Award, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Juror: Hannah Frieser, Director, Lightworks, Syracuse, NY.

Art Bar Artist. Photograph chosen by Ithaca Fine Chocolates, Ithaca, NY -to be included in their series of “Art Bars”

2008

Photography Prize,Members’ Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association,Juror: Nick Capasso, Curator, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln

Director’s Prize,National Prize Show 2006 Cambridge Art Association, Juror: Cheryl Brutvan, Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Mass. Foundation For The Humanities, “Rindge Ave. Connections,” Multi-agencydocumentary project (two photographers) chronicling activities in busyneighborhood of Cambridge.

Publications

To the Flag, Davis Orton Gallery Editions (blurb), 2011

The McCann Family, OLD Press (blurb) 2008

MASS MoCA Rest Rooms Postcard Portfolio, limited edition for Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA

Pretension: all about uswith Mark Orton, OLD Press 2008

“ Harlem”boxed greeting cards, at Studio Museum in Harlem,0.L.D.Press Publication

Website: http://www.yesthatkarendavis.com

Fotophile Magazine Winter #37 (from “For Patrons Only” portfolio.)

Central Square, Almost Homevol.1 (“Zine”) & Multi-Media Presentation. Presented at Gallery One, Boston, MA

Central Square, Almost Home DVD, four minutes.52 photographs and narrated personal essay

Collections

Lishui Museum of Photography, Lishui, China

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, at SUNY New Paltz, Center for Photography at Woodstock permanent print collection

Houghton Rare Books Library, Artist Book/Graphic Arts Collection, Harvard University

Nickelodeon, New York, NY

NewsEdge, Inc.(Thomson, Dialog NewsEdge), New York, NY

Private Collections

Bibliography

Boston Globe, “g” Magazine, Sept.11, 2009, “Touching Tribute” Editor’s Pick” recommendation and photograph

Stuff Magazine, Boston, Sept. 22, 2009 “Doll House” review with photograph; Scott Kearnan

Boston Globe, Sept. 30, 2008 “Provocative Worlds of Wonder” full page review including “The McCann Family” with photograph; Mark Feeney

Women’s Review of Books, Volume 23, Issue 1, January/February 2006m Photography Feature: “The Dual Vision of Karen Davis” – two page spread re Self-Portraits and Visual Memoir

Cambridge Chronicle, April 15, 2005 “A Central phase in her life” full page review with photographs, Alex Stevens.

Arlington Advocate, 1/31/2002, “Exhibit Explores Four Women’s Views on Midlife”, Brenda Milley

Boston Sunday Globe,1/17/99 “Three Shows Imprint Photographic Memory,” Christine Temin

Boston Tab,9/24/98 “Bathroom talk gets artsy-fartsy,” Gary Duehr

Teaching

2011-present

Griffin Museum of Photography
•Photography Atelier
•Photo-Text: Making Art in Two Languages
•Marketing Your Fine Art Prints

2003-2010

Art Institute of Boston Seminar Series in the Arts and Lesley Seminars, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
•Photography Atelier
•Word & Image:Making Art in Two Languages
•The “I” in the Mirror: Women and Self-Portrait Workshop(2005)

2006

Suffolk University, Freshmen Seminar, Word & Image: Making Art in Two Languages,
with Miriam Goodman and Laura Golly. http://www.exhibitioncatalogs.com/abc/

2003

Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Fifth Annual Fall Writers’ Conference. Workshop:
“Art, Photography and Memorabilia in Writing” with Nancy Earsy

2000-02

Radcliffe Seminars,Radcliffe Center For Advanced Study, Harvard University, Cambridge,MA
•Photography Atelier 2000, With Co-instructor Holly Smith Pedlosky
•Word & Image:Making Art in Two Languages,with Co-instructor Miriam Goodman

2001

TUFTS EXPERIMENTAL COLLEGE, Medford,MA.:
Word and Image: A Workshop in Mixed Media, with Co-instructor Miriam Goodman

Lecture Series Coordinator

2003-2009

Image and Word Lecture Series,Co-sponsored by the Center for Photographic Exhibitions, New England School of Photography and Lesley Seminars, Lesley University, Cambridge MA

Education

Photography – Courses and Workshops: Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA; Radcliffe Seminars, Cambridge, MA; New England School Of Photography, Boston, MA, International Center for Photography, NYC; Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, Center for Photography at Woodstock

Social Science: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. M.A.

History/Education: Simmons College, Boston, MA. B.S.

Manufacturing Processes: Wentworth Institute, Boston, MA. A.A.S.,

Professional Affiliations

Center for Photography at Woodstock,, Photographic Resource Center – Boston,  SoupGroup, Art belo3rd