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The Ball-Shaped Pain from “The McCann Family” Series at Center for Photography in Woodstock

Posted in dolls, family, photography, portrait on August 20th, 2010 by karendavis – Comments Off on The Ball-Shaped Pain from “The McCann Family” Series at Center for Photography in Woodstock

photograph by karen davis, "The Ball-Shaped Pain" from the McCann Family portfolioLast fall I received the CPW 2009 Artists’ Fellowship Award. In addition to a cash prize to help me pursue my work, two of my photographs became part of the of the Center’s print collection housed at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz. I used part of my award to upgrade my camera and part to enroll in two workshops at CPW one with Keith Carter, the other with Dawoud Bey.  Last weekend was the hands-on, inspirational class in Portrait with Bey.  I was happy to see that, in addition to two larger exhibitions, my photograph, The Ball-Shaped Pain from “The McCann Family” series was included in a smaller show of recent acquisitions by the Center.  There is a larger exhibit curated from the Permanent Print Collection at the Dorsky.


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Karen Davis’s work is featured at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) and in the collections of the Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art; Lishui Museum of Photography (China); the Houghton Rare Books Library, Harvard University and in corporate and private collections.

Davis, of Hudson NY, is the recipient of the 2009 Artists Fellowship Award from the CPW and a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts’ (NYFA) MARK artist. Recent solo and featured exhibits include: Homegrown, CPW; Unframed, NOBO Gallery, Hudson NY; PHOTO[gogues]2, Flash Forward, Boston MA; Family, Cabane Gallery, Phoenicia NY; and The McCann Family, the Griffin Museum of Photography. Her photographs were also included in “hrlm: pictures” at the Studio Museum in Harlem.

She teaches Portfolio Development And Marketing For Fine Arts Photographers online through the Griffin Museum of Photography. Davis has taught photo-based and word and image art in the Seminar Series in the Arts, Art Institute of Boston/Lesley University, Lesley Seminars, Radcliffe Seminars/Harvard, Tufts University’s X-College and Suffolk University.

Davis and her husband are co-owners of Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson NY where they exhibit photography, mixed media and photobooks of emerging, midcareer and established artists.