Karen Davis of Cambridge, Massachusetts is an artist specializing in black and white photography. She presents her images in both exhibition and artist book formats. She co-teaches the Photography Atelier with Holly Smith Pedlosky and Making Art in Two Languages: Word and Image with Miriam Goodman, both at Radcliffe Seminars (next year at Lesley University.)
Davis is currently exhibiting her "MASS MoCA Rest Room Portfolio" at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA. A postcard portfolio of this work is for sale in Hardware, the museum shop. Recent exhibitions include: "Child's Play" with Mary Lang at the Newton Free Library; "Reflections at Midlife" at the Arlington Center for the Arts - with Elizabeth Buckley, Nancy Hart, and Andrea Geyer. Concurrent to the Atelier exhibit, is her solo exhibition: "Lines, Arcs, and Other City Pictures" at the Dean's Gallery at MIT - June 17-August 23, 2002.
In the past two years her work has been selected for exhibition in a number of juried shows including: The Drawing Project- an on-going flat file exhibition at Bernard Toale Gallery in Boston; The Cambridge Art Association's "National Prize Show';" "New England Photography and Sculpture Exhibition;" and "The Book As Art: Artist Books in New England."
Daviss work is included in private and corporate collections including Houghton Rare Books Library Artist Book Collection, Harvard University, City of Cambridge, MA, and NewsEdge, Inc., New York City. She has published a limited edition postcard portfolio of her MASS MoCA Restroom Series and a "zine" of text and image - "Central Square, Almost Home."
She is continues to press forward with a book proposal for "For Patrons Only." Work from this portfolio appears in the Winter edition, #37, of Fotophile Magazine.