Artist's Bio

Karen Davis, photographer and mixed media artist, co-teaches the "Photography Atelier" with Holly Smith Pedlosky and “Making Art in Two Languages: Word and Image” with Miriam Goodman, both at Lesley Seminars, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.

Selected Solo & Featured Exhibitions
ongoing
--MASS MOCA RESTROOM SERIES, Massachusetts Museum of
-•-
Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA.
2003
--THE MIDLIFE EYE, Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA
-•-4-woman (Davis, Geyer, Buckley, Hart) exhibition (juried)
--VIETNAM/CENTRAL SQUARE, Harvard University Asia Center,
-•-inaugural exhibit Central Sq. Cambridge
2002
--
LINES, ARCS & OTHER CITY PICTURES, Dean’s Gallery,
-•-MIT, Michelle Fiorenza, curator
--REFLECTIONS AT MIDLIFE, 4-woman exhibition,
-•-Arlington Center For Arts, Arlington, MA ( juried)
--HANDPRINTS Members’ Room, 4-woman exhibition,
-•-Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA
2001
-- CHILD’S PLAY, The Gallery of The Newton Free Library,
-•- Newton, MA – with Mary Lang (juried)
1999
--
WHAT IS ART?, Creiger-Dane Gallery,
-•-Gallery-2 (restroom) Boston, MA
--BOAT BUILDING RETURNS TO BOSTON,
-•-WGBH (PBS) Gallery, Boston, MA
--PARALLELS AND CROSSWALKS, Cambridge Art Association,
-•-University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA with
-• Emily Corbató (juried)
--RINDGE AVE. CONNECTIONS....., Cambridge Public Library,
-• Cambridge, MA with Debi Milligan. Mass. Foundation For
-• The Humanities Grant. Exhibition & slides.
1998
--FOR PATRONS ONLY, (site-specific) Creiger-Dane Gallery
-• Gallery 2restroom Boston, MA
--INTERSECTIONS , Gallery 57, Cambridge Arts Council,
-•-Cambridge, MA (juried)
--BOAT BUILDING RETURNS TO BOSTON, Defarrari Hall,
-•-Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
--JUMP ROPE, O'Neill Branch Cambridge Public Library,
-•-
North Cambridge, MA
1996
--CROSSROADS, Harvard Photographic Archive,
-•-Carpenter Center For Visual Arts, Harvard University,
-•-Cambridge, MA. Barbara Norfleet, curator

Recent Selected Group Exhibitions
on-going
--BOSTON DRAWING PROJECT, Bernard Toale Gallery,
-• Boston, MA, James Hull, Curator
2003
--Firehouse Art Center, f/8 -Portraits and Landscapes,
-• Newburyport, MA, Juried. August 27-Sept. 21, 2003
--NEW ENGLAND PHOTOGRAPHERS 2003,
-• Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA (juried)
2002
--REST ROOM: PRIVACY & CONSCIOUSNESS Mills Gallery,
-• and installation BCA restrooms curator Rebecca Tasker
--VARIATIONS ON THE MASTERS Fletcher/Priest Gallery,
-• Worcester, MA, Juror: Susan L. Stoops
2001
--RE-INTERPRETING THE MASTERS Fletcher/Priest Gallery,
-• Worcester, MA. Juror: Susan L. Stoops
--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)
2000
--
NEW ENGLAND PHOTOGRAPHY & SCULPTURE,
-•
Cambridge Art Assoc. Juror Stephen Jareckie
--THE BOOK AS ART: ARTIST BOOKS IN NEW ENGLAND,
-•
Cambridge Art Assoc. Juror Peter Madden
--F/8 PHOTOGRAPHERS SPRING SHOW,
-• Newton Public Library, Newton, MA, juried.
--DREAMS & FANTASIES, Cambridge Art Association,
-• Juror Howard Yezerski
--ARTIFACT (art in boxes), Arlington Ctr For Arts,
-• Arlington, MA, Juror Kathleen Bitetti
--PAIRS, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA.
-• Juror Barbara Krakow
1999
--NATIONAL PRIZE SHOW, Cambridge Art Association,
-• Jurors: Peter, Eliza, Belinda Rathbone.
--ENTITLED/UNTITLED, WCA, Brickbottom Gallery,
-• Somerville, MA. Juror: Harriet Casdin-Silver
1998
--NEW ENGLAND BOOK ARTS, Cambridge Art Assoc.,
-• Cambridge, MA. Juror: Mary McCarthy
--ONLY IN NEW YORK, Prof. Women Photographers,
-• Ashforth Warburg, NYC, juried.

Awards & Grants
1999
--CONGRATULATORY RESOLUTION, CAMBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL,
-• Jan. 11 meeting- for “extraordinary exhibit of photographs
-• (Parallels and Crosswalks), capturing the joys of everyday life
-• and delving beneath the apparent simplicity of it all.”
--MASS. FOUNDATION FOR THE HUMANITIES, “Rindge Ave.
-• Connections,” Multi-agency documentary project. One of two
-• photographers chronicling activities in busy neighborhood
-• of Cambridge. Includes exhibition and slide presentation.
1997
- DUXBURY ART ASSOCIATION. (MA), Winter Exhibition

Collections
--HOUGHTON RARE BOOKS LIBRARY, Artist Book/Graphic Arts
-• Collection, Harvard University, CAMBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY,
-• Cambridge, MA
--
NEWSEDGE, INC., New York, NY

Bibliography
--ARLINGTON ADVOCATE, Jan. 31, 2003, "Center for the Arts
-• exhibit explores four women's views on midlife"

--CAMBRIDGE TAB, 12/10/99, "Changes in Focus:
-• An Interview with Karen Davis" Illustrated.
-
BOSTON SUNDAY GLOBE, 1/17/99 “Three Shows Imprint
-• Photographic Memory,” Christine Temin
--
CAMBRIDGE CHRONICLE, 9/24/98 Review: “Bathroom Talk
-• Gets Artsy, Fartsy,” by Gary Deuhr,

Publications
2001
--Website: http://www.yesthatkarendavis.com
--FOTOPHILE MAGAZINE Winter #37
-• (from "For Patrons Only" portfolio.)
2000
--MASS MOCA REST ROOMS POSTCARD PORTFOLIO,
-• limited edition for Massachusetts Museum of
-• Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA
1999
- CENTRAL SQUARE, ALMOST HOME vol.1 (“ZINE”) and
-• Multi-Media Presentation. Gallery One, Boston, MA
1996, 1997
--
CENTRAL SQUARE CALENDARS

Teacher/Photography
2003
--
LESLEY SEMINARS, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA (Sept)
- ----Photography Atelier 2003,
- --- with Co-instructor Holly Smith Pedlosky
- ----Word & Image: Making Art in Two Languages,
- --- with Co-instructor with Miriam Goodman
2002
--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 Ctr For Advanced Study,
-• Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
- ----Photography Atelier 2000-2002,
- --- with Co-instructor Holly Smith Pedlosky
- ----Word & Image: Making Art in Two Languages,
- --- with Co-instructor with Miriam Goodman
2001
- TUFTS EXPERIMENTAL COLLEGE, Medford, MA.:
- ----Word and Image: A Workshop in Mixed Media,
- --- with Co-instructor Miriam Goodman

Education
--PHOTOGRAPHY
-• Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA;
-• Radcliffe Seminars, Cambridge, MA;
-• New England School Of Photography, Boston, MA;
-• Cambridge Center for Adult Education
--Wentworth Institute, Boston, MA. A.A.S., Manufacturing Processes
--University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. M.A. Social Science
--Simmons College, Boston, MA. B.S. History

Professional Affiliations
--Cambridge Art Association
--Photographic Resource Center, Boston
--F/8

--Four!