Karen Davis Resume

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Selected Solo & Featured Exhibitions

on-going
MASS MOCA RESTROOM SERIES, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, ongoing North Adams, MA. (also, MASS MoCA Restrooms Postcard Portfolio for sale in museum shop)

(April 2005)
Parallels and Crosswalks 2 with Emily Corbato and Milan Klic
University Place Gallery, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

2004
FOUR!, McPhail Gallery, Belmont, MA
4-woman exhibition (with Andrea Geyer, Elizabeth Buckley, Nancy Hart)

2003
VIETNAM/CENTRAL SQUARE, Harvard University Asia Center,
inaugural exhibit Central Sq. location. Cambridge, MA

THE MIDLIFE EYE, Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA
4-woman exhibition (Davis, Geyer, Buckley, Hart) (juried)

2002
LINES, ARCS & OTHER CITY PICTURES Dean’s Gallery,
MIT Sloan School of Management, M. Fiorenza, curator

REFLECTIONS AT MIDLIFE, Four-woman exhibition, juried,
Arlington Center For Arts, Arlington, 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, (site-specific) Gallery 2 (restroom) Boston, MA

BOAT BUILDING RETURNS TO BOSTON, WGBH (PBS) Gallery, Boston, MA

RINDGE AVE. CONNECTIONS, Cambridge Public Library,
Cambridge, MA with Debi Milligan. Mass. Foundation For The Humanities Grant. Exhibition & slides.

PARALLELS AND CROSSWALKS, University Place Gallery
Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA with Emily Corbató (juried)

1998
FOR PATRONS ONLY, (site-specific)
Creiger-Dane Gallery Gallery 2 (restroom) Boston, MA

BOAT BUILDING RETURNS TO BOSTON,
Defarrari Hall, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

JUMP ROPE, Cambridge Public Library, (North Cambridge) MA

INTERSECTIONS , Gallery 57,
Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge, MA (juried)

1996
CROSSROADS, Harvard Photographic Archive, Carpenter Center For Visual Arts,
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Barbara Norfleet, curator

Selected Group Exhibitions

ongoing
BOSTON DRAWING PROJECT, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA,
Joseph Carroll and Bernard Toale, Curators

2004
NATIONAL PRIZE SHOW Cambridge Art Association, Robert Fitzpatrick, Pritzker Director, Museum of Contemporary Art-Chicago, juror

NATIONAL JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION,  Coastal Arts League and Museum, Half Moon Bay, California. Richard Newman, Juror

2003
NEW ENGLAND PHOTOGRAPHERS 2003, Danforth Museum of Art,
Framingham, MA (juried)

PEOPLE AND PLACES, f/8 Group Exhibition, Firehouse Gallery, Newburyport, MA, Juried

2002
HANDPRINTS Members’ Room, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA

PHOTOGRAPHY ATELIER 2002 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Seminars,
Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies, Harvard University

PHOTOGRAPHIC RESOURCE CENTER Members' Projects Review,
Passims, Cambridge, MA

2001
RE-INTERPRETING THE MASTERS Fletcher/Priest Gallery,
Worcester, MA. Juried

SPECTRA ’01 NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY BIENNIAL,
Silvermine Guild Gallery, New Caanan, CT, Juror Marianne Brunson Frisch

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

PHOTOGRAPHY ATELIER 2000, Schlesinger Library,
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

F/8 PHOTOGRAPHERS SPRING SHOW,
The Newton Free 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 Krako

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.

1997
FUSION, Harbor Gallery, Umass-Boston, Women's Caucus For Art, Juror Dorothy Simpson Krause

WINTER EXHIBITION, Duxbury Art Association
Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA, juried.

Awards
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.”

1997
DUXBURY ART ASSOCIATION. (MA), Winter Exhibition

Grants
1999

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.

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, Dec. 10, 1999, "Changes in Focus:
An Interview with Karen Davis" Illustrated.

BOSTON SUNDAY GLOBE, Jan. 17, 1999 “Three Shows Imprint Photographic Memory,” by Christine Temin, Illustrated.

CAMBRIDGE CHRONICLE, Sept. 24, 1998 Review: “Bathroom Talk Gets Artsy, Fartsy,” by Gary Deuhr, Illustrated

Publications
2001

WEBSITE LAUNCHED 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”) & Multi-Media Presentation.
Presented at Gallery One, Boston, MA

1996,1997
CENTRAL SQUARE CALENDARS

Teacher
2002-3
LESLEY SEMINARS, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
• Photography Atelier 2003, With Co-instructor Holly Smith Pedlosky
• Word & Image: Making Art in Two Languages,
with Co-instructor with Miriam Goodman

2000-02
RADCLIFFE SEMINARS, Radcliffe Ctr 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 with Miriam Goodman 2001

2001
TUFTS EXPERIMENTAL COLLEGE, Medford, MA.:
• Word and Image: A Workshop in Mixed Media, with Co-instructor Miriam Goodman

Education
PHOTOGRAPHY at 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
SOCIETY FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC EDUCATION; PHOTOGRAPHIC RESOURCE CENTER, BOSTON; CAMBRIDGE ART ASSOCIATION; F/8, FOUR!, WORD&IMAGE GROUP