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.
Davis is currently exhibiting her "MASS MoCA Rest Room Portfolio" at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA Two works from other portfolios appear in New England Photographers 01" at the Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA through June 17, 2001. Upcoming solo exhibitions for 2001-2 are Childs Play at the Gallery of the Newton Free Library and First and Main at the Deans Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Recent solo and featured shows include "What Is Art?" Creiger Dane Gallery, Boston; "Parallels and Crosswalks," University Gallery, Cambridge; "Intersections," Gallery 57, Cambridge; and "For Patrons Only," Creiger Dane Gallery (restroom). In the past two years her work has been selected for exhibition in a number of juried shows including: 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 presently completing a book proposal for "For Patrons Only." Work from this portfolio appears in the Winter edition, #37, of Fotophile Magazine.