We are THRILLED to have the wonderfully talented Karen Bell providing her images and photo-collages for our July Endangered issue. I’ve been a fan of Karen’s work ever since I attended her open studio showing at VCCA where we were both fellows.
Karen Bell received her MFA in Photography from RISD. Her photographs and artist books have been exhibited widely including: The Brooklyn Museum, Rosenberg & Kaufman Fine Arts, Ellis Island Immigration Museum, White Columns, NYC; The Alliance Gallery, Narrowsburg, NY; Phillips Exeter Academy, NH. Public and private collections include Brooklyn Museum, New York Public Library, Ellis Island Museum, Pfizer Pharmaceutical, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. She has received grants from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council/Governors Island 2011, The New School, Womens Interart Center, NYC and fellowships to Yaddo; Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Karen teaches at The New School and The Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York City.
When we came up with the theme of ENDANGERED, I knew her work would be perfect to grace that issue. Lucky for us, she graciously agreed to let us use her wonderful images.
These are just a few teaser samples. Join us July 1st for the whole, gorgeous issue!