About the Artist

Karen Navarro is a Houston-based Argentina-born mixed media and fine art photographer. Her fine art and constructed portraits are known for the use of color theory, surreal scenes and minimalist details. Navarro's work approaches contemporary issues related to personal and social identity, femininity as a culture and sensuality.

The highly stylized images are tied to Navarro's background in fashion design, she studied at The University of Buenos Aires (UBA). She lives in Houston since 2014 where she completed the certificate program in photography at Houston Center for Photography. In 2018, Navarro has been awarded a scholarship at Glassell School of Art| The Museum of Fine Art Houston where she studied analog photography. Most recently Navarro has received the Artadia fellowship 2019.

Navarro's work has been exhibited in the US and abroad. Her most recent shows include Presa House Gallery, San Antonio TX (2019) Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2019), Museo de la Reconquista, Tigre, Argentina (2018), The Union, Houston, TX (2018), Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX (2018), HCC Northline Art Gallery, Houston, TX (2018), Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA (2018) and Trio Contemporary Art Gallery, Athens, GA (2017).

Her studio #136 is located at Sabine Street Studios. 1907 Sabine St, Houston,TX, 77007.


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