About the Artist

Karen Navarro is a Houston-based Argentine photographer. Her fine art and constructed portraits are known for the use of color theory, surreal scenes and minimalist details. Karen's work approaches contemporary issues related to identity, femininity, and sexuality.

The highly stylized images are tied to Karen's background in fashion design, she studied at The University of Buenos Aires (UBA). She lives in Houston since 2014 where she studied Photography at Houston Center for Photography. Karen has been awarded a scholarship at Glassell Art School | The Museum of Fine Art, Houston in 2018 where she studied analog photography. Her most recent shows include Houston Center for Photography, HCC Northline Art Gallery,  Art League Gallery, Virginia and Trio Contemporary Art Gallery, Georgia. 

Her studio #151 is located at Sabine Street Studios. 1907 Sabine St, Houston,TX, 77007.


Visual Arts Alliance, Houston, TX. 2018

Museo de la Reconquista, Foto Club Tigre, Argentina. 2018

NCV, Houston, TX 2018

The Union TX, Houston, TX 2018

HCC Northline Art Gallery, Houston, TX. 2018

Houston Center for Photography, Juried by The Menil Collection, Houston, TX. 2018

Art League Gallery, Old Town Alexandria, VA. 2018

Houston Center for Photography, Juried by Museum of Contemporary Arts, Houston, TX. 2017

Trio Contemporary Art Gallery, Athens, GA. 2017

Matchbox Gallery, Houston, TX. 2017

Houston Center for Photography, Juried by Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. 2016


Giard Robert Fellowship. Finalist, 2018

Glassell School of Art | Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Scholarship, 2018


Curated by Girls, online, 2018

PHmuseum, online 2018

Life Framer, online 2018

Art Houston, vol. 5, Fall/Winter 2017-2018

Create Magazine, vol. 7, December 2017

Flagpole Magazine, cover, vol. 31, September 2017

K Magazyn, online, 2017

Eyescape Magazine, online, 2017

Stories Collective, online, 2017

A Book of Us, online, 2017

Yoko Mag, online, 2017

Toksick Mag, online 2017

Magestigal, online 2017

Slipery Edge, online 2017

City Book Houston, online 2017

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