About the Artist

Karen Navarro is a Houston-based Argentine-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. 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 #136 is located at Sabine Street Studios. 1907 Sabine St, Houston,TX, 77007.


2019 l Artadia Fellowship Program for Immigrant Artists in Houston

2018 l Giard Robert Fellowship. Finalist

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


2019 l [ON VIEW] Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2019 l [ON VIEW] Presa House Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2018 l Visual Arts Alliance, Houston, TX. 

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

2018 l  NCV, Houston, TX 

2018 l The Union TX, Houston, TX 

2018 l HCC Northline Art Gallery, Houston, TX. 

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

2018 l Art League Gallery, Old Town Alexandria, VA. 

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

2017 l Trio Contemporary Art Gallery, Athens, GA.

2017 l Matchbox Gallery, Houston, TX. 

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


2019 l [FORTHCOMING] Alternate Pathways, fiscally sponsored by Fresh Arts, The Union TX.


2018 l Curated by Girls, online

2018 l PHmuseum, online

2018 l The Houston Review, online

2018 l Life Framer, online 

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

2017 l Create Magazine, vol. 7, December 

2017 l COVER: Flagpole Magazine,  vol. 31, September

2017 l K Magazyn, online

2017 l Eyescape Magazine, online

2017 l Stories Collective, online

2017 l A Book of Us, online

2017 l Yoko Mag, online

2017 l Toksick Mag, online

2017 l Magestigal, online

2017 l Slipery Edge, online 

2017 l City Book Houston, online

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