BossBabesATX, the Texas-based nonprofit that amplifies and connects women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and organizers, annually works with 10 to 15, Texas-based women and nonbinary visual and musical artists to produce site-specific work, commissions and exhibitions throughout their programming and collaborations with like-minded collectives, institutions, and brands. Through these residencies, they invite the public to learn more about their process, approach, and sustainability of their practice.

Every first Thursday in April through September they have organized an event that celebrates the work of women artists in #BBATX’s 2019 residency where you can enjoy art and DJ sets. 

Karen’s work will be featured in VOLUME SIX: SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 @ The LINE Austin Pool Deck (opening night for BABES FEST 2019). The artists that will be featured are Eileen Wu, DJ Dama Nilz, Karen Navarro and Recspec. 

To RSVP Click here 

“Intersections” Opening Reception at Presa House Gallery

Intersections celebrates women of color through a diverse collection of 22 artists and their stories told from a variety experiences and perspectives. In addition to highlighting artists from San Antonio, the exhibition aims to explore spaces across Texas and the narratives of women of color from the region. Presa House has reached out to a selection of curators from Austin, Houston, Corpus Christi, and Laredo, TX to collaborate in creating space and a platform for these artists.


February 1, 06:00 - 11:00
Presa House Gallery
725 S. Presa, San Antonio, Texas 78210

The exhibitions runs until February 23
By appointment only

To read more Click here

To watch Top 5 Glasstire video Click here 

Artadia Inaugural Houston Fellow

Artadia is pleased to announce the five inaugural Houston Artadia Fellows: Abdul Basit, Pakistan; Lanre Buraimoh, Nigeria; Eduardo Herrera, Ecuador; Karen Navarro, Argentina; and Sanya Wafeq, Afghanistan.

The Houston Artadia Fellowship is a pilot program designed to connect Houston’s diverse immigrant and refugee artists with other artists, each other, and the international art world through close collaborations with local partners, critical discourse, exhibition opportunities, and studio visits with renowned curators and artists to support and cultivate artistic excellence. Fellows are invited to participate in conversations around art practice, sustainability, and the locality of the city’s art scene while simultaneously providing the resources to address needs specific to those communities. Click here for more

El Pertenecer en Tiempos Modernos (Belonging in Modern Times) sculpture prototype

Billboard feature Latino Art Now (LAN!)

Latino Art Now (LAN!) is a leading National forum for artists, art professionals, educators, scholars, critics, and art dealers to periodically explore the contours of Latin American art. The 6th Latino Art Now! is April 4-6, 2019 Houston, TX. Click here to learn more about LAN!

“I am different” 2017 © Karen Navarro on LAN! billboard

Curated by Girls

After Curated by Girls, the Berlin-based online platform for talented, emerging and established artists from around the world, featured Karen’s work online. Karen was contacted to exhibit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in New Femininity #3, a show organized and curated by Curated by Girls.

Click here for the online feature.

Click here for exhibition info.

“Mujeres del Sur” Exhibition Press

The Houston Review, the online source for Houston art scene and reviews, reviewed “Mujeres del Sur” (Women from the South) group exhibition held at the gallery The Union, TX, curated by Theresa Escobedo. Photographs from the series “Soft Objects” were displayed in this exhibition. Click here to read the full review by Meghan Hendley-Lopez. 

Also, check the Party Pics by Glasstire. Glasstire is an online-only art magazine promoting visual arts in Texas to a local, regional and national audience. Click here to watch.

Works by Karen Navarro and Xochi Solis

Works by Karen Navarro: Untitled (fishnet) left, Untitled (butt) right

Works by Karen Navarro: Untitled (fishnet) left, Untitled (butt) right

Houston Center For Photography Exhibition

Houston Center for Photography Learning Curve 11 exhibit juried by Haley Berkman, the Curatorial Assistant at The Menil Collection, Houston, features “Smashed Face ll” as the leading image for the exhibition. 

Click here for the opening

Click here for artists and juror talks

“Smashed Face ll” 2017 © Karen Navarro

“I am Different” 2017 © Karen Navarro

“Smashed Face ll” 2017 © Karen Navarro

“Smashed Face ll” 2017 © Karen Navarro

“I am Different” 2017 © Karen Navarro

Create Magazine

Karen’s work has been included in December 2017 Issue CREATE! MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2017 /MIAMI EDITION Vll

Artists selected by guest curator Sarah Potter

Fei Alexeli, Sierra Barber, Jodi Bee, Zofia Bogusz, Jeremy Burks, Jessica Cannon, Patricia Castillo-Bellido, Jennifer Clay, Miriam Colman, Bernadette Despujols, Jen Dwyer, Sienna Freeman, Jamie Baldwin Gaviola, Gemma Gené, Nicole Gordon, Crummy Gummy, Michael Hambouz, Synaesthetics Illustration, Andrew Indelicato, Alison Kudlow, Mariu Lacayo, Elisabeth Ladwig, Grace Lang, Monika Malewska, Lorena García, Mateu, Jennifer McGregor, Evgenia Medvedeva, Vedran Misic, Karen Navarro, Lisa Ostapinski, Jee Won Park, Andrew Poneros, Rebecca Reeves, Nick Robles, Bryan Schnelle, Max Seckel, Marna Shopoff, Heather Sundquist, Meggan Trobaugh, Zoe Williams. On The Cover Kristen Liu-Wong.

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