Karen Klinedinst a Baltimore, Maryland-based artist using photography to explore themes of place, nature and the environment. Inspired by 19th century landscape paintings of the Hudson River School and 19th century photo processes, she creates richly layered images that combine the real with the imagined.
Her work has been exhibited at Maryland Art Place, Soho Photo Gallery, University of Maryland Global College, Center for Photographic Arts, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Biggs Museum of American Art, and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. In 2018, her series, The Emotional Landscape, was exhibited at the Griffin Museum of Photography. Karen’s work is in private and public collections including the National Park Service and Liriondendron Mansion.
She is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. In 2004, she was a Platte Clove artist-in-residence at the Catskills Center for Conservation and Development in New York; and a 2006 National Park Service artist-in-residence at Acadia National Park in Maine. She will be a PLAYA artist-in-residence in Summer Lake, Oregon in November 2022. In 2015, she was awarded an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council. She was a Photolucida Critical Mass 200 finalist in 2018 and 2019. She is a lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University’s Odyssey Program.