News - Karen Olson Photography


Here you will find a running list of things I am up to, shows I have had the privilege
to be part of and interesting notes from the art photography world.

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I am thrilled to have a story  in Creative Maine Magazine, “Beauty from Grief and Trauma,” by Nancy Gordon.
Find the story here –

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Karen Olson Photography at Sweethaven Gallery


Sweethaven Gallery is hosting the show Wildheart from August 6th-October 3rd, 2021. Images from the show can be seen on my Instagram feed here  and purchase through the gallery. It has been such a delight to become a part of the art scene in Newburyport, Mass. Huge thanks to Sybylla Smith for arranging the connection and Greg Nikas for having me.

I am so grateful for the feature on The Antidote, an online series by the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts! It was such a delight to be interviewed by Deb Dawson, certainly a highlight in my career as an artist. Please take a look if you have a moment and support the museum if you can. The feature was posted on June 25, 2021. 

My work was included in ‘Behind the Lens, Women in Photography’ hosted by the Rhode Island Center for Photography and curated by Grace Marie DeWitt. In the gallery from March 18-April 13, 2021. It is an amazing video representation of photography. See the virtual walkthrough here.

Thanks to Anne Kelly of Photo Eye Gallery for including my work in the ‘Transformations’ show and Laurie Freitag of NY Photocurator for hosting the show. I am grateful and honored! The show can be seen here at exhibition 2: 

The 11th annual Self-Published Photobook show is up on the Griffin Museum website from January 7-March 26. The virtual reception will on be Sunday, March 21st. The show can be viewed here. Many thanks to Karen Davis and Paula Tognarelli for including ‘Between Two Worlds’ in the show.

“Reaching,” was included in NY Photo Curator’s 2020 Top 40 images. The exhibition can be viewed here.

Over the moon and so excited! I have a show on the virtual gallery on theGriffin Museum of Photography website. The show will be up from Jan 7-February 14th, 2021.

My book, ‘Between Two Worlds,’ is a part of the Davis Orton 11th Annual Photobook Show from December 4th-27th. Upcoming dates in 2021 at the Griffin Museum of Photography will be announced.

‘Cover Me’ is available through the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, Mass. A virtual exhibition entitled ‘Your Work Here’  goes live November 16, 2020. The work is available until January 2, 2021.

I am truly honored to be included in the show ‘In My Head, In My Body’ at Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Virginia. The show features artwork that delves into the human psyche to explore themes surrounding mental health and its relationship to physical health. The image entitled ‘Fire No Flame’ from the series ‘Between Two Worlds’ will be included in the show, on view until December 13, 2020.

Two images from the ‘Wildheart’ series are currently available to purchase from Gallery Sitka. The show, Glimmer, will be on view until December 31, 202o.

Between Two Worlds – Processing Grief and Trauma a Visual Companion“, is now available. The projects class at Maine Media and Curator Sybylla Smith have been a great help and encouragement in this process, as have many others who have contributed to the book.

The photo series “Between Two Worlds was featured in ‘The Antidote’ on the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts homepage.

“Fire no Flame” will be included in the Torpedo Arts Center group show entitled “In My Head, In My Body from October 31st-December 13th.

Powered Down” will be on view at the Griffin Museum of Photography for the 26th Annual Juried Exhibition from July 18-August 30.

Underexposed Magazine included “Uncertainty” and “Memories Gate” in their online exhibition “On Winters Margin.” The exhibition can be viewed here.

I am honored to have received Honorable Mention at the Maine Photography Show in the black and white category for the image “Grit.” The Boothbay Art Association Gallery was open for a few short days with appropriate social distancing in place. I was so glad I was able to view it.

“Blindsight” was included in a curated online exhibition by Amy Parrish, “Gathering.” It was also included in Issue 28 of “The Hand” magazine.

“Blindsight” and “Broken” were included the show “The Heart Goes Nine” at the Rhode Island Center for Photography in Providence.

“No Words” was included in Don’t Take Pictures online exhibition “Mirror Image.”

“Blindsight was also included in Photo Place Gallery’s exhibition in the online version, “Black and White.”