Karen Ostrom

Premiere DateMay 23, 2017
00:00 Introduction
00:36 Karen Ostrom
01:37 The White Whale Los Colognes
05:45 The Fishing Village
11:48 Manifestations of the Fishing Village
16:41 Production
18:30 Self as Subject
23:17 Re-Enactments
26:35 Collaboration
29:03 Current Work
38:25 Longport Active Bird Community
40:31 Finish

Karen is a recipient of the Instituto Sacatar Fellowship (Brazil), the MacDowell Colony Artist Fellowship, Canada Council for the Arts Grants, the Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography from the Canada Council, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship.

Her work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and festivals throughout North America and Europe, including the Liverpool Biennial, the Bring to Light Festival on the Brooklyn waterfront.

All images courtesy of the artist

The Execution, 2005. Chromogenic print, 30 x 30 inches.

The Glovemaker, 2005.

[The Third of May, 1808], 2012.

Installation at MOCCA in Toronto for the CONTACT Photography Festival in 2007.

Smoking Gun, 2007. Installation detail, 5 x 140 feet.

Big Game, 2005. Installation view of West Wall, 5 x 65 feet.


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