Karen Shulman began photographing in 2007 while living on the ocean in Hull, MA. There, the changing lightscapes and dramatic skies prompted her to chase perfect light and capture the spectrum of vivid hues she witnessed. She is a self taught artist encouraged by her mentor, Lance Keimig ,to focus on her photography skills because of her innate natural eye. While her interests have expanded to include cityscapes and street photography, she continues to seek the most expressive light in her composition,
Karen had her first solo show, “Window Dressing,” at the ACT for Art Gallery in Fort Myers, FL in February 2014. Her work has appeared in group shows in the Boston area, most recently three shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography: Winter Solstice Member Show, Harvey Stein’s Street Photography and, in March, 2014, Photography Atelier 19. Among the awards she has won are Best in Show from South Shore Art Association, Cohasset MA and honorable mention in the national show "The Art of Photography" in Plymouth MA.
Her work has been published 8 times in Still Point Art Quarterly and received the award in 2016 Spring issue Best Photograph "Ice Lagoon in Iceland" and 2017 Spring issue Best Interpretation of Theme "Green Gorillas" She is one of the 30 gallery artists listed in this publication .
East Coast Home and Design featured Karen as the featured artist the October 2018 issue. The article told her story as a self taught artist and portrayed images of her work “Window Dressing”.http://eastcoasthomepublishing.com/digital-editions.html article starts on page 40.
She has sold over 18 pieces of her collection "Window Dressing" and they are displayed in homes and offices all over the country. She is a permanent artist displayed in Judith Liegeois Design Gallery in Naples FL.
Karen has studied photography with Harvey Stein, Lance Keimig, Scott Martin, Alison Shaw and Karen Davis and attended workshops around the world including Scotland, Ireland, Iceland, Prague,Italy, Taos, New Mexico and New York City.
Judith Liegeois Design
363 12th Ave South
Naples , Florida 34102
2019- Art Expo, New York ,New York April 4-7, 2019
Interview on site. https://youtu.be/EAqpEH-0A1I
2018-East Coast Home and Design Magazine, Featured Artist, “Window Dressing” story by Pam Gersh Volume 15/Issue 5, page 38-45
2014 — Act for Art, Fort Myers Fl February 2014 "Window Dressing"
2014 — Atelier19 Griffin Museum March 2014
2013 — Griffin Museum group show with Harvey Stein Street Photography December 2013 — Griffin Museum Winter Solstice Member Show December 2013
2019- Plymouth Center for the Arts The Fine Art of Photography, Plymouth MA “The Violin”
2017 Still Point Arts Quarterly Issue 25 , Award for Best Interpretation of Theme "Green Gorillas"
2016- Still Point Arts Quarterly Issue 21, Award for Best Photograph "Ice Lagoon in Iceland "
2014 — Duxbury Art Association Juried Midsummer Show, awarded 2nd place Black and White “Black and White Spikes”
2014 — Cape Cod Art Association National Show, honorable mention “Arches of Lucca”
2013 — Duxbury Art Association Art by the Bay Juried Midsummer Show Duxbury MA, awarded 1ST place Color "Bergdorf One"
2013 — Plymouth Center for the Arts Plymouth Annual Juried Art Association, awarded Honorable Mention "Tourist Information
2013 — Plymouth Center for the Arts Plymouth Juried Art show, awarded Honorable Mention Black and White "Entrance to the Estate"
2013 — Plymouth Center for the Arts The Fine Art of Photography Juried Photography Exhibition, awarded Honorable Mention " Bergdorf One"
2012 — Duxbury Art Association Duxbury MA MidSummer Art Show Duxbury, awarded 1st Place Color "Pink Ladies"
2011 — South Shore Art Association South Shore Art Cohasset, MA, awarded Best in Show "Stairway to Heaven"
2011 — Quincy Art Association Quincy Annual show, awarded 2d Place color “Untitled,” awarded 2d place Black and white "Untitled"
2009 — Quincy Art Association Quincy MA, awarded 2d Place Color Quincy Art "Life Boat”
2008 — Quincy Art Association Quincy MA. 2d Place, awarded Black and White " Scotland Alley"
2008 — Pembroke Art Association Pembroke MA, awarded 2d Place Color Pembroke Art "Harbor at Dusk"
2008 — Plymouth Center for the Arts Plymouth MA Plymouth Annual Juried Art Show Plymouth Art Association, awarded 1st Place Color photography "Storm Clouds"
2014 Alison Shaw Photography Workshop on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
2013 Altelier 19 Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA
2013 Workshop with Harvey Stein Street Photography in Boston, Taos, New Mexico and New York City
2008, 2009 and 2010 Workshop Night Photography with Lance Keimig in Scotland, Ireland and Shetland Islands 2010 Workshop at Bodie Ghost Town with Scott Martin and Lance Keimig
South Shore Art Assoc. Cohasset, MA Plymouth Art Guild, Plymouth MA
North River Art, Marshfield, MA
Cape Cod Art Association, Barnstable, MA
Griffin Museum of Art, Winchester MA
Juried Artist Member in Fine Art Photography at the Cape Cod Art Association
Juried Artist Member Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge MA