Karen Hymer

5901 North Hombre Lane, Tucson, Arizona, 85718

(520) 240-7075karenhymer.com  karenhymer@gmail.com


EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2017    LightBox Gallery, The Photographic Nude, Astoria, Oregon

            Photo Methode Gallery, INPrint Exhibition, Austin, Texas

            Art Intersection, Light Sensitive, Gilbert, Arizona

            Tucson Airport Gallery, Sonoran Print Group, Tucson, Arizona

            Tucson Airport Center Gallery, Arrivals & Departures, Tucson Artist Group, Tucson, Arizona

2016    Alex Ferrone Gallery, Grand Prize, Solarplate 2016, Cutchogue, New York, Juror Dan Welden

            Pavilion Gallery, Banner University Medical Center, Unmasked, Tucson, Arizona

            YWCA Galleria, Two Photographers, Tucson, Arizona

            Soho Photo Gallery, 2016 National Alternative Processes Competition, New York, New York

            The SE Center for Photography, Color, Greenville, South Carolina

            Site Brooklyn, A Point Of View: Contemporary Photography, Brooklyn, New York

            A Smith Gallery, Emotion, Johnson City, Texas, Juror Karen Divine

            PhotoPlace Gallery, Personal Narrative, Middlebury, Vermont, Juror Susan Burnstine

            Washington Print Foundation, National Small Works Exhibition, Washington, DC

            A6 Studio and Gallery, Small Prints ’16, Bend, Oregon, Juror James Thompson

            Los Angeles Center of Photography, Fine Art Exhibition, Los Angeles, California

            Center for Photographic Art, Member’s 2016 Juried Exhibition, Carmel, California

            Louis Bernal Gallery, Broaden The Aperture, Tucson, Arizona

            West Valley Art Museum, Pressing Impressions, Peoria, Arizona

            Urpqua Valley Arts Association, Photography Now! Roseburg, Oregon

            Temple Gallery, Tag: Re-Emergence 1 and 2, Tucson, Arizona

2015    Phoenix Art Museum, Contemporary Forum Exhibition, Phoenix, Arizona

            Art Intersection, (re)View: Explorations in Human Nature, Gilbert, Arizona

            New Grounds Gallery, International Exhibition, Albuquerque, New Mexico

            Art Intersection, All Art Arizona 2015, Gilbert, Arizona

            The Raven, Mythical Creatures, Prescott, Arizona

            Art Intersection, Light Sensitive 2015, Gilbert, Arizona

            Republic Plaza, Photosynthesis: SW Voices, Denver, Colorado

2014    The Center for Fine Art Photography, Alternative Processes, Fort Collins, Colorado

            Vision Gallery, Flourish: Artworks inspired by our Gardens, Chandler, Arizona

            Art Intersection, All Art Arizona 2014, Gilbert, Arizona

            Contreras Gallery & Jewelry, Prints: Intaglio, Planographic and Relief, Tucson, Arizona

            4 x 5 Gallery and Dickerson Prints, Home, San Francisco, California

            Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, The Third Act: Contemplating Aging, Athens, Georgia



LightBox Gallery, Jurors Honorable Mention Award, Kim Weston, The Photographic Nude, 2017

Rfotofolio, Choice Award, 2016

Alex Ferrone Gallery, Grand Prize residency with Dan Welden, 2016

Member of the Month, Los Angeles Center for Photography November, 2016

Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Third Place Award, 2016

Phoenix Art Museum, Contemporary Forum Grant Recipient, 2014

Arizona Commission for the Arts, Fast Track Grant, 2014

Encaustic Institute, First Place Award, 2014



Center For Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona

Polaroid International Collection, Cambridge, Massachusetts


The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, MFA Photography 1997

The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, MA Photography 1989

Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, BFA Photography1985



Sun Printing and Solarplate Workshops, June 2017, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, Oregon

Solar Plate Workshop, Assistant to Dan Welden, June 2017, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, Oregon

Photopolymer Gravure Workshop, March, 2017, Art Intersection, Gilbert, Arizona

Photopolymer Gravure Workshop, January 2017, Karen Hymer Studio, Tucson, Arizona

Photopolymer Gravure Workshop, February and June 2016, Karen Hymer Studio, Tucson, Arizona

Photopolymer Gravure Demo/Workshop, February and March, 2016, Art Intersection, Gilbert, Arizona

Solar Plate Workshop, Assistant to Dan Welden, June 2015, Somis, California



Pima Community College, Visual Arts Department, Tucson, Arizona  

            Full-time Faculty, 2017 - Present

            Photography Laboratory Specialist 2011- 2017

            Adjunct Faculty Member, 1991- 2011

            Teaching Load: Four Photography Studio Art classes, 40 semesters, 1999- 2011

University of New Mexico, Department of Art and Art History, Albuquerque, New Mexico

            Teaching Assistant, 1987 - 1989

Paulo Freire Freedom Middle School, Tucson, Arizona

            Photography Instructor, 2007- 2010

Randolph Soccer Club, Tucson, Arizona

            Vice President and Coach, 2000 - 2011         



Mark Osterman, Spirit Photography Wet Collodion, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, New York 2016

Diana Bloomfield, Tri-Color Gum Bichromate Printing, Art Intersection, Gilbert, Arizona 2016

Dan Welden, Solarplate Workshop, Mesa, Arizona 2015

Jill Skupin, Encaustic and Photography, Palenville, New York 2014

Don Messic, Direct to Plate Printmaking Workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico 2014

Dan Burkholder IPhone Workshop, Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, Maine 2013



Southwest Regional Conference Committee Member, Society for Photographic Education, 2016

Assistant Coordinator, High School Skills Day, Pima Community College, 2016

Juror, Curious Camera Exhibition, ArtsEye Gallery 2016

Assistant Curator, Pima Community College Student Exhibition, Tucson Botanical Gardens 2015

Juror, Pima Community College High School Student Scholarships, Tucson/Pima Arts Council 2015



Society for Photographic Education, Cleveland, Ohio

Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel, California

Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, California

Contemporary Art Society, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona

InFocus, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

Arizona Print Group, Phoenix, Arizona

Tucson Artist Group, Tucson, Arizona