Karen Hymer
2340 Hwy 180 E. #203 Silver City, NM 88061
(520) 240-7075  karenhymer.com


EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2019 Jewel Gallery, Age & Seduction, Flagstaff, Arizona (scheduled)

2018    Gallery II, Remnants, Umpoqua Valley Arts Association, Roseburg, Oregon Light Art Space, Age & Seduction, Silver City, New Mexico

2017    La Fe Cultural and Technical Center, Fotos Frontera 2017, El Paso, Texas
    Light Art Space, Artist Proof, Silver City, New Mexico
    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


Julia Margaret Cameron 12th annual Awards, First place, two categories; Honorable mention, two categories, 2018 Denis Roussel Award, Photographer of Merit, 2018 Southwest Print Fiesta, Best of Show, Artist Proof, 2017
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


Grants Review Member, Tucson Pima Arts Council, 2014 - 2017 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


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 Photography 1985



Cyanotypes, southwest Print Fiesta, October 2018, Light Art Space, Silver City, New Mexico Photopolymer Gravure and Sun Printing, July 2018, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, Oregon Photopolymer Gravure, Visions Retreat, October 2017, Scottsdale Cultural Council, Prescott, Arizona 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 - 2018
    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    


Diana Bloomfield, Palladium over Gum Bichromate Printing, Art Intersection, Gilbert, Arizona 2018 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