Available Works


Karen Navarro (b.1990, Argentina) is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice explores a diverse array of mediums that includes photography, collage, and sculpture. Her image-based work centers around the topic of identity, self-representation, and belonging. Trained as a fashion designer and photographer, Navarro studied at the University of Buenos Aires and completed the certificate program in photography at the Houston Center for Photography. Her constructed portraits are known for pushing the boundaries of traditional photography, the use of color theory, surreal scenes, and minimalist details. In 2019 she received the Houston Artadia fellowship and most recently she has been shortlisted for the 2020 Photo London Emerging Photographer of the Year Award. Navarro's work has been exhibited in the US and abroad. Karen lives and works in Texas, USA.


BA, Glassell School of Art, 2018-2020

BA, Houston Center for Photography, 2015-2017

BA, University of Buenos Aires, 2009-2014


2021, Karen Navarro: la fotografia ai confini dell’identità, Rolling Stone Italia

2020, INTERVIEW The Constructed Self, LensCulture

2020, Best of Photo London Digital 2020 - in pictures, The Guardian

2020, Artist Karen Navarro Investigates Identity as a Social Construct, A Women’s Thing

2020, Free Money: Artadia’s Unrestricted Grants Are All About Believing in Artists, ARTnews

2020, Spring’s Best Museum Shows Celebrate the Influence of Daring Experimentalists, Observer

2019, The Constructed Self: An Interview with Karen Navarro, SPOT Magazine

2019, Studio Sunday: Karen Navarro, Create! Magazine


2022, The Constructed Self, Big Medium, Austin TX, USA (Solo)
2021, The Constructed Self, Pictura Gallery, Bloomington, IN, USA (Solo)
2021, The Constructed Self, Foto Relevance, Houston TX, USA (Solo)
2021, TOP 50 Critical Mass, Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California USA (Group)
2020, Slowed and Throwed, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston TX, USA (Group)
2020, VISURA 2020, Zagreb Biennale, Croatian Association of Fine Artists of Applied Arts, ULUPUH Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia (Group)
2019, El Pertenecer en Tiempos Modernos, Gray Contemporary, Houston TX, USA (Solo)
2019, El Pertenecer en Tiempos Modernos, Elisabet Ney Museum, Austin TX, USA (Solo)
2019, Alternate Pathways, The Union, Houston TX, USA (Group)
2019, The Nude Show, Museum of Human Achievement, Austin TX, USA (Group)
2019, 1000+1, Foto Relevance, Houston TX, USA (Group)
2019, Artadia Fellowships Exhibition, Lawndale Art Center, Houston TX, USA (Group)
2019, New Femininity #3, Melkweg Expo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Group)
2019, Intersections, Presa House Gallery, San Antonio, TX, USA (Group)
2018, lll Salón de Arte Lationoamericano y XVLL Salón Nacional de Arte Fotográfico, Museo de la Reconquista, FotoClub Tigre, Argentina (Group)
2018, Deconstructions, NCV, Houston, TX, USA (Group)
2018, Mujeres del Sur, The Union TX, Houston, TX, USA (Group)
2018, A Feminine Perspective, HCC Northline Art Gallery, Houston, TX, USA (Group)
2018, Learning Curve 11, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, USA (Group)
2017, Learning Curve 10, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, USA (Group)
2017, Color Theory, Trio Contemporary Art Gallery, Athens, GA, USA (Group)
2017, Spring Exhibit, Rice University Matchbox Gallery, Houston, TX, USA (Group)