Meet Her Hands is a collaborative exhibition series, produced by #bbatx and the Elisabet Ney Museum every summer, featuring three Texan women artists from #BBATX’s annual residency.
Karen Navarro is a Houston-based, Argentinian-born mixed media and fine art photographer. Her fine art and constructed portraits are known for the use of color theory, surreal scenes and minimalist details. Navarro’s work approaches contemporary, issues related to identity, femininity, and sexuality. The highly stylized images are tied to Navarro’s background in fashion design, she studied at The University of Buenos Aires (UBA). She has lived in Houston since 2014 where she completed the certificate program in photography at Houston Center for Photography. In 2018, Navarro has been awarded a scholarship at Glassell School of Art | The Museum of Fine Art Houston where she studied analog photography. Most recently Navarro has received the Artadia fellowship 2019. Navarro’s work has been exhibited in the US and abroad. Her most recent shows include Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2019), Presa House Gallery, San Antonio TX (2019), Museo de la Reconquista, Tigre, Argentina (2018), The Union, Houston, TX (2018), Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX (2018), HCC Northline Art Gallery, Houston, TX (2018), Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA (2018) and Trio Contemporary Art Gallery, Athens, GA (2017).
The opening reception and artist talk for Navarro’s exhibition will be held on June 13 at the Elisabet Ney Museum. The exhibition opens at 6:30 PM with complimentary refreshments by Austin Cocktails, followed by a tour of the museum at 7:00 PM and an artist talk at 7:30 PM. The exhibition itself will be open through June 24.