KAREN KLUGMAN    _______________________________________________

Collections:  MOMA, Wesleyan University, Danforth Museum

Published Photographs and Writing

  • Inside the Mouse: Work and Play in Disney World, Duke Press, 1995.  My contribution: 52 photographs and three essays: “Reality Re-visited,” “Under the Influence, ” “The Alternative Ride.”
  •  Strip Cultures: Finding America in Las Vegas, Duke Press, 2015.   My contribution:  102 photographs and two essays: “Framing Las Vegas ‘Reality.'” “Nature in Vegas: Cultivating the Brand.” 
  • A Bad Hair Day for GI Joe,”  , essay with photographs in book, Girls, Boys, Toys, Gender, edited by Clark and Higganum, Hopkins Press, 1999. 
  • Twenty photographs enhancing text in book, A Primer of Daily Life, by Susan Willis, Routledge Press,


  • 1998   Artist’s Grant, Connecticut Commission on the Arts
  • 1996   Golden Light Award, Ernst Haas International Competition, Maine Photo Workshops
  • 1991   Kodak Artist’s Support Grant, Professional Division
  • 1984   Artist’s Grant, Connecticut Commission on the Arts


from Jurors: Harry Callahan, Bruce Davidson, Susan Harder, Charles Hagen, Paula Tognarelli, Paul Goodwin

Major Solo Shows

  • 2017  New Haven Lawn Club, The Nature of Seeing, New Haven, CT
  • 1995   Blue Sky Gallery, Burning with Desire, Portland, OR
  • 1995   The Print Club, Till Death Do Us Part, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1996    Washington Art Association, Body Image, Washington Depot, CT
  • 1997    Norwalk Community College, Beach Photos, Norwalk, CT
  • 1992    Paul Mellon Arts Center, Under the Influence of the Sun & Advertising, Wallingford, CT
  • 1992,   Small Space Gallery, Big Men in a Small Space, New Haven, CT
  • 1991,   Creative Arts Workshop, Under the Influence of the Sun & Advertising,New Haven, CT
  • 1985    Real Art Ways, Color Photographs, Hartford, CT

Major Invitational Group Shows

  • 1993  Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY,  Recent Acquisitions
  • 2018  Kennektid X Gallery, New York, NY  Faces of Streets
  • 1994  Wesleyan University, Middletown,CT  Created Realities:Photojournalism & the Photo Essay
  • 1987   Slater Museum,  Norwich, CT  Eight Women Photographers
  • 1994   Artspace, New Haven, CT Order and Chaos
  • 1991   Aetna Gallery, Hartford, CT Aetna Photography Series 4
  • 1991   Artspace, Connecticut Women Photograph Women in Charge, New Haven, CT

National Lectures

  • 1995  Modern Language Association, Toronto,  “The Alternative Ride” Disney
  • 1997  Southern American Studies Association, New Orleans,  “Inside the Mouse,” Disney
  • 2000  Conference Topic: Re-Thinking Disney: Private Control & Public Dimensions”, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL  “Disney’s Animal Kingdom”

Teaching & Administration

  • 2003 – 2017  Chair Art Department, Hopkins School, New Haven, CT
  • 2009 – 2017  Curator Keator Gallery, Hopkins School, New Haven, CT
  • 2001 – 2017  Instructor Photography and Web Design, Hopkins School, New Haven, CT
  • 1993              Instructor, Graduate Liberal Studies Program, Wesleyan U, Middletown, CT
  • 1995-98, 92  Photography Instructor, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
  • 1992              Photography Instructor, Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT
  • 1986 – 1990  Head Photography Department, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

Group Shows (Juried) 

  • 2018     Specto Art Space, Bridgewater, VA  Nature: Studies of Wonder
  • 2018     Kenektid X Gallery, New York, NY  Faces of Streets
  • 2018     Images, Guilford, CT   (Charles Hagen, Paula Tognarelli, Paul Goodwin)
  • 2018     Rankin Arts Photography Center, Columbus, GA  Flora 2018 (Paula Tognarelli)
  • 1994     Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA  New England Photographers 94, (Olivia Parker)
  • 1993     The Print Club, Philadelphia, PA  Familiar Strangers, (Charles Hagen)
  • 1993     Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT  (Miller-Keller, Cruz)
  • 1991     Chautauqua, NY  Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art
  • 1991     Museum of Arts, University of Oklahoma, OK  US Biennial
  • 1990      Jewish Community Center, Houston, TX   Nineteenth Annual Juried Exhibition
  • 1989      Westport, CT  The 150th Year of Photography, Where We Are Now
  • 1988      Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT  That’s What It’s All About (Lucy Lippard)
  • 1987      Sante Fe, NM  Photographing Children: A National Exhibition
  • 1986      Aetna Headquarters, Hartford, CT  The Finished Print
  • 1985      Museum of Art, Science, & Industry, Bridgeport, CT Barnum Festival 
  • 1985      Blatant Image/ Silver Eye Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA  Photo Opportunity 85 (Susan Harder)
  • 1984       Pittsburgh, PA  People/Public Places (Bruce Davidson)
  • 1982       Soho Photo & Parsons School of Design, New York, NY Perceptions           
  • 1981       New York, NY  American Vision
  • 1980       Bridgeport, CT Connecticut Photographers, a traveling exhibition