Another Way Of Telling Kyoto 2018

‘Another Way of Telling:
New Stories from India and Japan’
Karen Knorr | Shiho Kito

A photography exhibition by Karen Knorr and Shiho Kito.
Knorr is showing new work from her Monogatari series, inspired by Japanese ancient myths and ukiyo-e. Shiho’s work Pikari tells the story of people who live in India, she captures night scenes vividly over a long exposure. Exhibited in an historical merchant house / Zuiun-un.
Please enjoy the tales of each country by two photographers working in various part of the world.

Opening Reception:
Sat 14th APRIL 2018, 18:00-20:30

Wed 11th-Sun 15th APRIL: 11:00-18:00
Wed 18th-Sun 22nd, Sat 28th-Sun 29th APRIL: 12:30-18:00
Sat 5th-Sun 6th MAY: 12:30-18:00

Once Only, Only Once Kyoto 2018

Karen Knorr
Once only, Only Once 

Undertaken in Daitoku-ji’s Obai-in temple, this work is part of Knorr’s ongoing series titled “Monogatari,” a piece inspired by the artist’s reflection of Japan’s cultural heritage and the wabi-sabi aesthetic (a Japanese sense of beauty that emphasizes simplicity and imperfection) during her travels through the country in 2012. This work combines photography and byobu-style folding screens printed on rice paper. Themes include animal life, Japanese cultural heritage, and myths; especially those of animals appearing in the temple and shrine architecture of Tokyo, Nara, and Kyoto, and those featured in the Tale of Genji. Knorr’s work also introduces animals that personify ghosts and supernatural monsters belonging to local folklore. Women wearing kimonos also appear to symbolize the omnipresence of tradition.

11th April to 15th May 2018

Karen Knorr at Ethics Excess Extinction


Friday, January 26 – Sunday, May 13

El Paso Museum of Art
One Arts Festival Plaza
El Paso, TX 79901
Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Gallery 

This is the first presentation ever of a new groundbreaking exhibition in which contemporary art speaks in creative and compelling ways to the timely issue of endangered animals. The international array of major artists includes several Americans who work in diverse media and variously use poetry, pathos, and sometimes the grotesque to evoke the plight of threatened species. Themes range from poaching and pollution to broader concepts such as our psychological bonds with animals.

Karen Knorr at Revolt & Revolutions

Karen Knorr & Olivier Richon

Revolt & Revolutions:
An Arts Council Collection National Partner Exhibition

Bothy Gallery

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
West Bretton
Wakefield WF4 4LG
Tel +44 (0)1924 832631

6 Jan–15 Apr 2018

Creativity has long been associated with vanguard ideas: art and music can give a voice to the unheard, power to the vulnerable and celebrate the human capacity for positive action, even in adversity. 




JANUARY 27 – FEBRUARY 24, 2018

Holden Luntz Gallery
332 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, Florida 33480

‘Constructed Space’ is a show about space, architecture, human inventiveness, and how we have historically viewed the world. It is about the adaptive use of space as well as how photographers handle three or even four dimensions and present bodies of work that are both unique, inventive, expansive, as well as aesthetically, and intellectually compelling.


Dec 7-10, 2017

 4601 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL, USA

Karen Knorr will be showing work from Metamorphoses at Danziger Gallery

Metamorphoses, a new series in progress explores Italian legacy in Europe using Ovid’s Metamorphoses as the frame in which to consider heritage and mutability in today’s Europe. Pagan stories overlap with Christian ones, as an anxious response to recent global migrations that may transform the remnants of old Europe into a pluralistic dynamic federation or a closed fortress.

PULSE Contemporary Art Fair in Miami Beach returns to Indian Beach Park at 46th Street and Collins Avenue. The fair will open on Thursday, December 7th with a Private Preview Brunch, 10am – 1pm, to welcome VIP guests and press for first access to new work.

Karen Knorr at Photography On A Postcard

theprintspace gallery
12th – 26th October
74 Kingsland Road
London E2 8DL
+44 (0) 207 739 1060

The team behind Art on a Postcard has morphed into Photography on a Postcard for the month of October 2017. Up and coming talent are getting the chance to show alongside Karen Knorr, Martin Parr, Cristina De Middel, Tom Hunter, Simon Norfolk, Jenny Lewis, Homer Sykes, Eleanor Macnair, Hassam Hajajj and Maryam Eisler and many more well known and loved photographers.

Lottery tickets can be purchased for £50 guaranteeing a photograph from the show. The card you have won will be revealed when the show closes on 26th October. Tickets are on sale HERE. There will be 1250 tickets available matching the number of photographs. Each photograph will be a postcard sized edition of one and will come with a certificate of authenticity.

India Song & Metamorphoses Exhibition

October 6, 2017 – December 23, 2017
Jackson Fine Art
3115 East Shadowlawn Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30305

Karen Knorr in collaboration with Danziger Gallery, New York, will be showing new work from two series, India Song and Metamorphoses for her first exhibition with Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia.

Karen Knorr’s photography explores cultural heritage and its ideological underpinings. Questions concerning post colonialism and its relationship to aesthetics have permeated her photographic work since the 1980’s.  Her work, India Song, researches the stories and myths of India photographing animals and placing them in temples and palaces across heritage sites in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Maharastra blurring boundaries between reality and illusion. More recently she has worked in Italy in the Caprarola, Tivoli and Palermo making work exploring the mythological underpinnings of Europe referencing Ovid called, Metamorphoses.

Karen Knorr at ‘Here We Are’

18 September – 1 October 2017

Old Sessions House
22 Clerkenwell Green
London EC1R 0NA

10am-9pm daily
Free entry

Karen Knorr will be showing work from two series, Belgravia and Punks (jointly with Olivier Richon).
The exhibition will be displayed over three floors of Burberry’s new show venue Old Sessions House in Clerkenwell, which will open to the public for the first time since its restoration.  Featuring over 200 works, the exhibition will be divided into themes which reflect different aspects of the British way of life, whilst showcasing important bodies of work by individual photographers as discrete, monographic presentations, alongside the thematic displays.

Karen Knorr at SI FEST26

September 8- 24, 2017
Vecchia Pescheria
Corso Vendemini, 51
47039 – Savignano sul Rubicone

Niccolò Fano, director of Matèria Gallery in Rome has curated an exhibition entitled, Migrations, from a selection of Karen Knorr’s recent work made in Italy, Metamorphoses, and work from her renowned series, India Song.

There will be a strong feminine presence with the work of many women photographers exhibited from the thirties to the present from the Donata Pizzi Collection including Latizia Battaglia, Marina Ball Charmet and Anna di Prospero. Karen Knorr (USA/UK), a photographer of German origin based in London, will be exhibiting her work alongside these women photographers. Knorr examines cultural heritage and the power that underpins it, raising aesthetic and philosophical issues related to feminism and animality.