Architectural Abstracts by Erin Karp

About the Exhibit

Through Monday, January 2, 2023

Fine Art Photography by Erin Karp

Erin Karp is a fine art photographer residing in NJ. Her love of photography began with a

Pentax Asahi in the early 1990s & grew with her education at William Paterson University

& the University of Sevilla in Spain. Her passion for printing also bloomed as she spent

countless, peaceful hours in the darkroom. Though she reluctantly transitioned to digital

photography in 2009, while studying at the International Center of Photography in NYC,

she treats her DSLR the same as her Pentax: she shoots manually in natural light & still

makes her own prints. Erin’s work has been included in juried exhibitions in NYC, CA, NJ,

CT, CO, & RI, including at Denise Bibro Fine Art (NYC), The Painting Center (NYC),

Salmagundi Club (NYC), Ceres Gallery (NYC), Greenwich Art Society (CT), & Providence

Art Club (RI). Her work is collected privately throughout the USA & is in corporate

collections in NYC.

Having grown up the daughter of an abstract oil painter & a fashion designer, Erin

inevitably developed a distinct way of seeing the world. Living & traveling throughout

Europe helped to hone her photographic style & focus. Fascinated by the details in

architecture and nature, she sees & shoots the world in an abstract & graphical way, often

leading viewers to confuse her work for paintings. Erin’s photography brings to the viewer

a unique vision of her understanding of light, shadow, & shape, an abstract study of details

that often go unnoticed.

For inquiries, contact Erin: erinmkarp@gmail.com or text 973-714-8841

www.erinmkarp.com

IG: @KarpitecturalAbstracts

 

“Echoes of Denver”

 

  “Jondo, Sevilla”

 

  “Il Duomo Abstract”

EXHIBITIONS:
∙ Ceres Gallery, NYC – Feb. 2023 – ASCA Group Exhibition, The Final Show
∙ D’art Gallery, CO – Sept. 1-25, 2022 – Selected for inclusion in Spot on #3; Juror: Doug Kacena, owner of K
Contemporary gallery; member of DADA; Contemporary Collections Committee at Denver Art Museum
∙ Union Arts Center, NY – Sept. 2022 – Jan. 2023 – SOLO EXHIBITION in main gallery
∙ International Photography Awards (ipa) OneShot COLOR competition – July 2022 – My photo, Azul Violeta,
Sevilla awarded “Official Selection/Honorable Mention” in Abstract category of global photo competition
∙ The Painting Center, NYC – Jul. – Aug. 2022 – Selected for inclusion in juried exhibit, Break of Day, Edge of
Night; Curators: Steven Cabral, Lisa Petker Mintz, & Christopher Schade
∙ Carriage Barn Arts Center, CT – April – May 2022 – Selected for inclusion in Spectrum Contemporary Art
Exhibit; Juror: James Barron (jamesbarronart.com)
∙ Greenwich Art Society, CT – April – May 2022 – Selected for inclusion in 105th Annual Bendheim Exhibit; Juror:
Brinda Kumar, Metropolitan Museum of Art Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art – *Awarded
Gerquest/G.A.S. Studio School Award by curator
∙ Long Island Photo Gallery, NY – Mar. – April 2022 – Selected for inclusion in The Art of the City Exhibit at
Southampton Cultural Center; Juror: Mike McLaughlin
∙ Ceres Gallery, NYC – Dec. 2021 – EXPOSURE 2021 Exhibition featuring 10 artists
∙ D’art Gallery, CO – Nov. – Dec. 2021 – Selected for inclusion in Spot On #2; Juror: Dr. Gwen Chanzit, Curator
Emerita of Modern Art & the Herbert Bayer Collection & Archive at the Denver Art Museum
∙ Loft Artist’s Association, CT – Oct. – Nov. 2021 – Selected for inclusion in Chiaroscuro: The Art of Light & Dark
Exhibit; Juror: Nancy McTague-Stock
∙ The Photo Closer/Projections – Oct. 2021 – Zoom presentation of my photographs with 2 other fine art
photographers, curated by Frank Meo; Link: https://www.projections.live/erin-karp
∙ Greenwich Art Society – July – Sept. 2021 – Selected for inclusion in 104th Annual Bendheim Exhibit; Juror:
Allison Rudnick, Metropolitan Museum of Art Associate Curator of Drawings & Prints Department
∙ MarinMOCA, CA – May – July 2021 – Selected for inclusion in juried exhibit at Marin’s Museum of
Contemporary Art; Juror: Susan Snyder, partner at all locations of the Caldwell Snyder Gallery
∙ Carriage Barn Arts Center, CT – April – May 2021 – Selected for inclusion in annual exhibit, Spectrum: Ode to
Color; Juror: Lori Weitzner
∙ Studio Montclair, NJ – April – May 2021 – 2 photos selected for inclusion in 24th Annual Viewpoints Exhibit;
Juror: Eleanna Anagnos
∙ ArtGym Denver – Mar. – April 2021 – One of 20 artists selected for Exposure: Architectural Photography Exhibit
during Denver MoP
∙ Greenwich Art Society, CT – Sept. – Oct. 2020 – Selected for inclusion in 103rd Bendheim Gallery Juried
Exhibit; Juror: Geaninne Gutiérrez-Guimarães, Associate Curator Guggenheim Museum Bilbao & Guggenheim
Museum NYC
∙ Providence Art Club, RI – May – June 2020 – Selected for inclusion in National Open Juried Exhibit; Juror:
Matthew Hargraves, PhD
∙ NY Artist’s Equity Gallery, NYC – April 2020 – Selected for inclusion in Spring Flash Virtual Exhibit by gallery
director
∙ Carriage Barn Arts Center, CT – April – May 2020 – Selected for inclusion in virtual exhibit, Spectrum: Visions
2020; Jurors: Kristin Peterson Edwards & Danielle Ogden
∙ Dab Art Co., Los Angeles, CA – March – Dec. 2020 – Featured artist in Art in the Time of Corona Virtual Exhibit
curated by Yéssica Torres

∙ Denise Bibro Fine Art, NYC – Jan. – Feb. 2020 – Selected for inclusion in Art From the Boros VII by Denise
Bibro
∙ Ceres Gallery, NYC – January 2020 – Simpatico by ASCA Group Exhibition
∙ Ceres Gallery, NYC – Nov. – Dec. 2019 – EXPOSURE 2019 Exhibition featuring 10 artists
∙ BOCCARA Art Brooklyn – Aug. – Sept. 2019 – Selected for inclusion in group juried Summer Open Call Exhibit
∙ Providence Art Club, RI – June-July 2019 – Selected for inclusion in National Juried Exhibition; Juror: Helena
Gomez, Museo de Arte de Ponce
∙ Valley Arts, NJ – May – June 2019 – Selected for inclusion in Open Orange 2019; Jurors: Nigel Freeman,
Diedra Harris-Kelley, & Patricia Bell
∙ Carriage Barn Arts Center, CT – Jan. – Feb. 2019 – 2 photos in 39th Annual Juried Photo Exhibit; Jurors: Susan
Carlson & Claartje van Dijk
∙ Ceres Gallery, NYC – Dec. 2018 – EXPOSURE 2018 Exhibition featuring 9 artists
∙ Salmagundi Club, NYC – August 2018 – Selected for inclusion in 40th Annual Non-members Photography
Exhibit
∙ Art Collection NYC – June 2018 – East Village Art View Group Exhibition
∙ Carriage Barn Arts Center, CT – Jan. – Feb. 2018 – 38th Annual Juried Photo Exhibit; Jurors: Allison Brant &
Carl Fuldner
∙ Ceres Gallery, NYC – Jan. 2018 – ASCA 100th Anniversary Group Exhibit, featuring 24 artists – *Awarded 2nd
Best in Show
∙ The Photo Closer @ Paulaner – Dec. 2017 – Jan. 2018 – Selected for inclusion in 18-artist “Reflections” exhibit;
Juror: Frank Meo
∙ Ceres Gallery, NYC – December 2017 – EXPOSURE 2017 Exhibition featuring 10 artists
∙ Manhattan Art & Antiques Center, NYC – Oct. – Nov. 2017 – Selected for inclusion in 11-artist photography
exhibit, Caught in Time
∙ Art Mora Gallery, NJ – August 2017 – Selected for inclusion in Summer Open Call Exhibit; Juror: Sunny Shin
∙ Salmagundi Club, NYC – August 2017 – Selected for inclusion in Annual Non-members Photography exhibit;
Juror: Builder Levy
∙ Mikhail Zakin Gallery, NJ – June – July 2017 – Selected for inclusion in 28th Annual Small Works Exhibit; Juror:
Dr. Gail Stavitsky
∙ NY-NJ Trail Conference Gallery, NJ – June – Sept. 2017 – Selected for inclusion in juried Wildflowers Exhibition
∙ ValleyArts Community Gallery, NJ – May – June 2017 – Selected for inclusion in Annual Juried Open Orange
Exhibition
∙ aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, NJ – June-July 2017 – Selected for inclusion in int’l exhibit, Viewpoints;
Juror: Karen Wilkin
∙ Providence Art Club, RI – April 2017 – Selected for inclusion in national juried exhibition, Making Your Mark;
Juror: Kathryn Wat
∙ b.j. spoke gallery, NY – March 2017 – Selected for inclusion in EXPO36; Juror: Jennifer Harris, MOMA
Curatorial Asst.
∙ H Gallery, Ventura, CA – Feb. – April 2017 – Selected by Dab Art for inclusion in international juried exhibition,
Good Bokeh
∙ LA Artcore Brewery Annex, LA, CA – Feb. 2017 – Selected for inclusion in 1st annual juried international
photography exhibition
∙ Ceres Gallery, NYC – Dec. 2016 – EXPOSURE Exhibition featuring 10 artists
∙ Alex Ferrone Gallery, NY – Nov. – Feb. 2017 – Selected for inclusion in photo exhibition curated by Charles A.
Riley, II
∙ Salmagundi Club, NYC – August 2016 – Selected for inclusion in Juried Annual Non-members Photography
exhibit
∙ Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY – July 2016 – Selected for inclusion in photography exhibit; Juror: Mitra
Abbaspour, MoMA

∙ The Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY – June 2016 – Selected for inclusion in group exhibition curated by
gallery owner
∙ Dab Art @ The HUD Gallery, Ventura, CA – May – June 2016 – Selected for inclusion in 9 person exhibit, To
Sum Degree
∙ The Firehouse Gallery, Orange, NJ – May – June 2016 – Selected for inclusion in Annual Open Orange Juried
Group Exhibition
∙ Ceres Gallery, NYC – Feb. – Mar. 2016 – ASCA 98th Annual Group Exhibition
∙ Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT – Jan. – Feb. 2016 – 36th Annual Juried Photo Exhibition; Juror:
Jan Nagle
∙ Salmagundi Club, NYC – August 2015 – Selected for inclusion in Annual Juried Non-member’s Photography
Exhibition
∙ Sunita Bar, NYC – May – October 2015 – Solo Exhibition
∙ Westbeth Gallery, NYC – Feb. – Mar. 2015 – ASCA Group Exhibit
∙ Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT – Jan. – Feb. 2015 – Selected for inclusion in 35th Annual Juried
Photo Exhibition; Juror: Robert Gurbo, Curator of André Kertész Estate & Kertész Foundation
∙ The High Line Loft, NYC – October – Nov. 2014 – ASCA 97th Annual Exhibition
∙ Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY – August 1-31, 2014 – ASCA Group Exhibition
∙ Salmagundi Club, NYC – August 2014 – Selected for inclusion in Annual Juried Non-member’s Exhibition –
*Prize awarded
∙ Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT – Jan. – Feb. 2014 – Selected for inclusion in 34th Annual Juried
Photo Exhibition; Juror: Laura Einstein
∙ Light Space & Time Gallery – July 2013 – Selected for inclusion in Juried Exhibition for Online Gallery
∙ The Gallery at Westside Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ – July – Aug. 2013 – Solo Exhibition
∙ Biddy O’Malley’s Bistro, Northvale, NJ – April 1 – May 1, 2013 – Solo Exhibition
∙ SoHo Gallery for Digital Art, NYC – December 2012 – Selected for inclusion in Group Exhibition
∙ See.Me/Artist’s Wanted: Art Takes Times Square – June 2012 – Selected for inclusion in Group Digital
Exhibition
∙ Salmagundi Club – NYC – August 2011 – Selected for inclusion in Annual Juried Non-member’s Photography
Exhibition
∙ Zen Lounge – Teaneck, NJ – Nov. 2009 – Jan. 2010 – Solo Exhibition
∙ Moon St. Café – Englewood, NJ – 2002- 2003 – Solo Exhibition

MEMBERSHIP:
∙ American Society of Contemporary Artists (ASCA), est. 1917: President (May 2016 – May 2018); Former Chair of
New Membership
∙ Professional Photographers of America (PPA): Member since 2011
∙ ASMP: Member since 2018

ACCOLADES:
∙ International Photography Awards (ipa) OneShot COLOR competition – Awarded Official Selection/Honorable
Mention in Abstract category
∙ Greenwich Art Society 105th Annual Exhibit – Awarded Gerquest/G.A.S. Studio School Award by Brinda
Kumar, Metropolitan Museum of Art curator
∙ ASCA 100th Anniversary Exhibit, 2018 – Awarded 2nd Best in Show; juror Troy Richards
∙ Salmagundi Club, 2014 – Awarded Honorable Mention
∙ Photographer’s Selection – Selected for inclusion on Professional Photography website – May 2012 – Present
∙ Artists Wanted 2012 – International Photography Competition – Featured in Times Square Exhibit, NYC – June
2012
∙ Focus Project 2011 – International Photography Competition – Featured Photographer – May – June 2011

PUBLICATIONS: Canvas Rebel, CA – Aug. 2022 – Artist interview: https://canvasrebel.com/meet-erin-karp/

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS: NY, NJ, CA, TX, PA
CORPORATE COLLECTIONS: NYC

EDUCATION:
∙ International Center of Photography (ICP) – NYC – Digital Photography – 2009-2010 – Continuing Education
courses
∙ William Paterson University – 2000-2005 – Bachelor’s of Arts – English/Writing – Summa Cum Laude
∙ University of Sevilla – Sevilla, Spain – 2003-2004 – Spanish language, art, & history studies
∙ Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) – NYC – 1995-1999: High School Live courses (photography); 2009-2012:

Darkroom Photography; Photoshop