Karen Klinedinst

September 28 – October 25, 2019

The Emotional Landscape

“Walking is an integral part of my creative process and forms my point of view. All of the landscapes in this series were captured while hiking through the natural landscape. The act of walking allows me to experience the nuances of light, weather and time. It forms my conversation and connection with the landscape. Like a painter, I manipulate these images through the layering of textures and colors to express my emotional response to a landscape that exists only in my memory.”



Karen Klinedinst is a Baltimore-based artist using photography to explore themes of place, nature and the environment. She is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore.

Her landscapes have been exhibited at Massoni Art Gallery, Fleckenstein Gallery, South x Southeast Photo Gallery, Adkins Arboretum, Maryland Art Place, Soho Photo Gallery, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Griffin Museum of Photography, and the Biggs Museum of American Art. Her work is in the collection of the National Park Service.

Klinedinst was a 2004 Platte Clove Artist-in-Residence at the Catskills Center for Conservation and Development, and a 2006 National Park Service Artist-in-Residence at Acadia National Park in Maine. In 2015 she was awarded an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council.

Klinedinst teaches workshops at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University’s Odyssey Program, and at her Baltimore studio.