Friday, September 4, 2015

Kat Kiernan Recognized as a Rising Star by the Griffin Museum of Photography

NYC-based photographer and publisher Kat Kiernan will be recognized in November by the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA, as recipient for 2015 of the "Rising Star" award as part of the Griffin Museum's Focus Awards program.

The Griffin Museum's citation for this award reads as follows:

"Kat Kiernan -- Rising Star Award 

"Kat Kiernan is the Editor-in-Chief of Don’t Take Pictures, a print and online photography publication. 

"As the former Owner and Director of The Kiernan Gallery, she has designed and managed numerous thematic exhibitions, curating both solo and pop-up shows.

"She has reviewed portfolios for Photolucida’s Critical Mass, FotoWeek DC, and PhotoNOLA, and lectured on photography at various institutions. 

"Her photographs have been exhibited across the United States, featured in many publications, and in 2012 Photoboite Agency named her one of 30 women photographers under the age of 30 to watch.

"Kat currently resides in Brooklyn, New York where she works as an art critic and is the Assistant Director of Louis K. Meisel Gallery.

"In addition to Don’t Take Pictures, she has written for Art New England, Big, Red and Shiny, Lenscratch, Feature Shoot, and Richmond Arts Review.

"She holds a BFA in photography from Lesley University College of Art and Design."

Kiernan is
formerly a gallery owner in Lexington, VA, and once a Southern photographer, always a Southern photographer, I say. 

I had the privilege of serving as the juror for one of the shows Kiernan mounted while in Lexington, which turned out to be an honor and a delight.

Congratulations on this award, and come on back down South to see us, ya heah?

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