photograph of Kari Grimsby
Myself as Susan Sontag on my 45th birthday

Kari Grimsby, b.1974 in New Jersey, is a photographer living in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.

Kari has taught art, photography, web design, and digital imaging to people of all ages. She is also a web designer, eager to help you build a site for your project or business.

Contact:, cell/imessage: 412-737-0916
instagram: @karigrimsby
linkedin: Kari Grimsby

Photo Services:  Midwest and East Coast teaching, editorial, personal commissions, events, performances, headshots, and fine-art copy work.

Web Services:  Design, build, advise on websites for individual creatives, companies, and organizations.

Early Sunsets Over Monroeville, August 2019
The Lab @ The Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA

Summer Sun Day Dream, July 2018
The Lab @ The Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA

Farm Life, January 2015
E77 Gallery, Jackson Heights, Queens NY

Meme Project: Multimedia Benefit Show, September 2002
Loft Below Canal, Tribeca, NYC

Stuck in Place, solo exhibition, September 2002
Corinium Gallery, Ringwood, NJ

Plain: MFA Thesis Exhibition, August 2002
Visual Arts Gallery, SoHo, New York, NY

Fall & Spring Salons: MFA Photo, Video & Related Media Dept, 1999-2002
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Ithaca College Senior Exhibition, juried exhibition, May 1996
Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca, NY

Paula Rhodes Memorial Award, 2002
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Phi Kappa Phi, Academic Honors Society, Ithaca College, 1993

8th Grade Artistic Promise Award, Graduation, 1988
Martin J. Ryerson Middle School, Ringwood, NJ

Teaching Experience
Creative Space: Open Art Studio, Instructor. Winter 2020
Fairview Elementary School Great Expectations Program, Pittsburgh, PA

Digital Photography for 8-12-year-olds, Instructor. Fall 2013
Digital Street Photography, 13-18-year-olds, Instructor, Spring 2013
All of Us Care, Volunteers of America, Sharpsburg, PA

Video, 8-10-year-olds, After School Program, Substitute Instructor. Spring 2012
Boyd Community Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Web Design, Adjunct Faculty. Spring 2007-Fall 2010
Fundamentals of Interactive Media, Fall 2008
Basic Photography, Fall 2006
Fundamentals of Computer Art, Fall 2005-Spring 2006
Ramapo College, Contemporary Arts Department, Mahwah, NJ

Web Design for Photographers Workshop, Guest Lecturer. Spring 2008
VisuaLife - Children's Aid, Volunteer Instructor of foster children, Summer 2005
Introduction to Applied Photo Techniques, Teaching Assistant, Fall 2001
School of Visual Arts, MFA Photography, Video & Related Media Dept, New York, NY

Introduction to Digital Imaging, Adjunct Faculty. Spring 2005
Intermediate Digital Photography, Substitute Faculty, Summer 2005
Experimental Darkroom Techniques, Teaching Assistant, Spring 2001
School of Visual Arts, BFA Photography Department, New York, NY

After-School Photography Workshop, Teaching Assistant. Spring 2001
Fashion Industries High School/International Center of Photography, New York, NY

Professional Positions
Academic Advisor. October 2002-June 2007
MFA Photography, Video & Related Media Dept.
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Freelance Editor. 2000-2005
Exploring Color Photography, 4th Edition by Robert Hirsch
and other art, film, and humanities titles
Higher Education Division
McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., New York, NY

Graduate Assistantship. August 2000-August 2002 (Webmaster, 2001-2002)
Digital Imaging Computer Lab
MFA Photography, Video & Related Media Dept.
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Associate Editor - Art Bulletin, CAANews, Careers. July 1998-August 1999
Director - Career Services Center. February 1999 Conference, Los Angeles, CA
College Art Association, New York, NY

Editorial Assistant. March 1997-July 1998
art, film, and humanities lists
McGraw-Hill College Division, New York, NY

Editorial Intern & Contributing Writer. October 1996-March 1997
Women Artists News Book Review
Midmarch Arts Press, New York, NY

MFA, Photography, Video & Related Media
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

BA, Art History, Buddhism minor, summa cum laude
Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

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