Karen Klinedinst is a Baltimore, Maryland based artist using photography to explore themes of place, nature and the environment.Inspired by the 19thcentury landscape paintings of the Hudson River School, she creates richly layered landscapes that combine the real with the imagined.

Her work has been exhibited at Maryland Art Place, Soho Photo Gallery, University of Maryland Global College, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, and the Biggs Museum of American Art. In 2018, her series, The Emotional Landscape, was exhibited at the Griffin Museum of Photography. Her work is in the collection of the National Park Service.

She is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. In 2004, she was awarded a Platte Clove artist residency at the Catskills Center for Conservation and Development in New York; and in 2006, a National Park Service artist residency at Acadia National Park in Maine. In 2015, was awarded an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council. She was a Critical Mass 200 finalist in 2018 and 2019.

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