Karen Klinedinst is a landscape photographer and graphic designer based in Baltimore, Maryland. Originally from central Pennsylvania, she spent much of her childhood painting and drawing the landscape around her. She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore with a BFA in Graphic Design, and a love of photography. For over 20 years, she has maintained a fine art photography practice focused on place, nature, and the environment.
Her landscapes have been exhibited widely, including: Massoni Art 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, and numerous private collections.
She 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, was awarded an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council.
She teaches iPhone Photography workshops at the Creative Alliance, Chestertown RiverArts Gallery, Adkins Arboretum, the Biggs Museum of American Art, and at her Baltimore studio.