Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Recology 30th Anniversary Exhibition at ARC Gallery


The Recology Artist in Residence Program's 30th Anniversary and the Legacy of Jo Hanson"

December 13, 2019 - January 11 2020

Opening Reception: Friday, December 13th, 7-9PM

Featured artists:  Michael Arcega, Miguel Arzabe, Jeremiah Barber, Mark Baugh-Sasaki , Bonanza , Alicia Escott, Rodney Ewing, Carrie Hott, Hughen/Starkweather, Beth Krebs, Ma Li, Cathy Lu, Cybele Lyle, Neil Mendoza , Mansur Nurullah, Ramekon O’Arwisters, Jenny Odell, Kari Orvik, Alison Pebworth, Genevieve Quick , Kate Rhoades, Leah Rosenberg, Erik Scollon, Chris Sollars, Kal Spelletich, Weston Teruya, Anja Ulfeldtm, and Sherri Lynn Wood

Gallery open Wed. - Thurs. 1-6 pm, Saturdays 12-3 pm
1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Holiday Photo Book and Zine Fair at SF Camerawork this Thursday 12/12!

Excited to be part of this Holiday Book and Zine Fair at SF Camerawork this Thursday 12/12 6-9!
You can also check out my show Geneva, which is still up in the gallery through 12/20.

EXHIBITORSAnalog Forever Magazine, Johnna Arnold, Nelson Chan, Nathan Cordova, Carolyn Drake, Disquiet Bodies - CCA Students, Salome El, Lucas Foglia, Group Study, Joel Goldsmith, Andres Gonzalez, Keko Jackson, Bella Leporte, Michael Light, Ward Long, Aspen Mays, Klea McKenna, Colleen Mullins, Mark Murrmann, Kari Orvik, David Pace, Pamplemousse Publishing, Rachel Phillips, Ebtihal Shedid, Josh Smith, Andrew Waits, and Lewis Watts.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Selections from the Geneva series at SF Camerawork and KQED article

Excited to share work from this ongoing series of images documenting the corner of Mission and Geneva where my tintype portrait studio is located. Thank you to Roula Seikaly for writing this thoughtful review of the show for KQED:

photographs by Kari Orvik
SF Camerawork - 1011 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Opening: October 10, 2019 6-8pm
(with DJ Shorty Rodriguez on the 1s and 2s)

Exhibition runs from October 10-December 20, 2019

Friday, August 17, 2018

Recology Artist-in-Residence Exhibition opens Friday, September 21st!

I have been lucky to have the opportunity to be an artist-in-residence at Recology SF - it has been an unforgettable experience being up close and personal with what the city discards on a daily basis over the last couple months ...I've built a 16x20" camera from materials found in 'the pile', scavenged a variety of glass and paper substrates to make images on with photo chemicals found at Household Hazardous Waste, and many other experiments (failed and otherwise!)  that I don't know how to describe yet...:)

Also exhibiting are the other wonderful artists-in-residence: Bonanza, Rabbit Garcia, and Starkweather/Hughen.

Only 3 days to see the exhibition!

Friday, September 21, 5-8pm (party!)
Saturday, September 22, 1-3pm (also party!: )
Tuesday, September 25th, 5-7pm - Artists talk start at 6pm

Anna Karenina - found 6/4/18

SF Chronicle Feature

I was grateful to Sam Whiting from the SF Chronicle for featuring me in an article about how artists make a living in San Francisco. Here is the link!

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Westward - opens this Friday 5/11 at SFAC Gallery in City Hall

I'm excited to be part of "Westward" opening at SFAC Gallery in City Hall this Friday 5/11, featuring 10 women photographers responding to place and interpretations of the west, curated by Ann Jastrab. 
There will be an artist/curator walk-through at 5pm, the reception is from 5:30-7:30, and the show will be up for a full year!

Westward, curated by Ann Jastrab
Opening Friday, May 11 5:00-7:30
Curator/Artist Walkthrough at 5pm
May 11, 2018 - May 10, 2019
SFAC Gallery in City Hall (North Light Court and basement level)

Fred Moten tintype published in the New Yorker

My tintype of the amazing poet and writer Fred Moten was published for an article in the New Yorker about his recently-published 3 volumes of collected writings. Meeting him and making this photograph during an LA heatwave in my friend's backyard was a memorable experience - what a lovely person! 
You can read the article here:

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Photo Alliance Lecture Series this Friday February 9th at SFAI!

I'll be speaking about my work at the Photo Alliance Lecture series this Friday, February 9th at 7:30pm at the San Francisco Art Institute. 
I've seen so many amazing photographers speak at this series over the years - it is truly an honor to be part of it!

I will be speaking first (for about 20 minutes) and then photographer Sonja Thomsen will follow.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Encyclopedia Project, Vol. 3 L-Z Cover

It is total honor to have my tightrope piece selected as the cover image for the 3rd and final volume of the amazing and brilliant publication 'The Encyclopedia Project', L-Z, founded by Tisa Bryant, Miranda Mellis, and Kate Schatz. It features creative encyclopedic entries by a long list of luminaries, Fred Moten, Rebecca Solnit, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Michelle Tea, Daniel Alarcon, and MANY OTHERS! Really appreciate the amount of work over several years that it has taken the editors to make this work come to life. Also, who knew my feet would be so widely distributed..:) 

Recology Artist-in-Residency 2018!

Anyone who knows me well knows that this is a dream come true - honored to be selected with these other amazing artists for the RecologySF artist-in-residency and can't wait to be making work this summer at the dump! #bornscavenger

Friday, October 13, 2017

Made by Hand at PhotoCentral

Honored to be part of the exhibition "Made by Hand" at PhotoCentral in Hayward, CA, alongside photographers Linda Connor, Brian Taylor, Elizabeth Opalenik, Kourik Kouklis, Susan Friedman, Vaughn Hutchins, Sandy King, Jerry N. Uelsmann, Sarah Van Keuren, and Ellie Young. (And I feel I've arrived that my image from Exercises for Moving in Between is on the sandwich board...:)
PhotoCentral is one of what used to many and now are few community darkroom facilities in the Bay Area - the show is up through November 27: Lower Gallery Hours Mon 5-10pm, Tues/Thurs 10-1pm, Upper Gallery Hours: Mon 9am-10pm, Tues-Fri 9am -5pm - or by appointment.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Circus Exhibition at SF Camerawork through August 19th

I'm excited to have 2 pieces from my series "Exercises for moving in between" in this group show of photos exploring the meaning, history, and symbolism of the circus at SF Camerawork. 
Jurors: Linde Lehtinen (SFMOMA), Paloma Shutes (California Sunday Magazine), Arthur Tress (photographer)
Exhibition Dates: July 13 - August 19, 2017
Artists in the show:Ty'ler Banks (Berkeley, CA)
Michele Brancati (Koln, Germany)
Agathe Catel (Montpellier, France)
Susan Felter (Oakland, CA)
Kimberly Gremillion (Houston, TX)
Rachael Jablo (Berlin, Germany)
Michael J. Lessner (Tiburon, CA)
Vanessa Marsh (Oakland, CA)
Kari Orvik (San Francisco, CA)
Wiesje Peels (Netherlands)
Anna Rotty (San Francisco, CA)
Norma Quintana (Napa, CA)
Jay Turner Frey Seawell (Washington, DC)
Jean Sousa (Chicago, IL)
Paul Turounet (Cardiff, CA)
Sarah Windels (Oakland, CA)
Vanessa Woods (Pacifica, CA)

Monday, July 03, 2017

Glass Ambrotypes at Dogpatch gallery Hugomento in SF

This is "Cave Sequence", 4 of my 8x10" glass ambrotypes on view at Hugomento in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco. I was happy to be joined in this show with 3 other women artists: Lucky Rapp, Yuko Saito and Shinco Takahashi. Hugomento is open Tuesday-Sunday 12-6pm.