Karen Ann Sullivan

category: Visual,

Artist Statement

KAREN ANN SULLIVAN ~ WILDLIFE & NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER ~ TEACHING ARTIST Karen Ann Sullivan is a Westchester-based Teaching Artist and Photographer specializing in wildlife and other natural subjects. Through the experience of teaching adults and school-aged children, she has seen firsthand how much using images of the natural world helps students of all ages connect with photography. She has exhibited her work extensively, including in solo exhibits at several Audubon centers in Connecticut and Massachusetts, as well in a group exhibit at the New York Hall of Science Museum. Additionally, Karen gives workshops in the areas of travel, nature, and bird photography. She leases her image artwork to business clients and has created a line of handmade, environmentally conscious photo note cards available in both retail stores and customized large orders for corporate clients.

Educational Background

Fox Lane High School, Bedford, NY, Class of 1982. College of Westchester, White Plains, NY, Associates Degree. Completion of many classes and workshops, including; classes at the International Center of Photography, NYC, through the North American Nature Photography Association, the Frans Lanting California Spring Workshop (x2) and the Mike Moats Macro Photography Conference.

Teaching Artist Experience

TEACHING ARTIST EXPERIENCE: Magic Box Productions ~ Photography ~ 2019 - Present Meadow Pond Elementary School, South Salem, N.Y. (12-Week After-School Program) Participants:  4th & 5th Grade Students Katonah Elementary School, Katonah, N.Y.  (7-Week After-School Program) Participants:  2nd & 3rd Grade Students The Guidance Center/Rebound Program, Mount Vernon, N.Y. (12-Week Program) Participants:  High School Students Arete' Education Residency - Photography ~ 2018 @ P.S. in the Bronx, N.Y. (4 Week After-School Program - Volunteer) Participants:  Middle School Students South East Consortium Residency - Photography ~ 2018 @ South East Consortium, Mamaroneck, N.Y. (2 Saturday Session Program) Participants:  Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities and Down Syndrome ArtsWestchester Residency - Photography ~ 2017 @ the Sterling Community Center, White Plains, N.Y. (7 Week Program) Participants:  Adult, Mental Health Out-Patients Josephine Herrick Residency - Photography ~ 2017 @ The Vet Center, White Plains, N.Y. (Co-taught - 12 Week Program) Participants:  U.S. Veterans Additional PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: - One-on-One Photography Lessons - Adults (Ongoing since 2019) - Beginning Nature Photography Series of Workshops @ Mount Pleasant Library, Pleasantville, New York (from 2013 to Present). - Presenter, Australia, Beauty From Down Under, Travel & Taste Lecture Series Program @ MASS Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick, Massachusetts, (2012). VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE: Organization:  Focal Point Project  Multiple Basic Photographic Approaches Presentations from 2014 to Present Participants & Locations: -Youth Group Home Residents/White Plains, N.Y. (Multiple Program Presentations) - Christian Adult Women's Program/Garrison, N.Y. (Multiple Program Presentations) - High School Students & Veterans working Against Gun Violence/Stamford, CT - Adult Group Home for Adults with Schizophrenia/White Plains, N.Y. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL VOLUNTEER BIRD & WILDLIFE PRESENTATIONS - Concord Road Elementary School, Ardsley, New York, Presenter (2011-2019). - Bedford Road Elementary School, Pleasantville, New York, Presenter (2012 - 2019). HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR INTERNSHIP/MENTORSHIP VOLUNTEER PROGRAM - Pleasantville High School, N.Y. -  Photography Mentor (Sept 2009 - May 2010).