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Kari Orvik

Kari Orvik

Visiting & Adjunct Faculty
Lecturer
Art Practice

About

Kari Orvik is a photo-based artist and educator. Her work explores the resilience and fragility of our changing urban and natural environments through the lens of what we hold onto, what we let go of, and where we place value - often using portraiture, found materials and analog processes as starting points for her inquiries. She has exhibited at the Oakland Museum of California, the Petersen Museum in LA, SF Camerawork, the Oslo Fotobook Festival, and her work is in the permanent collection of the Berkeley Art Museum. A graduate of Stanford University and the University of California Berkeley, she was an artist-in-residence at Recology SF (the dump), Rayko Photo Center, and a graduate fellow at the Headlands Center for the Arts. She is currently a lecturer in the Department of Art & Art History and has taught digital and alternative photographic processes at the San Francisco Art Institute, City College of San Francisco, and the University of California Berkeley. She currently operates a tintype portrait studio in San Francisco's Outer Mission district.