Karen-aboutKaren Stentaford is an artist and educator who works primarily in medium and large format photography, often employing toy cameras and alternative processes. Since 2012, much of her work has been made using the wet plate collodion process—glass negatives and tintypes. Her recent bodies of work investigate ideas of place and memory influenced by the Newfoundland landscape of her childhood. Karen is an assistant professor in the Department of Fine Arts at Mount Allison University.

Karen has participated in numerous artist-in-residence programs, including SÍM in Reykjavik, Iceland and Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. She is the recipient of numerous grants from artsnb and the Canada Council of the Arts in support of her work, travel and professional development. She has exhibited work in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Poland and Iceland. She holds a BFA from Mount Allison University, a BEd (Visual Arts Specialist) from NSCAD University & Mount Saint Vincent University and a MA in Photography from the Edinburgh College of Art.