Kat Kiernan has exhibited her photographic narratives throughout the United States and her work has been featured in various publications including Fraction Magazine, Umter, and F-Stop Magazine. In 2015 she received the Rising Star Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography for her contributions to the photographic community. In 2012 Photoboite Agency named her one of 30 emerging women photographers under the age of 30 to watch. Kat resides in Brooklyn, New York where she is the Editor-in-Chief of Don’t Take Pictures, a print and online publication focused on emerging fine art photographers. She holds a BFA in photography from Lesley University College of Art and Design. Her stock photography is represented by Glasshouse Images

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Kat Kiernan

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Between Earth and Water, Sierra Arts Foundation, Reno, NV

Awards and Honors

2015 Rising Star Award, Griffin Museum of Photography.
            Awarded for contributions to the photographic community.

2012 30 Under 30 Women Photographers
            Named one of 30 women photographers under the age of 30 to watch.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Size Doesn't Matter, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

2016-17Space, Griffin Museum of Photography, Lafayette City Center Gallery, Boston, MA; Camera Commons, Dover, NH

2014 Alternative Processes, juried by Christopher James, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

2014 Photographs by Emerging Artists (auction), Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, NY

2013 Adventures Across the Seven Seas, United Photo Industries, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Soar, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2013 40 Under 40, Shenandoah Valley Art Center, Waynesboro, VA

2012 The Kiernan Ten, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2011 Shifting of Form, The Art Institute of Boston Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2011 Surreal Visions, The Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY


2017 Musée Magazine, "An Interview with Don't Take Pictures Founder Kat Kiernan"

2015 The Southern Photographer, "Kat Kiernan Recognized as a Rising Star"

2014 Lenscratch, "The Kat Kiernan Mixtape"

2013 Something About Sophie, a novel by Mary K. McComas, cover photograph

2013 Fraction Magazine, Issue #50

2013 LightLeaked, Interview

2013 F-Stop Magazine, Issue #58

2013 Crusade for Art, Interview

2012 PDN Online, "Glasshouse Images Welcomes Kat Kiernan"

2012 The Southern Photographer, "In the Galleries"

2012 Umter Magazine, Issue #4, Artist Feature

2012 F-Stop Magazine, Issue #51

2012 Stonethrower, Exhibition Review

2012 Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Interview

2011 Photo Technique Magazine, Artist Feature

2011 Dig Boston, Exhibition Review





2017 Reviewer, Photolucida

2017 Juror, She, A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX

2017 Reviewer, American Photographic Artists New York

2016 Juror, Photolucida Critical Mass

2016 Co-curator, Virtual: An Immersive Art Exhibit, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

2016 Reviewer, Filter Photo Festival

2015 Curator, Jock Sturges Retrospective, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

2015 Juror, Society for Photographic Education Scholarship Awards

2015 Juror, Photolucida Critical Mass

2015 Juror, Long Shot, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA

2015 Juror, Images, Shoreline Arts Alliance, Guilford, CT

2014 Juror, Photolucida Critical Mass

2014 Reviewer, PhotoNOLA

2013 Reviewer, FotoWeek DC


2016 Speaker, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA

2014 Speaker, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2013 Speaker, Virginia Professional Photographers Association, Lexington, VA

2013 Speaker, Rockbridge Area Arts Guild, Lexington, VA


2011 BFA Photography, Art History minor, Lesley University College of Art and Design, magna cum laude