Biography

Karsten Cramer is a photographic artist based in Vancouver, Canada.

Largely self-taught, his work focuses on experimentation with deliberate camera movements and blurring to create images that combine abstract and figurative elements. Fusing light, colour, texture and movement, he strives to produce photographic compositions that spark emotions and stimulate the imagination.

Karsten views every photo as a glimpse into a moment, a scene and a world where life is happening. He often writes a snippet of narrative to accompany each photo to share his vision of the story and possibilities behind it. Presented without a broader context, these pairings of image and narrative invite viewers to pick up these threads and continue the story in whatever direction their imagination takes them.

Karsten grew up in Pinawa, Manitoba, and attended Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He lived and worked in Singapore for 11 years before returning to Canada in 2014.


Group Exhibitions

· Slideluck Vancouver V, Capture Photography Festival, Vancouver, Canada, 14 April 2018

· ARTROOMS 2018, Melia White House Hotel, London, UK, 19–22 January 2018

· Double Exposure Encore, Semiahmoo Arts, Surrey, Canada, 3 August to 8 September 2017

· Art Party!, Seymour Art Gallery, Deep Cove, Canada, June–July 2017

· Double Exposure, Semiahmoo Arts, Turnbull Gallery, Surrey, Canada, 30 March to 27 April 2017

· Through the Lens, Beaumont Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, 14–28 February 2017

· ARTROOMS 2017, Melia White House Hotel, London, UK, 20–23 January 2017


Art Fairs

· Art in the City 2017, Vancouver, Canada, 5–7 May 2017


Awards

· 1st place for “Aglow” in the Seascapes/Water category, Double Exposure Photography Exhibition, Semiahmoo Arts, April 2017