Karen Miranda-Rivadeneira is an Ecuadorian-American photographer currently living between New Mexico and New York. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2005. During that time, she focused on performance art, and trance states. In pursuit of these interests, she has collaborated with indigenous communities and members of her family to create photo-based projects.
From the Mam to the Mandaeans, she has spent more than a decade living between the Amazon, the Andean highlands, and New York City.
Karen has been exhibited widely, in places like the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Musée du Quai Branly biennial, where she received an artist-in-residence fellowship in 2017. She has had solo shows in New York City, and her book Other Stories/Historia Bravas was published in 2018 by Autograph ABP, about her collaborative photographic project with her family.