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Towards the sky

Kay Canaivno
Adams, MA

About the Artist

Kay’s family moved to an Illinois farm from New York City when she was a young girl. She was greatly influenced by living so close to nature on the farm, and consequently has been exploring themes of the natural world via fine art photography for over thirty years. Her photographs have been exhibited in national and regional juried shows and are included in numerous corporate, museum and private collections.

Kay went to Boston and received a B.A. from Northeastern University and a Professional Diploma from the New England School of Photography. One of the original founders of the…

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About the Artist

Kay’s family moved to an Illinois farm from New York City when she was a young girl. She was greatly influenced by living so close to nature on the farm, and consequently has been exploring themes of the natural world via fine art photography for over thirty years. Her photographs have been exhibited in national and regional juried shows and are included in numerous corporate, museum and private collections.

Kay went to Boston and received a B.A. from Northeastern University and a Professional Diploma from the New England School of Photography. One of the original founders of the Brickbottom Artists Building in Somerville, MA, she loved living and working in the Boston area. Then she developed a strong need for trees and moved to the Berkshires in western Massachusetts. In the fall of 2003, Kay opened her studio in an old brick schoolhouse in Adams, Massachusetts. While in the Berkshires, she has worked on her night landscape series, using light-painting techniques to illuminate night landscapes. Most recently she has been shooting underwater “waterscapes” in rivers and ponds. All along Kay has been taking in as much of the natural world as she can.

Artist’s Work

Greylock frost
Kay canaivno

Greylock Frost

By Kay Canaivno

River contemplation
Kay canaivno

River Contemplation

By Kay Canaivno

Towards the sky
Kay canaivno

Towards the Sky

By Kay Canaivno

Both worlds
Kay canaivno

Both Worlds

By Kay Canaivno

Autumn afternoon mount greylock
Kay canaivno

Autumn Afternoon, Mount Greylock

By Kay Canaivno

Imagined flight
Kay canaivno

Imagined flight

By Kay Canaivno

Spring light
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Spring Light

By Kay Canaivno

Berkshire ice glen
Kay canaivno

Berkshire Ice Glen

By Kay Canaivno

Selected Exhibitions

  • Nave Gallery
    Somervillem MA, 2013
  • Millay Colony for the Arts
    Austerlitz, NY, 2008
  • Berkshire Museum
    Pittsfield, MA, 2006
  • Carrie Haddad Gallery
    Hudson, NY, 2005
  • Concord Art Association
    Concord, MA, 2000

Press and Accolades

  • Arts Fellowship Grant, Cultural Council of the Northern Berkshires
    2010
  • Hershey Family Foundation Fellow, Artist residency, Millay Colony for the Arts
    2003
  • Golden Light Awards, Top Photographers (Environmental/Landscape),
    2004

Education

  • Northeastern University, BA
    Boston, MA 
  • New England School of Photography, Professionsl Diploma
    Boston MA