Kay Canaivno Meet

Kay Canaivno

Adams, MA

About Kay Canaivno

Adams, MA

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.

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Other works 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
  • Hershey Family Foundation Fellow, Artist residency, Millay Colony for the Arts
  • Golden Light Awards, Top Photographers (Environmental/Landscape),


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

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