Born in Syracuse, New York, 1941. Currently resides in Studio City California. She is presently teaching at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Halverson's work was included in Woman Photographers (New York: Abrams, 1990).
Merry A. Foresta, Stephen Jay Gould, and Karal Ann Marling Between Home and Heaven: Contemporary American Landscape Photography (Washington, D.C. and Albuquerque, New Mexico: The National Museum of American Art in association with the University of New Mexico Press, 1992)
Karen Halverson received her BA from Stanford University and her MA from Columbia University. Her photographs were first exhibited in a 1976 group exhibition at Bard College in New York State. Her first solo exhibition took place in 1988 at the Witkin Gallery in New York City. Halverson has taught at York College, City University of New York, from 1981 to 1982, and at the International Center of Photography in New York from 1978 to 1990. Since 1994, she has been a member of the faculty at the School of Cinema and Television at the University of Southern California. Her work is concerned with the human presence in the western landscape. Halverson's current work documents the condition of the Colorado River System. She lives in Studio City, California.
National Museum of American Art (CD-ROM) (New York and Washington D.C.: MacMillan Digital in cooperation with the National Museum of American Art, 1996)