Kelsey Karper is an Oklahoma City-based curator, artist, and project manager.
Karper's artwork combines photography and found imagery to spin imaginary tales. She employs a variety of photographic processes in her work, from 19th century methods and the traditional black-and-white darkroom, to the more modern, digital tools.
As a curator, Karper focuses on projects that build community and create new opportunities for artists. Her curatorial practice is greatly informed by her previous work as Associate Director of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, an organization devoted to supporting artists statewide.
In early 2016, Karper co-founded Current Studio with romy owens. Current Studio is an experimental art space in the Classen Ten Penn Neighborhood of Oklahoma City, investigating the intersection of art and community.
Karper also works as an independent project manager, helping organizations with research and planning.