Karen Asher is an artist from Winnipeg, Canada, whose work explores her obsession with stress, absurdity and the catastrophe of everyday life. She received her BFA Honours in photography from the University of Manitoba in 2009. Asher is the recipient of numerous grants and awards and is featured in Flash Forward 2010 – Emerging Photographers from Canada, United Kingdom and the United States as well as the recently published book Front Line: Interviews with International Contemporary Photo-Based Artists. She had her first solo exhibition in 2010 at Platform Centre and was written up in several publications including The National Post, Canadian Art, BlackFlash and Border Crossings Magazine. Asher recently exhibited work at Toronto’s Contact Photography Festival, the Gimli Film Festival, the Pingyao International Photography Festival in Beijing, Truck Contemporary Art in Calgary and Feature Art Fair in Toronto. She just completed a new body of work, The Full Catastrophe, that premiered at Ace Art Inc. in April.