Cassandra Klos (b. 1991) is a fine art photographer currently living between Durham, North Carolina and Boston, Massachusetts. Her projects focus on challenging the validity of photography and creating dual realities that breathe life into situations where visual manifestations may not be available.

Born and raised in New Hampshire, she earned her BFA in 2014 from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at Tufts University. She has exhibited both within the United States, including solo exhibitions at the Griffin Museum for Photography and the Boston Public Library, as well as internationally in festivals such as the Bienne Festival of Photography and the Lagos Photo Festival.

From 2015 to 2017, she was the artist-in-residence of the Mars Desert Research Station in Hanksville, Utah and led the first mission of compiled of artists as Commander of Crew 181. She is a Critical Mass finalist, the recipient of the Yousuf Karsh Prize in Photography, a United States Emerging Photographer Award from the Magenta Foundation, as well as a Traveling Fellowship Grant from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her work has been seen in TIME, National Geographic, Wired, The Atlantic, and Bloomberg Businessweek, among others. She is currently a MFA candidate in Duke University's Experimental and Documentary Arts program.




2020             MFA Candidate, Experimental and Documentary Arts, Duke University
2014               BFA double-major in Fine Arts & Psychology
                        School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) / Tufts University


2020             By No Other Name, Cassilhaus Collection & Gallery, Chapel Hill NC
2018              Mars on Earth, Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library, Boston MA
2016              The Abductees, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester MA 
2014              The Abductees, Piano Craft Gallery, Boston MA


2020             Existence on the Periphery, Kenan-Keohane Gallery, Duke University, Durham NC

2019             Americans, Rankin Arts Photography Center, Columbus State University, Columbus GA
                       Time After Time, QUAID Gallery, Tampa FL
                       Deep Space Laundry, Washer Dryer Projects, Salt Lake City UT
                       Portraits of North Carolina's Millennial Artists, Rubenstein Art Center, Durham NC
                       Still Here Tomorrow to High-Five You Yesterday, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa
                       Terrestrial Portals, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Dover NH

2018             Tipping Points, SPE Northeast, Palmer Gallery of Vassar College, Poughkeepsie NY
                       Time Has Gone, Lagos Photography Festival, Lagos Nigeria
                       The Fence, Southie Plaza, SoWa Arts District, Boston MA
                        A Spectacle and Nothing Strange, Rubenstein Arts Center, Duke University, Durham NC
                        Quién? Qué? Dónde?, Lafayette City Center, Griffin Museum of Photography, Boston MA
                       Journeés Photographiques de Bienne, Nouveau Museé Haus Schwab, Bienne Switzerland
                       Photolucida Silent Auction & Print Raffle, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland OR

2017              Manufactured Untruth, 5&J Gallery, Lubbock TX
                        Atomic STEaM, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Albuquerque NM
                        Developed Work, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita KS
                        Isolation, Hawai'i Museum of Contemporary Art, Hilo HI
                        She Inspires, Untitled Space, New York City NY
                        Planes in the Sky, Fort Point Art Community, Boston MA
                        Image of the Savage, Millepiani Space, Rome, Italy
                        Future Isms, Glass Box Gallery, Seattle WA
                        The Museum of the Real and Odd, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indy IN
                        SMFA at Tufts Staff Show, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

2016               Impending Future, Lycoming College Downtown Art Gallery, Williamsport, PA
                         Postage Required, Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro VT
                         Outta This World, Sulfur Studios, Savannah GA
                         Curated Fridge: July/August Edition, The Open Aperture Art Gallery, Newport RI
                         Curated Fridge: July/August Edition, Somerville MA
                         Imagined Realities, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury VT
                         Framework, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown MA
                         Art + Science, Tom Thomas Gallery, Indiana University East, Richmond IN
                         Of Memory, Bone, and Myth, Colonel Eugene Myers Gallery, Grand Forks ND

2015               Biennial, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester NH
                         Reclamation: Emerging Female Artists, Nave Gallery, Somerville MA
                         Other Wordly, Exeter Town Hall Gallery, Exeter NH
                         New New England, Gallery 263, Cambridge MA
                         80th Regional Exhibition, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg MA
                         Open Call: 1st International Show, Peter Miller Fine Art Gallery, Providence RI
                         The Fence, Flash Forward Festival 2015, Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston MA
                         Allegany National Photographic Exhibition, Saville Gallery, Cumberland MD
                         30 Under 30, Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro VT

2014                 Photographic Resource Center Student Exhibition, PRC, Boston University, Boston MA
                          Undergraduate Photography Now (Part 2) @ the Flash Forward Festival, Boston MA
                          Graduating Students and Award Recipient Exhibition, Grossman Gallery, SMFA
                          Art in April, Dowling Hall, Tufts University
                          SMFA Student Photo Annual Spring 2014, SMFA, Boston MA
                          Inner and Outer Space, Weil & Beard Galleries, Wheaton College

2013                 Selections from Carousel IV, Aviary Gallery, Jamaica Plain MA
                          Genetic Material: A Portrait Photography Exhibition, SMFA, Boston MA
                          Carousel IV, Aviary Gallery, Jamaica Plain MA
                          Transitions: Benefit Show for One Fund Boston, Pop-Up Show, Brighton MA
                          Undergraduate Photography Now @ the Flash Forward Festival, Boston MA
                          Colorful Textures: Synaethesia in Art, Boston University, Boston MA
                          BACKLOT: An Exhibition, Cambridge MA

2012                 Annual SMFA Fall Photography Show, SMFA, Boston MA
                          Persistence of Vision: Photography at the SMFA, SMFA, Boston MA

2009                Highschool Student Competition, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester NH
                          Manchester High School West Senior Art Show, Manchester NH


2019            Graduate Arts Fellowship, Kenan Institute of Ethics, Duke University
                      Folklife Program Photography Fellowship, North Carolina Art Council

2018             David and Elizabeth Roderick Scholarship, Duke University
                       Flash Forward United States Emerging Photographer Award, Magenta Foundation

2017              Critical Mass Finalist, Photolucida, Portland OR
                        2nd Place, Isolation, Hawai'i MoCA, Hilo HI, awarded by juror Linda Connor
                        Traveling Fellowship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2016              Finalist, CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography
                        Honorable Mention, Colonel Eugene Myers Gallery, awarded by juror Stephen Perloff
2015               Stephen Jareckie Photography Award, Stephen Jareckie and the Fitchburg Art Museum
                        Flash Forward United States Emerging Photographer Award, Magenta Foundation
2014               Yousuf Karsh Prize in Photography, First Prize, Estrellita Karsh and the SMFA
2013               President's Research Award, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2008              Student Achievement Award, New Hampshire Institute of Art Award

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