B.F.A.  Ohio Wesleyan University, 1973

M.A.    University of Delaware, 1977

Ph.D.   Columbia University, 1985


Selected Exhibitions


Solo and Small Group Exhibitions of “Svala’s Saga,” in collaboration with Emma Powell


2018. “Tribe.” Selections from Svala’s Saga chosen to be included with the work of eight American women photographers. William Henry Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, UK. Feb 3 – May, 20, 2018  (curators: Roger Watson and Lori Vrba) (12 photographs)

2017. Selections from Svala’s Saga, The Southeast Center for Photography, Greenville, SC. March 1-April 30, 2017 (24 photographs)

2017. Alternative Photography, Selections from Svala’s Saga, The Far Eastern Museum of Art, Khaborovsk, Russia. February 2017.  (10 photographs)

2016. Selections from Svala’s Saga The Lionheart Gallery, Pound Ridge, NY, September 9 – November 1, 2016 (22 photographs)

2015. Selections from Svala’s Saga, Open Aperture Gallery, Newport, RI, October 1 – November 7, 2015 (10 photographs)

2015. Selections from Svala’s Saga The Leeds Gallery, Earlham College, Richmond, IN. August-September, 2015. (22 photographs)


“Svala’s Saga”: Selected Group Exhibitions and Awards


2016. “Out of the Woods: Fairy Tales Re-Imagined,” Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA. Nov. 10-Dec. 18, 2016 (two photographs from Svala’s Saga)

2016. “Soho Photo National Alternative Process Competition,” Soho Photo, New York City, Nov. 12-28, 2016. (one photograph from Svala’s Saga)

2016. “Annual Exhibiton,” Colorado Photography Center, Denver, CO. September 1-30, 2016. Purchase Prize. (one photograph from Svala’s Saga)

2016. Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY. Second Annual Group Show, Sept 3-October 2, 2016 (one photograph from Svala’s Saga)

2015 PHOTOcentric, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY, Dec. 5, 2015-January 10, 2016. Juror: Julie Saul (One photograph from Svala’s Saga). Winner: Third Place Award

2015 “Memories, Stories, Histories,” Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO, Nov. 6-26, 2015. (one photograph from Svala’s Saga)

2015. “Selections from Svala’s Saga (in collaboration with Emma Powell), The Constructed Image, Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, CO, April 1-May 11, 2015


Individual work: Solo and Small Group Exhibitions

2013. “Day Dreamers and Night Wanderers: Photographs by Emma Powell and Kirsten Hoving,” Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT, February 1-28, 2013 (32 black and white photographs)


2011. “Night Wanderers,” Sibley Gallery, New Orleans, December 2011 (16 black and white photographs)

2010. “Swimmers and Dreamers,” Southern Vermont Art Center, August 28 – Sept. 26, 2010. (30 black and white photographs)


2010. “Root and Wings,” Creative Space Gallery, Vergennes, VT, May-July, 2010.

2009, “Spirits, Dreams, and Half-Remembered Tales: Photographs by Emma Powell, Kirsten Hoving, and Bridget Milligan,” The Town Hall Theater Gallery, Middlebury, VT, March-April 2009


Selected Invited and Juried Exhibitions and Awards:


2017. “The Festival,” The Bennington Museum, Nov. 24-Dec. 28, 2017. (Curator: Jamie Franklin)

2016. Chosen as one of five photographers for the 2017 Texas Photographic Society purchase program. (Coma Berenices, from Night Wanderers)


2014. “Conversations,” A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX.  Aug. 1- Sept. 14, 2014.  Honorable Mention Award. 

2013. “Aviary,” Big Town Gallery, Rochester, VT.  October 1 – Nov. 30, 2013.

2012. “Structure,” A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX.  Honorable Mention Award.

2012. “Texas Photographic Society, TPS 21: The National Competition,” A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas, Aug. 3-26, then travelling throughout Texas for one year. (Juror: Aline Smithson.  Second Place Prize)

2012. “Intimacy and Voyeurism,” Society for Photographic Education, Women’s Caucus Juried Exhibition, California Institute of Integral Studies, Minna Street Gallery, March 19 – March 30, 2012.  (Jurors: Patrick Nagatani and Joyce Neimanas)
2012. “Domes of the World,” International Congress, Photography exhibition, Auditorium al Duomo, Florence, Italy. March 19-23, 2012.


2012. “Texas Photographic Society Member’s Only Show,” Options Gallery, Odessa College.  Jan. 9 – March 9, 2012.  (Juror: Henry Horenstein)



2012. “Still Life and Diorama,” Plates to Pixels Gallery (online), Nov. 2011.  (Juror: Blue Mitchell.  Eight photographs chosen)


2012. “Num6ers,” Amanda Smith Gallery, Denton, TX.  Sept. 30-Nov. 6, 2011. (Jurors: Carol Watson and Amanda Smith) Honorable Mention

2012. “Now You See It: Color and the Mind’s Eye”  Central Booking Gallery, New York.  September 8 – October 24.  Invited group exhibition of artists working in various media.


2012. Photographer’s Forum Annual Spring Photography Awards. Over 14,000 photographs submitted from over 90 countries.  Finalist.  (Juror: Nell Campbell, photo editor Photographer’s Forum magazine)

2012. “Photo + Craft,” Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR, Aug. 13-Oct. 11. (Jurors: Blue Mitchell, Chelsea and Michael Vincent Granger).  Exhibition also featured on the Plates to Pixels online gallery.


 2012. “Open to Interpretation: Water’s Edge” Collaborative artist/writer book project. (Juror: Doug Beasley, one of 31 photographs chosen from over 1500 submissions). 

2012. “Second Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Awards,”  WPGA, UK (Jurors : Rosanna Checchi, Editor in Chief of Zoom and Carol McCusker, curator of The San Diego Museum of Photography) Finalist and Honorable Mention, Fine Arts Category.


2012. “Science, Poetry, and the Photographic Image,” SPE Women’s Caucus Juried Exhibition, Trois Gallery, Atlanta, GA; March 4-April 1; Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Sept. 13 – Oct. 10.  (Jurors: Mary Ann Lynch and Deborah Willis).


2012. “Blue,” The Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO, Jan. 7-29, 2011. (Jurors: Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, one of 53 photographs chosen from 2492 submissions) Juror’s Honorable Mention Award.


Curated Exhibitions


“Land and Lens: Photographers Envision the Environment,” Middlebury College Museum of Art, September 9 – December 10, 2017.

“Focus on the Sheldon: A Five-Point Perspective,” The Henry Sheldon Museum, March 1 – May 1, 2017.