Master of Fine Arts in Photography, Columbia College Chicago
Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies, University of Arizona

Nominee for the New York Photo Awards 2009.
Honorable Mention-Best of Show, Onward ’09,  Juror Andrea Modica. Project Basho 2008.
Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award in Photography 2007.
Honorable Mention, PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2007.
Award of Excellence, Cook County Treasurer, March 2007.
Alone Together: Urban Community as Family, Stella’s Diner, Chicago, IL 2010.
Onward ’10, Juried by Debbie Fleming Caffery,Project Basho, Philadelphia, PA 2010.
Faculty Exhibition 2009, Evanston Arts Center, Evanston, IL July 12 – August 9, 2009.
Critical Encounters: Human/Nature Exhibition, Columbia College Chicago, 2009
Third Annual Juried Photography Show, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL 2008
Onward ’09, Juried by Andrea Modica,Project Basho, Philadelphia, PA 2008.
Wondertime Magazine, various issues, Massachusetts, 2006-2008.
A Field Guide to North America: The Exhibition, Curated by the Humble Arts Foundation, Gallery Bar, New York, NY2007.
Exposure 2007, Mistlin Gallery, Modesto, CA Fall 2007.
“A Field Guide to the North American Family” by Garth Risk Hallberg, Mark Batty Publisher, August 2007.
1st Annual CoPA Juried Exhibit, Brian Ulrich-juror, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI July 27-August 31, 2007.
“C.O.P.A. Exhibition Catalog 2007, Coalition of Photographice Arts, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2007.
Boys and Girls, City Gallery of Photography at the Historic Water Tower, Chicago, IL May 17-August 4 2007.
Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas Honors Women’s History Month, County Building, Chicago, IL March-April 2007.
12th Juried Exhibition, Bonni Benrubi-juror, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA 2006.
New Trends in Chicago Photography, Version Kuntshalle, Chicago, IL April 2006.
Annual Women Photographers Competition, Dreambox Gallery, Chicago, IL March 2006.
Formation, Solo Exhibition, Up Gallery, Chicago, IL May-June 2005
Photographs by Christy Karpinski,Solo Exhibition, Chicago Public Libraries, Chicago, IL March 2005.