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Paul Karabinis, M.F.A.

Associate Professor

Phone: (904) 620-3809
Office: Building 45D, Room 1024



Faculty Bio


Karabinis earned his M.A. in art history from Boston University and M.F.A. in photography from the University of Florida. From 1982 until 2007 he served as Director of UNF’s University Gallery. He has organized numerous exhibitions and authored several catalogs including: Telling Stories: Contemporary Tableau Photography, Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art (1996); History/Mystery: The Photographs of Jerry N. Uelsmann 1957-1993, Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida (1993). In 2005, a chapter in Maggie Taylor: Landscape of Dreams (Adobe Press) was devoted to his commentary on Taylor’s digital collage. Karabinis also wrote the introduction to Jerry Uelsmann: Other Realities, a monograph published by Bullfinch Press in 2005. In 2006 he wrote the catalog essay and image commentaries for Sheltering Eye: Selections from the Prentice and Paul Sack Photography Collection, an exhibition organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville. In 2003 he received an Art Ventures Grant from the Community Foundation of Jacksonville to explore methods of producing digital negatives for use with historical photographic processes. Currently, his work features both camera-made and camera-less photographs rendered through a merging of digital, traditional and historical photographic processes.

Community Involvement 

Artist Workshop (May 2014)

The Cliché Verre Process, Cathedral Arts Project/Professional Development Workshop

 (One-day applied workshop for teachers who provide instruction to underserved school-aged children)

Digital Documentation/MOCA Jacksonville Collection (2013 –Summer 2014)

(Documentation and image editing of Norman Fisher Collection and all un-accessioned work – 1300 images.)

Member, Collection and Exhibition Committee MOCA Jacksonville (2009-present)

Trustee, MOCA Jacksonville (2013-2014)

Coordinator, UNF ArtSpace at Southlight Gallery (2012-Summer 2014)