Karen Lehrman Bloch is a cultural critic, curator, and columnist for the Jewish Journal. Curator of the international exhibition Passage to Israel, Karen is also Director of Grafia Books, a producer of high-end books on art, design, and style. Karen is author of Passage to Israel (Skyhorse, 2016); The Inspired Home: Interiors of Deep Beauty (Harper Design, 2013); La Formentera: The Woodland Refuge of Juan Montoya (Introduction, The Monacelli Press, 2012); and The Lipstick Proviso: Women, Sex & Power in the Real World (Doubleday, 1997). Karen's essays and commentary have appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Tablet, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Art + Auction, and Metropolis. Karen is also the founder and curator of Studio Deep Beauty, an online gallery of work that moves the trajectory of beauty forward.
A former guest scholar at the Brookings Institution and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Karen has also been an editor at The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, Interiors, ARTnews, and The Wilson Quarterly. As editorial director of Assouline Publishing, she edited numerous noteworthy books including Portraits of the New Architecture, by Paul Goldberger and Richard Schulman; Carolina Herrera: Portrait of a Fashion Icon, by Hamish Bowles and Alexandra Kotur; No Smoking, by Luc Sante; and Lost Africa, by Cyril Christo.
Karen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Passage to Israel, please go to passagetoIsrael.org.
"Women, Sex, & Power," by Karen Lehrman Bloch. "21st Century Woman," Symposium 2018, Cedars Sinai Women's Guild. February 8, 2018
'Passage to Israel' Exhibition. Sagamore Hotel, South Beach. March 8--May 30, 2018