Kat Kiernan is the Owner and Director of The Kiernan Gallery in Lexington, Virginia. As the gallery's Director she has designed and managed numerous thematic exhibitions, curating both solo and pop-up shows. She recently founded Don’t Take Pictures, a biannual publication focused on emerging fine art photographers. In addition to writing for Don't Take Pictures, she has had critical writings published in Big, Red, and Shiny and Art New England. She has reviewed portfolios for Photolucida's Critical Mass, FotoWeek DC, and PhotoNOLA and lectured on photography to various institutions. Kat holds a BFA in photography and continues to shoot professionally. Her work has been exhibited throughout the East Coast and has appeared in various publications.