About + CV

Kara Vorabutr is a photographer and artist based in Los Angeles, CA. Her photography is a documentation of daily interactions with light and objects in comparison to time, shapes, and happy accidents to make significant the joys of everyday life. Vorabutr deems the source of her work is based on heavy connection to her origin and designated location in the instant. Her recent body of work, called Motherland, explores self exploration within reconnecting to her background as a Thai national in relations to being an American.

Vorabutr is the founding director of The Residue Journal & Collective and has released multiple independent photographic zines over the years. Her next printed work will be a 100-photo monograph called Domestic Pleasures.


The Residue Collective, 933 Wall St. #201 Los Angeles, CA 90015

Studio visits by appointment only.



Upcoming Exhibitions

"Next Gen Art Party" fundraiser presented by UNICEF in Venice, CA on February 24, 2018. 

Selected Exhibitions

"Yours Truly" Los Angeles, CA on October 7, 2017.

"What Would Olivia Benson Do? "presented by Junior High Gallery in Los Angeles, CA on June 2nd, 2017.

"Lovers or Strangers" Zine Release presented by Junior High Gallery in Los Angeles, CA on May 16, 2017.

"LA IS TRYING TO KILL ME" presented by Bloody Gums Collective at Lei Min Space in Los Angeles, CA on April 2nd, 2017.

"The Golden Age" presented by The Residue Collective at Collective Shop in Los Angeles, CA on December 2, 2016.

"Staycation" presented by The Residue Collective at Collective Shop in Los Angeles, CA on September 16, 2016.

"Fine Art" 2nd Annual Photography exbition presented by The Hive Gallery in Los Angeles on September 4, 2016 to October 1st, 2016.

"Inliquid Art + Design Benefit" silent auction and fundrasier at the Ice Box in Philadelphia, PA on February 6, 2016.

"Permanent Gravy Drift Group Zine Show" presented by Empty Stretch & Permanent Drift at Gravy Studios & Gallery in Philadelphia, PA on December 4, 2015 to January 31st, 2016.

"Class of 2012" SNAPSHOP! Youth Exhibition presented by the Lucie Foundation at Drkrm Gallery on July 1st, 2012.



Photo/Foto Magazine

Uncertain Magazine

Soft Hoagie Rolls Interview

Jack Day

The Block Zine Review by Strant Magazine

The Block / Same Coin Press

LOCAL WOLVES Issue 49 Pages 54-57

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