J. K. Lavin is a fine art photographer living and working in Venice, California. Recurring themes in her work are memory, self-portraiture and marking the passage of time. Duration is an important dimension of her practice, as well as experimentation with randomness and chance.

After moving to Los Angeles, J. K. Lavin received a Master's Degree of Art in Photography from California State University at Fullerton, CA. She also studied photography at The Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York and The Center of the Eye in Aspen, Colorado. Currently Crisis of Experience, photographs from her Polaroid SX70 self-portrait series, is on view as a solo exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA. Images from Crisis of Experience have received several prestigious awards.

J. K. Lavin has had one-person exhibitions at Spot Photoworks, Los Angeles, CA and at Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA. Recently her work has been exhibited at San Francisco Camerawork Gallery in San Francisco, SE Center for Photography in Greenville, SC, The Center for Fine Art Photography in CO, Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, OR, Building Bridges Art Exchange in Santa Monica, CA and Fotofever 2015 and 2017 in Paris, FR.