Karen Archey writes about art and feminist issues for art magazines, general interest magazines, exhibition catalogues, and academic publications. Her essay, Bodies in Space: Gender and Sexuality in the Online Public Sphere, analyzing work by Glaswegian artist Charlotte Prodger and emerging Americans Ann Hirsch, Bunny Rogers, and Angela Washko, is was published in the anthology Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century. Recent reviews have appeared in friezeArtReview, LEAP, and Even.

Karen Archey is the founder of the feminist working group Women Inc., which supports emerging women in the arts and responds to various feminist issues through group writing and events. She also regularly speaks about contemporary art at public symposia and art fairs, most recently at the Institute of Contemporary Arts London, the Forum on Contemporary Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum, e-flux, PS1, ARCOmadrid, National Slovak Gallery, and the Digital-Life-Design conference.