MFA,
Hunter College, NY, NY

BA
Ramapo College, NJ

 

Barbara Smith pursued art and dance from a young age.  After discovering printmaking as an undergraduate student, her interest in combining mediums was established and she found it to be a satisfying way to explore the interconnectedness of things. Music and everyday occurrences inform her work in subtle ways. She believes in art as a force for good, a source of joy and a venue for critical thinking. She exhibits her work widely and her work is in many private collections throughout the Northeast.  She works at her studio at Atlas Industries in Newburgh, NY.

Her passion for the arts led her to teaching and further involvement with cultural and educational centers.  She has taught all ages and has produced arts events and curated exhibitions.  Her experience includes teaching workshops at Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY,  directing Summer Arts programs and  acting as Education Coordinator at Garrison Art Center in Garrison, NY. She partnered in curating sculpture exhibitions at Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison and curated an outdoor sculpture exhibition at Donahue Park in Cornwall on Hudson, where she resides.