About

BARBARA L. BACHNER – BIOGRAPHY

Leaning Tower, Archival Pigment Print 19 x 13”

As a student of art history with an early interest in 16th and 17th century painting in Italy,
Barbara Bachner moved forward to a life commitment to studying and creating art. After receiving a BA Magna Cum Laude in Fine Art (Art History) from New York University, she began in the atelier mode as a painter of traditional realism, receiving a diploma from the National Academy School of Art and awards and a merit scholarship to the Art Students League, New York City. At this point, she developed as an abstract painter, which has been her manner of working in many media – painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation and video. In 2000 She received an MFA from Johnson State College/
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont.

Ms. Bachner began her exhibition history in 1978, early in her career. In the process she has received many awards for excellence, including solo show awards and a grant from the United States Embassy awarded through the Max Planck Foundation in Berlin, where she was part of an exhibition, “New York Meets Berlin”. Her work is in private and public collections, such as The Library of Congress, the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers in New Jersey and the Four Seasons Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. She has continued to exhibit in the United States and Europe in galleries, museums, universities, alternate spaces and foundations. A few worthy of mention are solo shows at AIR Gallery in New York and Studio D’Ars in Milan Italy; of group shows, Chinese Ideas in American Art, China Gallery, NYC, and the New York State Biennial, Albany, New York.

Her involvement in the art community includes curating, teaching and serving on panels and boards of non-profit entities, such as the National Association of Women Artists and the Woodstock Artists Association in Woodstock, New York.

Since 1995 her studio has been in West Chelsea, New York City, where she has witnessed the mushrooming of the current art scene. A native of the State of Maine, her outlook and inspiration emerge from diverse roots, beneficial to an artist whose commitment is to freedom of expression and the psychological power of images.

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