As a student of art history and an artist, Barbara Bachner received a BA Magna Cum Laude in Fine Art (Art History) from New York University, a diploma from the National Academy School of Art and awards and a scholarship to the Art Students League, New York City. In 2000 She received an MFA from Johnson State College/Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont.
Ms. Bachner has received many awards for excellence, including solo show awards and a grant from the United States Embassy awarded through the Max Planck Foundation, Berlin, Germany, Public collections include The Library of Congress, the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers in New Jersey and the Four Seasons Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. USA and international solo shows include AIR Gallery in New York and D’Ars in Milan Italy.
Since 1995 her studio has been in West Chelsea, New York City. 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.
"We are in a sense on a voyage where the map is hidden… a secret which Bachner places in the subconscious.” Excerpt Michaela Nolte, Berlin art critic and journalist, Berlin, Germany April, 2004 Memory, kinship and their relationship to each other are important themes in my work. These combine with my long-standing interest in the power of the subconscious to effect works that dialogue between surface, texture, color, language, found objects and, more recently, figuration. I work in many media, painting, digital printmaking, sculpture, installation and video, all being equal in my mind as means of expression.
b. 1934, Waterville, Maine
Lives and works in New York, NY