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BARBARA ROUX
 
"Escaping a Threatened Orchard",
Digital Print, 2011, 13" x 19"

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

As an artist I deal with ideas about natural history, habitat loss and preservation. My work grows out of my personal involvement with natural landscapes and also stems from my actions to protect these wild places. Like the American Hudson River School artists I see the transcendental in nature. Yet as a contemporary artist I reflect on how intervention into fragile areas causes damage, struggle and change within these environments. My engagement with a specific habitat niche comes through a layering of experience in my photographs, sculptural constructs, drawings and narrative poems. My process of creating a work is a ritual in itself. By documenting a transient event at a site, interpreting my personal connection to the place and presenting subtly altered elements from the location, I show my relationship to the topology of the land. If my work can show people the significance to preserving healthy native habitats I will feel I have contributed to the protection of these communities.

 

RESUME

www.barbararoux.com

EDUCATION
1985 Hunter College, City University of New York, M.F.A. Combined Media Art
1979 College at Old Westbury, State University of New York, B.A. Communications and Creative Arts

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012 Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery, Hempstead, NY, “Barbara Roux: Environments”, catalogue, curator, Karen T. Albert
2010 A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, “Birds Grow on Trees”
2008 A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY, “Barbara Roux: Under Cover of Trees”
2007 C.U.N.Y., Queens College Art Center, Flushing, NY, “Brush with Nature: Installation Art by Barbara Roux”, curator, Alexandra deLuise, Suzanna Simor.
2007-8 Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT, “Barbara Roux: Evidence from Nature”, curator, Dr. Nancy Stula
2005 The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT, “Acts of Nature”, curator, Wendy Kelley
2005 A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY, “Hidden Forest”
2003 Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, “Within the Land”, catalogue, honorarium, curator, Janet Goleas
2003 Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY,”Invisible Forest”
2002 A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY, “Society of Plants”
2001 Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, Erpf Gallery, Arkville, NY, “A Changing Meadow”, curator, Inverna Lockpez
2000 Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY, “A Garland for Endymion”, fountain installation for A Day Without Art, Heckscher Museum Newsletter, curator, Anne de Pietro
1999 A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY, “Nature of Illusions”
1996 A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY, “High Meadow”
1994 Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, Erpf Gallery, Arkville, NY, “Fragile Area”
1994 A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY, “A Stand of Trees”
1993 A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY “Fragile Area”
1991-2 Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, “Dream of the Trees”, outdoor installation
1990 Soho 20, New York, NY, “At War with Plants”
1998 Soho 20, New York, NY, “Water Basins”
1984 Hunter Gallery, New York, NY, “The Ephemeral River”
1983 Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, “A Garden of Memories”, catalogue, honorarium

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY, “50/50 Celebrating Fifty Years of the Hofstra University Museum”, catalogue, curator, Karen T. Albert
2013 Queens College Art Center, Flushing, NY, “25/75: Silver + Diamond Jubilee”
2012 The Second International Yatoo Exhibition, Nature Art Exhibition, Transylvania, Romania, “Nature is Breathing”, catalog, curator, Won-gil Jeon
2011-2 Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY, “A Way with Words: Text in Art”, curator, Lisa Chalif
2011 Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art, Scranton, PA, “Buds, Blooms & Berries: Plants in Science, Culture & Art”, curator, Nezka Pfeifer
2011 Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY, “Earth Matters”, curator, Lisa Chalif
2011 South Street Gallery, Greenport, NY, “Vital Signs”
2009-10 Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY “Photography from the Collection”, curator, Lisa Chalif
2009 The In-Sight Photography Project, Brattleboro, VT, “Exhibition/Auction, 2009”
2009 Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, “My Long Island”, curator Carole Jay
2009 Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, “The Challenge of Collecting”, curator, Janet Goleas and Mary Lou Cohallan
2009 Martin-Mullen Art Gallery, SUNY, Oneonta, Oneonta, NY, “tech-no-tech”, curator, Timothy Sheesley
2009 Group for the East End, Southold, NY, “Seeding the Earth”, 2 person show and environmental event
2008-9 The National Library of Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina, “The Last Book”, curator, Luis Camnitzer
2008 W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Library, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA,“Furry Friends, Job Dilemmas and the Sweet, Sweet Summertime”, an exhibition of 10 artists’ books from the collection, curator, Andrea Evans
2008 A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, “A.I.R. Gallery: The History Show: works from 1972 to the present”, Part 1, curators, Kat Griefen and Carey Lovelace
2008 St. Mark’s Church, New York, NY, “Women’s Voices, Women’s Vision”, April
2008 Hormoz Island, Persian Gulf, “Dream of Peace in Persian Gulf: 15th Environmental Art Festival”, multi media installation, curator, Ahmad Nadalian
2007 Brenda Taylor Gallery, New York, NY, “Eco-Footprint”, 4-person show, curator, Lucas Natali
2007 Taverham Hall, Norwich, England, “Hearts of Oak”, curator, Stephanie Douet
2007 Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY, “Six Degrees of Separation”
2007 Gongju National Museum Exhibition Hall, Gongju, South Korea, “Geumgang Nature Art Pre-Biennale 2007”, catalogue, organizer, Anke Mellin
2007 Alpan Gallery, Huntington, NY, “December Selections 2007”
2007 A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY, “One True Thing”, catalogue, curator, Dena Muller
2006 2D Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, “A.I.R. Gallery in Budapest”, essay by Carey Lovelace
2006 International Competition of Environmental Art, Iran, 2006 organized by Ahmad Nadalian
2005 The Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, “Human-Nature”, 4 person show, curator, Kathleen Vance
2004 Herbst International Exhibition Hall, San Francisco, CA, “Anima Mundi: Soul of the Earth”, catalogue
2004 Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, Erpf Gallery, “A Whisper of Nature”, curator, Inverna Lockpez
2001 Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY, “Photography in Focus”, curator, Janie M. Welker
2000 Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY, “Elements 2000”, curators, Jane Ingram Allen and Devorah Sperber
1998 Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY, “25 Years of A.I.R."
1997 Wave Hill, Bronx, NY, “What on Earth!”, curator, Catha Grace Rambush
1996 The Arsenal Gallery, New York, NY, “Women’s Work”, curator, Barbara Roux
1996 The Museums at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, “A Woman’s Place”, catalogue
1995 University Art Gallery, Staller Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, “Eighteen Suffolk Artists”, catalogue, curators, Rhonda Cooper and Elaine Cobos
1991 Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH, “Collaborations: Word and Images, Pages Turned"
1990 Silvermine Guild Art Center, New Canaan, CT, “Endangered Planet: Endangered Species”
1983 Hillwood Art Gallery, Long Island University, Greenvale, NY, “Unaffiliated Artists”, curator, Dr. Judy Collischan
1986 The Clocktower, New York, NY, “Letters”
1981 Alternative Museum, New York, NY, “Beyond Photography 2”, catalogue, curator, Gino Rodriguez

BIBLIOGRAPHIES AND REVIEWS OF PRESS
Newsday, Section B, Page 24, “Back to the Land”, Steve Parks, February 24, ill.
Long Island Pulse Magazine, Page 44-46, “Barbara Roux Environments: Stopping to Smell the Flowers”, Oliver Peterson, March 2012, ill.
The New York Times, Metropolitan Section, Page 8, Arts/Long Island, “Many Views with a Shared Sense of Place”, Benjamin Genocchio, July 26, 2009.
Volume Magazine, #15, page 31“The Last Book”, Luis Camnitzer, summer 2008, ill.
The Fourth River, #5, literary journal, Cover Photo, November 2008
Long Island Pulse Magazine, page 52-53, “Environmental Art, Environmental Advocates”, Pat Rogers, April 2008.
Orion Magazine, Cover Photo, January/February 2008
http://www.payvand.com/news/08/feb/1111.html Dream of Peace in the Persian Gulf: 15th Environmental Art Festival, February 2008 http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=41447§ionid=3510302 “Nature in Search to Survive”, Tamara Ebrahimpour, PressTV, Tehran, February 2, 2008
http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/blogon/2008/02/last_chance_nancy_azara_barbar.php “Last Chance: Nancy Azara, Barbara Roux, Lauren Simkin Berke at AIR Gallery, New York”, Katherine Dolgy Ludwig, January 2008
Queens Chronicle, Boro Arts, Culture & Living Section, pages, 1, 27, 30, “Brush with Nature’ Exhibit Brings Rural landscape to Life”, Marie Glancy, December 6, 2007, ill.
Distinction Magazine, page 36, “Natural Art”, Claudia Gryvatz Copquin, December/January 2008, ill.
Queens Courier, Jessica Lyons, November 29, 2007
Newsday, Section G, Page 2, “Naturally, She Funds Art Prize”, Lynn Petry, November 25, 2007, ill.
Audubon Magazine, www.audubonmagazine.org, web exclusives, “Treading Loudly”, Shawn Query, November 2007, ill.
http://weblogs.newsday.com/news/local/suffolk/huntington/blog “Huntington Artist Sponsors Art Fellowship”, Lynn Petry, 11/13/07, ill.
The Providence Journal, Rhode Island News, “A Day to Tour R.I. ‘Green’ Houses, in Their Many Forms”, Peter Lord, Environmental Journal, September 30, 2007
The New York Times, L.I. and Region Section, Page 9, “Unfamiliar Perspectives on Familiar Images”, Karin Lipson, April 29, 2007
Art New England, page 27, Regional Reviews, “Barbara Roux”, Lisa Paul Streitfield, October/November 2005, ill.
The New York Times, L.I. Section, Page 18, “For These Artists, The Raw Material is Close to Home”, Helen A. Harrison, March 28, 2004
The New York Times, L.I. Section, Page 7, “Photographs That Comment on the Subject”, Helen A. Harrison, February 1, 2004
The New York Times, L.I. Section, Page 18, “The Island’s Woods and Wetlands Are Her Inspiration”, David Everitt, November 23, 2003, ill.
Annals of Earth, Pages 1, 12, 13, “Melancholy Awareness: The Photography of Barbara Roux”, Nancy Jack Todd, Volume XX1, Number 2, 2003, ill.
Newsday, Page B2, “Local Girl Makes Good”, Annabelle Kerins, March14, 2003, ill
NY Arts Magazine, Page 91, “Barbara Roux”, Amy Storts, February 2002
Sculpture Magazine, Page 68, “New York: Elements 2000”, Joel Silverstein, March 2001
The New York Times, L.I. Section, Page 8, “The Intellectual Translated Into the Visual”, Phyllis Braff, January 24, 1999, ill
The New York Times, We. Section, “A Show That Tweaks Ecological Concerns”, Vivien
Raynor, September 7, 1999
The New York Times, L.I. Section, Page 11, “Photographic Art From Masters’ Hands”, Phyllis Braff January 12 1997, ill.
Long Island: The Golden Isle, Paula Hartman Cohen, Community Communications, Inc. Montgomery, Al, 1996
Amalgam of Discontinuities, Editor, Dr. Sandra Dutton, New York Institute of Technology, Islip, NY 1993
The New York Times, L.I.Section, Page 12, “Pitting Man Against Nature”, Helen A. Harrison, August12, 1990, ill.
Arts Magazine, Page 92, “Barbara Roux”, Judy Collischan Van Wagner, May 1990, ill.
NBC Television, News 4, “Interview: Barbara Roux”, Connie Collins, February 4, 1988
Art New England, Page 7, “Regional Reviews”, Jessica Potter, February 1983, ill.
New York Magazine, Page 58, “Fall Preview: Art” Holly Pinto, September 20, 1982
Art New England, Page 7, “Regional Reviews”, Burt Chernow, June 1981, ill.

PUBLICATIONS AND ARTIST BOOKS
Eternal Bhoomi Magazine, page 43-45, Bhoomi Network, Bangalore, India, July-September 2012
Art for Free, Deborah Bohnert, page 13, published by Deborah Bohnert, 2010
Birds Grow on Trees, Barbara Roux, published by Barbara Roux, 2010
Under Cover of Trees, Barbara Roux, published by Barbara Roux, 2007
The Last Book, one of artist contributors, curator, Luis Camnitzer, 2007
Hidden Forest, Barbara Roux, published by Barbara Roux, 2005
Artists Perform from Their Ecological Source, contributor, Water Mark Press, New York, NY 1992
Society of Plants, Barbara Roux, published by Barbara Roux, 2001
Opaque Glass, Barbara Roux and Coco Gordon, Water Mark Press, New York, NY, 1984

PANELS/TALKS/EVENTS
Artist’s Talk, Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY, February 7, 2012
Nature Tour, Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY, October 7, 2008
“Draw Out”, Going Green, collaborative collage and drawing, Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY, September 21, 2008
Artist Talk, “Visions and Voices” series, Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY, July 24, 2008
Creator and sponsor, Emerging Environmental Art Award, Suffolk County, NY, administered by Huntington Arts Council, spring 2008
Panelist, Outdoor Seasonal Public Art in Town Parks, Town of Huntington, NY, February 2008
Panelist with Eve Mosher and Bart Woodstrup, moderator, Jackie Brookner, “Art and Sustainability”, Smith Barney, New York, NY, sponsored by Sustainability Practice Network and Kinetix llc, December 18, 2007
Artist Talk, “Brush with Nature: Installation Art by Barbara Roux”, C.U.N.Y., Queens College Art Center, Flushing, NY, November 8th, 2007
Panelist, Green Voices, “Artists Talk on Art and the Environment”, North Fork Environmental Council, Peconic Landing, Greenport, NY, May 6, 2006
Guest speaker, Barbara Roux, Long Island History, WHPC-FM radio, 2006
Speaker, Naturally Speaking Lecture Series, Barbara Roux, A Dialogue with Nature, Audubon Center, Theodore Roosevelt Nature Sanctuary and Planting Fields Arboretum, Hoffman Center, Muttontown, NY, May 26, 2005
Guest lecturer, Women in the History of Art, Dr. Connie Koppelman’s class, SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, April 2004
Artist Talk, Barbara Roux, “Within the Land”, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, 2003
Artist Talk, Barbara Roux, “Elements 2000”, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY, 2000
Artist guest, Artscene on Long Island, Cablevision channel 70, interviewed by Shirley Romaine, 2000
Review Panelist, New York Foundation for the Arts, Special Opportunity Stipend Grant, 1997
Speaker, Panel, A Woman’s Place, Staller Center for the Arts, S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, 1996
Speaker, Panel, Conceptual Art, Silvermine Guild, Silvermine, CT, 1988
Guest, Barbara Roux, NBC Television, NEWS 4, interviewed by Connie Collins, 1988

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY
Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT
Queens College Art Center, City University of New York, Flushing, NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, library and (A.I.R.) print collection
Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
Hillwood Art Museum, C.W. Post Center, Long Island University, Brookville, NY
MoMA, New York, NY, Artist Book Collection
Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
Whitney Museum, New York, NY, library collection
Franklin Furnace Archives, New York, NY
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, library collection
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, library book and print works
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, library collection
The Nature Conservancy, New York, NY
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, (A.I.R.) print collection
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, library collection
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, library collection
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, library collection