Barbara Freedman

420 East 51st St
New York, NY 10022
212  838 5761212  838 5761
    www.barbarafreedmangallery.combfreedman1@nyc.rr.comSince I was a child I have always dabbled in some form of art – painting,  stitchery, enamels, silver jewelry, and about thirty years ago I rediscovered photography. All of this time I was working as a social work therapist and raising three children. I became very involved in the darkroom, both color and black and white. And then I discovered photoshop – a new world of creativity emerged combining art, collage, photographs and text – printed digitally on watercolor paper.  I had been taking photographs for many years when I discovered a unique ability to utilize them in creating photo collages. Working on the computer, I combine my pictures with other art forms and texts, building complex “digital mixed media.”

People have noted a painterly quality to my work. This is primarily created by layering many images of varying transparency, giving the illusion of depth. Through stratification and the use of bold color, viewers can penetrate the many levels of complex symbolism.

Solo Exhibitions:

Temple Adas Israel, Sag Harbor, NY August 2003

Hebrew Union College, NY Sept–Jan 2002-2003

Soho Photo Gallery, April 2001

Elaine Benson Gallery, July 1995

United Jewish Appeal -2009

Group Shows:

Lever House, 2000

Guild Hall Show 2002 – Honorable Mention

Adas Israel Show 1997

Image Gallery, Riverhead 2000

Guild Hall Show 2002-Honorable Mention

Skirball shows 2002-2010

Temple Adas Israel, Sag Harbor 2004

Membership Soho Photo Gallery

The Artists Alliance of East Hampton

Professional  Women  Photographers

Photographers East

Private collections

Ladenburg Thalmann & Co.

Marvin Berk and Dennis Kord

Gloria Einbender

Janet Klion