Barbara Owen is a contemporary painter and mixed media artist. Her work has been featured in numerous curated and juried exhibitions from the Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, Minor Injury Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, The Arts Center in Troy, NY, the University Art Gallery of Mass Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA, Yellow Peril Gallery, Providence, RI, and the Lionheart Gallery, Pound Ridge, NY
Owen graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor of Arts degree as an Interdivisional Major in Sculpture and Poetry. She wrote her creative thesis under the direction of the poet Ben Belitt, studied sculpture with Brower Hatcher and Lee Tribe as well as studied painting with the painter/art critic Sidney Tillim.
Upon graduation she went on to apprentice with the sculptor Brower Hatcher for four years. It was during those years, and a move to New York City, that she turned to painting.
She works out of a studio in Pawtucket, RI and Brooklyn, NY