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Artist Statement

Barbara Marks is a multidisciplinary artist based in CT. She is known for her smallish, square, colorful, paintings that are semi-abstract in nature—suggesting interior spaces, landscapes, and objects. Her work calls attention to the commonplace and the local.  

A child of the sixties, Barbara Marks fell into graphic design and established her own studio specializing in book design. In 2001, she left that behind to study painting at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts (BFA 2005), and Brooklyn College CUNY (MFA 2008). Since then, Marks has been awarded artist residencies in Italy, France, and across the U.S. and she has shown her work throughout the Northeast.