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barbara mink - departures and arrivals

“Departures and Arrivals” at expo68 features abstract landscapes and color-popping resin; wall-sized canvases and 5-inch minis, works on paper and pieces on board. 

I grew up in Buffalo with art all around me. My father, Irving Mink, was an abstract painter, and visits to the Albright Knox or helping set up for Allentown were part of living.I started painting relatively late, and went through as many styles, subjects, and media as I could, before coming happily to rest in a world of texture, color and line. I find that I am continually pulled in new directions rather than staying with one style or point of view.

I moved to Ithaca,New York in 1976 where I pursued a PhD in Comparative Literature, was a freelance actor in television and radio commercials, News Director of WHCU radio. received an MA degree in History from Cornell University. served on the Tompkins County Legislature for 12 years, and founded and produced the Light in Winter Festival of Science and Art..  I have taught Management Communication at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School  since 1986, which keeps me in canvases and paint.

I am proud to be a member of the Buffalo Society of Artists, have a home gallery, and am represented by Velvenoir for European sales. My work can be found in collections in throughout the United States and Europe, and online at Saatchi Art,


Solo shows:

Blink Gallery, Andes NY Summer 2018

Marcia Evans Gallery, Columbus Summer 2018

Jed Williams Gallery, Philadephia July 2017 

State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca April 2017 

60 East, Corning NY February 2016

Cornelia Street Café, NYC August 2016

State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca NY September 2015

George Waters Gallery, Elmira College, Elmira NY, February 2015 

Locust Grove Museum, Poughkeepsie NY, 2014

Orazio Salati Gallery, Binghamton NY 2013 

Lamoreaux Landing Gallery, Lodi NY, 2012

2012 Marcia Evans Gallery, Columbus OH 2011 

Kitchen Theater Gallery, Ithaca NY 2011

Earlville Arts Center, Hamilton New York October, \

Grove Gallery, Aurora NY 2007

Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY 2006

Cornell University’s Willard Straight Gallery, Ithaca NY 2006 

Blink Gallery, Andes, NY 2005

Sola Gallery, Ithaca, NY 2005-2009

Member’s Gallery, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo NY 2007-2009


Silver Medal, “Happiness” BSA 120th  Catalogue Show 2016

Honorable Mention, “Erasures II”, Western NY Artists Group 24th Annual Regional Show 2015 

First Place Award, “Take Shelter”, Western NY Artists Group 23rd Annual Regional Show 2014 

The BSA Arter Award, “Beszel” BSA Sprin Show, 2013

Award of Excellence, “Number 3” Southern Tier Biennial 2011

Earlier Event: July 7
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Later Event: September 8
there is life here: an immigrant's story