What we consume, consumes us. What we save, saves us. What we let vanish, vanishes within us.
Exploring themes that include memory, permissible violent, consumption, nostalgia and place identity, my creative research bridges the gaps between truth and narrative.
Barbara Ryan Gartin is an artist, educator and curator grew up in the woods of Northwest New Jersey, earned a BFA in Studio Art at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and moved on to earn her MFA at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. She served as Art Major Chair and Co-Gallery Director at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida before relocating to Norman, Oklahoma in 2011 to begin Two Tables Press, an independent printmaking studio offering hand-pulled limited editions. In 2016, she relocated to Flagstaff, AZ accepting a faculty position at Northern Arizona University School of Art. Working primarily in woodcut, monoprint, monotype and handmade books, her work has been exhibited nationally as well as in Mexico, Spain, China and Australia. Her latest series The Story of Our Disappearing is a print/book project documenting the 27 National Monuments under review by the US Department of Interior. More of her work can be seen at twotablespress.com.