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Barbara Slitkin


 "Art making is part of my earliest beginnings and the start of a spiritual practice that has very long roots. I'm an inspired dreamer of the large dream. It is a climb out of the self and into life." 

The art of Barbara Slitkin is eclectic and delivers many themes.  With much humor, she portrays people, mouths, flowers, galactic ET,  multidimensional space traveling house cats, birds and whatever else comes to her vivid imagination.   She explains, "Inspiration is just paying attention."

In the process of creating a series, the artist explores a variety of techniques that capture the subject most effectively. She works with paint, mixed materials, ceramics, and/or evolved line drawing.  Based in NYC Barbara Slitkin's artwork is in public, museum, and private collections worldwide. 

The intent personally and professionally in the overall group consciousness, is to be attendant to what needs to be expressed through the art with respect for what I strive for within self.  


1. Purity 2. Generosity 3. Patience 4. Kindness 5. Discipline/Conservation 6. Diligence 7. Humility. 


In a world that is undergoing hyper velocity towards unknown territory, my aim for every day a potential win-win in all partnerships.



Resume Highlights 


 2019 Hallway Gallery Westbeth Artsts Community, NYC, 10014

SOLO 2018 Tribute to Teaching Artist   Edward Rubenstein Gallery Educational Alliance, MCC NYC, NY

SOLO: 2013 “Walls Talking Freely. Once upon a Brain an Earful of Birds Smile.”

:Westbeth Gallery, NYC, NY

SOLO: 2009 “Glory Giggles: The Goddess Breathes Fire into the Garden of Love”

Westbeth Gallery  NYC, NY


Exhibitions Museum Curators; National

  • Curatorial Committee including: Metropolitan Museum, Studio Museum Harlem, Whitney, NYC: “Exchange”, c/o UNH, Hudson Guild

  • Bonnie Clearwater, MUSEUM of CONTEMPARY ART, FL “Tool”, BCC*

  • Carol Jacobson, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

  • A. Aiches, Chief Curator BASS MUSEUM, FL “Wheel”, BCC, FL ’96-’97

  • Barbara Rivolta, PATERSON MUSEUM, NJ “All Woman”

  • Sigmund Balka, Krasdale Gallery, BRONX MUSEUM, “The Art of Music”

  • Forever Young, Presented by AARP / Curator Holly Gordon - Islip Art Museum

Museum Collections: Museum of Modern Art/Franklin Furnace, Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emigrates, Mid Hudson Arts Center, N.Y., Das Deutsche Gartenzerg Museum, Germany, New England Center for Contemporary Art, Museum Judetean Bistrita-Nasaud, Romania

Scholarship Award: International Fine Arts College

National Society Of Mural Painters

2006 Fusion Arts Museum, Legendary Ladies NYC,NY

Archives: M.oA.F.A

Twentieth Century Artists

Recent Group Exhibitions

2024 “Imaginarium” curated by Darcy Spitz, Sandra Taggart,

Avani Patel, for New York Artist Circle Art at First, NYC, NY

2024 Postcards from the Edge NYC, NY

23-24 Holiday LABspace, Hillsdale, NY

2023 Second Acts Hudson Guild Gallery NYC curator Jim Furlong

2023 De.Code, Curated by Monique Allain, Ana Luiza Addor and Pauline Galiana for NYAC

2023 CityLIfe: Captured, Scene and Unseen Curated by Lori Horowitz NYAC,

2023 Women Celebrate Women El Barrios Artspace PS 109, NYC, Yvonne Lamar-Rogers, Artist/Curator

2022-23 Seeing Music, Curated by Yvonne Lamar-Rogers and Cheryl Aden,

2022 Elsewhere Curated by Hayley Ferber, NYAC

2022 I Dreamed a Garden Curator Lois Bender New York Artist Circle

21-22 “Holiday” LABspace, Hillsdale, New York

2021 Virtual Exhibition: Forever Young, Presented by AARP / Curator Holly Gordon - Islip Art Museum

2021 Flatfile Gallery online:  8×8 SEASON 3

2021 Jason McCoy Gallery Curated Online Drawing Challenge XXIII, XXIV

2021 The New York Artists Circle, Lois Bender, Lead Curator
Lost & Found: A Personal Vision of the Pandemic

2021 Rewriting Herstory: Women Making the World Better on Artsy, Presented by Drawing Rooms

2021, Lost & Found: A Personal Vision of the Pandemic, Curated New York Artists Circle

2021, Fragile Earth curated for NYAC, Fran Beallor, Barbara Sherman,

2021 Every Woman Biennial “My Love is Your Love" Copeland Gallery, Curated by London EWB Directors Eddy Grattan Bellew, London, England

2021 Drawing Challenge XXI website exhibition, Curated Jason McCoy Gallery, NYC, NY

  • Small Works Invitational,+  23rd Annual 2018-2019 Pleiades Gallery, NYC, NY 

  • Postcards From the Edge,2018, 2016 NYC, NY  

  • Me, my Selfie & I, 2017, Jim Furlong, Rick Kreiger Hudson Guild Gallery, NYC, NY 

  • Et Tu Art Brute! Andrew Edlin Gallery, 2018 NYC, NY 

  • Blue Mountain Gallery, Invitational NYC: 2017,'16'15, '07-'4, ‘02, ’01. ‘00, ‘98.

  • BIG- Central Booking NYC , Suzan Shutan, Susan Carr, 2015

  • 2015-'16 Projects Gallery; Square Foot ART BASEL Miami Beach

  • Westbeth Gallery, 2015-'07 Winter,HOLIDAY, Summer Light A.I.R.

  • The ART SCHOOL,Educational Alliance, NYC, NY  Faculty Exhibits

  • New York Public Library Group: 2006, 2007

  • Art in General, NYC: ’95

  • Artist Space NYC, ’95-’97

  • Gallery Stendhal , NYC ‘92

  • Avanian Awards Galleries, NYC 1988-90

  • Mussavi Arts Center, NYC, 1983-'87

Corporate Solo Show: Ortho Diagnostics, New Jersey

Features and Reviews 1983-2004

Complete List Upon Request


  • Eileen Watkins, STAR-LEDGER, (Paterson Museum)

  • Eileen Watkins, STAR-LEDGER,” Dealers Private Collection”

  • Pepe Karmel, NEW YORK TIMES (Art in General)

  • Howard Thompson NEWS 4 NEW YORK “Art with a Point of View”

  • Vivian Rainer, NEW YORK TIMES, (Bronx Museum)

  • Dagen Julty, DOWNTOWN, “Aspiring in New York”

  • James Dellafiora, VILLAGER, “Artist Captures E.V. Gardens"

 *Complete List on Request

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