Menu

Mink Gallery July 2020 - 3D virtual exhibition by Gallery Night Ithaca

Mink Gallery July 2020

Barbara Mink Artist Biography
Barbara Mink was born in Buffalo, New York, started painting in 1998, and studied with Stan Taft, Bill Benson, and the late Bente King and Thomas Buechner. Her latest body of work is on unprimed canvas and linen, balancing exuberant color with a geometrical rigor. “I grew up with art all around me. My father was an abstract painter, and Buffalo featured a wonderful modern art gallery and a lively arts scene. 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 the spare, the muted, and the geometric. Now I am back to color and texture, but incorporating some of the architectonic lines I love.” A Summa cum Laude graduate of SUNY Buffalo, she moved to Ithaca, New York in 1976 where she pursued a PhD in Comparative Literature, was a freelance actor in television and radio commercials, News Director of WHCU radio station, and received an MA degree in History from Cornell University in 1986. In 1989 Mink was elected to the Tompkins County Legislature and served for 12 years. In 2001 she founded the Light in Winter Festival of Science and Art. She has taught oral and written communication for MBAs at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management since 1986. Mink is an active member of the Greater Ithaca Art Trail, as well as the Buffalo Society of Artists and the Western New York Artists Group. She is represented by Art Matters Consultants in Washington, DC, Velvenoir Austria for European sales, and Indigo Art Consultants, London England. Her work can be found in collections throughout the United States and Europe.

Barbara Mink Artist Statement
I am exhilarated by creating and counterbalancing formal oppositions of line and color, form and space, light and dark, organic and architectonic, diffusion and thickening, surface and depth. I struggle to bring out the mysterious and ineffable beyond the mundane. Even when tending toward the monochromatic, color is always an important part of my work: it is energy, emotion, life. Whatever I devise in terms of hue, saturation, and vibrancy must be met with a restraining force or structure, and I increasingly explore processes that set different qualities of color, pigment, and texture against each other. I do believe that beauty affects not only how we feel but how we behave. I think we’re hardwired to appreciate beauty in music, art and literature; as the daughter of an artist, I imbibed the principles of art making and great art at an early age, and am constantly seeking new directions rather than staying with one style or point of view.

more exhibitions of Gallery Night Ithaca

Gallery Night Ithaca

Ink Shop Printmakers | 20/20 Hindsight Portfolio

04 Sep 2020 to 02 Oct 2020

Gallery Night Ithaca

Limerick Printmakers | 20 Years of Change

04 Sep 2020 to 02 Oct 2020

Gallery Night Ithaca

The Ithaca College Library presents, Ithaca College in the Downtown Er...

permanent exhibition

Gallery Night Ithaca

Sue Brightly: Brightly Visions @ CAP ArtSpace

permanent exhibition

Gallery Night Ithaca

Shared Vision / Separate Vision The sculptures of Gary Weisman and Tre...

permanent exhibition

Pages

Do you like the exhibition?

Cookies help us to provide certain features and services on our website. By using the website, you agree that we use cookies. Privacy policy