Barbara Korman


Barbara Korman

December 2014 Artist in Residence

Three Dimensional Constructions
New York City, NY

“My Dad was a playful gambler and my Mom a fabulous baker…How could I not become an artist? Having fun taking chances, and making things that are so much more than their ingredients.” This is how Barbara Korman describes her affinity and lifetime involvement with art. She is a visual artist, living and working in the Bronx where she maintains a studio for the design and production of three-dimensional constructions, unique bronze castings and installations. Her work is informed by an awareness revealed in nature and juiced by her inner sympathies.

For the past several years her work has been motivated by dramatic storm destruction in local wooded areas. Salvaged tree branches are stripped of bark, painted and reanimated in the studio to create discrete objects and installations.


Korman has traveled to every continent in the world, from the National Parks in the United States to the Himalayas in Nepal, collecting regional art and making photographic notations of the land’s textures and formations. In the studio, photographs are tacked to the walls, galvanizing those memories and relationships important to her current work. Korman’s award winning works have been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows including, The Neuberger Museum of Art, Grounds for Sculpture, The Katonah Museum of Art, The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art and Tiffany & Company’s Fifth Avenue windows.

Today, her sculptures are included in public and private collections throughout the world, including the Neuberger Museum of Art, Phelps Memorial Hospital, Hebrew Home for the Aged, American Movie Classics, and Olivetti-Rome. A graduate of New York City’s High School of Music and Art, she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Fine Arts at the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University. Korman has dedicated a large part of her life to education and the development of creative thinking. She is a member of The Silvermine Guild of Artists and a former Board President and current Program Director of the Katonah Museum Artists’ Association.