Barbara Putnam

United States
Biography:

My prints and quilts focus on open spaces and ocean circulation and fragile, transitional zones. Woodcuts and quilts have moved from recording beauty with caution for land use to now sadly, documenting the disappearance of species, showing human impact. Two residencies set my compass, first as the founding artist in residence at the Delta Wetlands and Waterfowl Research Foundation in Manitoba, Canada, working alongside scientists researching avian migration, second, taking part in an international expeditionary reside Read more...ncy of artists, writers, and scientists in the high Arctic Svalbard Archipelago. My work has been included in international exhibitions in Romania, Portugal, Japan, Argentina, Taiwan, Vietnam, and is included in numerous museum collections, including Chicago Art Institute, Denver Art Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Toledo Museum of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, Jyvuäskylä Museum of Art, Hanoi Museum of Art, Harvard Art Museum, and Yale Art Gallery.

Skills: woodcut shibori print textile interface