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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Barbara Bachtell

Website: Cleveland Artist Registry


Barbara Bachtell is a Cleveland Heights-based artist who grew up in Hudson, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Albuquerque, New Mexico inspired by her artistically inclined family: her mother was an artist and writer, her great-uncle hand-lettered movie posters for Morgan Lithograph, and one brother is a cartoonist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker. She has a B.A. In Visual Art from Wesleyan University (CT), and a B.F.A. In Painting from Cleveland Institute of Art. She has incorporated both text elements and organic forms into her work for many years, and is a published poet and writer as well as a visual artist. Her drawings and small sculptures have been exhibited throughout Ohio and in Wisconsin, including at: Artists Archives of the Western Reserve; Beachwood Community Center Art Gallery; Beck Center; William Busta Gallery; the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art/MOCA; the Cleveland Museum of Art May Show; the College of Wooster; Cuyahoga Community College; Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (FAVA); Firelands College of Bowling Green State University; Karamu House; Kent State University; John Michael Kohler Art Center; Lakeland Community College; the Morgan Conservatory; Park Synagogue; Ohio University, Chillicothe; The Sculpture Center; SPACES; University of Akron; Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery, Ursuline College; and Waterloo Arts. She also created a site-specific, time-based sculpture for the University School Centennial Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. She was a curator for Slavic Village Development’s first Rooms to Let event (artists’ installations in vacant houses), and an Ohio Arts Council Artist-in-Residence. Her work is in collections of: The Cleveland Art Association; The Cleveland Clinic; The Dalad Group; MetroHealth Medical Center; Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, Attorneys; and private individuals.


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