douglas barkey
Current CV and exhibits
American-born artist, 1960. Creative perspective reflects being raised in Argentina and a life spent moving between multiple cultures and languages; being influenced by Latin American artists, musicians, and relationships; and translating these cross-cultural experiences into visual expression. Exhibits include one-person shows at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and gallieries in Maine, Iowa, Michigan, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. A selection of group exhibits includes the Museo de Arte Ateneo de Yucatan and FotoNoviembre in Yucatan, Mexico. Received a bi-lingual high school education in Buenos Aires, Argentina before attending the Universidad de Puerto Rico and Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota - graduated with a BA in Fine Arts. After working a year as a professional photographer in St. Paul began graduate work at the University of Iowa - received an MA in Sculpture and an MFA in Photography. Subsequently lived, worked, and exhibited in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Maine, New York, New Mexico, and Virginia. Perspective as an artist bridges the fine arts, design and education - hosted and worked with several internationally reknown artists and designers, including Philip Pearlstein, James Wines, Adam Tihany, Henry Wolf, Armando Milani, Ivan Chermayeff, Toshio Ohi, Hisashi Hara, Humberto Suaste, and Nicole Miller at several educational organizations. Work in photography and digital media has been broad and comprehensive, including advertising and portraiture, as well as unmanipulated work in landscape and documentary, and manipulated photographic imagery using appropriation and digital montage. Was an early adopter and pioneer in using computers to enhance, animate, and montage photographs. Interest in applying new technology in artistic practice led to the first major exhibit of digital-based art in the Dominican Republic. Current work encompasses several creative avenues: the photographic exposure is used to peel away a resemblance of an object to create another state of reality and a series of digital montages that explore the intersection of passion and religion.
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