Barbara Buckner

In her video works of the 1970s and '80s, Barbara Buckner employed video and computer technologies to create painterly works of strong visual and symbolic resonance. Her formal explorations of the transformative properties of electronic image-processing technology result in metaphoric works of great pictorial sophistication. In her non-narrative, often silent compositions, Buckner's dense and elusive imagery hovers between abstraction and figuration, resulting in startlingly mysterious manifestations of an otherworldly sensibility.

Buckner was born in 1950. She received a B.F.A. from New York University. She is the recipient of several National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, a New York State Council on the Arts grant, and a WNET/Thirteen grant. She has been artist-in-residence at City University of New York; the Experimental Television Center, Owego, New York; and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, among other institutions, and has taught at the School of Visual Arts, New York, and New York University. Buckner lives in New York.