Barbara Mink

I grew up with art all around me. My father was an abstract painter, and Buffalo featured a wonderful modern art gallery and a lively arts scene. I think we’re hardwired to appreciate beauty in music, art and literature; we can learn sophisticated ways to approach beauty, but at the most basic level I think people respond to certain constructs found in nature as reflected in aesthetic fundamentals and classic tropes. As the daughter of an artist, I imbibed the principles of art making at an early age, yet I am constantly pulled in new directions rather than staying with one style or point of view.




614 N. Cayuga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850


If walking or driving from the Commons, head north on Cayuga Street past Gimme Coffee and Northside Pharmacy to just before Yates Street. My house/studio is at 614 North Cayuga, two houses from the corner. Please walk up the driveway to the back of the house, gallery space is a separate building.


Born in Buffalo, New York, Mink is a Summa cum Laude graduate of SUNY Buffalo and moved to Ithaca, New York in 1976 where she pursued a PhD in Comparative Literature, was a freelance actor in television and radio commercials, News Director of a radio station, and received an MA degree in History from Cornell University in 1986. She is a member of Ithaca’s State of the Art Gallery, the Greater Ithaca Art Trail, the Buffalo Society of Artists, and Western NY Artists Group, and is represented by 60 East Gallery, Corning, Quintus Gallery. Watkins Glen, and Indigo Art Consultants in England.


State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca NY, September 2016
Alexey Von Schlippe Gallery of Art, Groton CT, June 2016


George Waters Gallery, Elmira College, 2015
Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie NY, 2014
Damiani Winery, Burdett NY 2013
Orazio Salati Gallery, Binghamton NY 2013
Lamoreaux Landing Gallery, Lodi NY, 2012
State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca 2006, 2009, 2012
Marcia Evans Gallery, Columbus OH 2011


Buffalo Society of Artists Spring Catalogue Show, Buffalo 2013, 2014
Southern Tier Biennial, Olean NY 2011, 2013
6x6 Show, Shoe Factory, Rochester NY 2011
Western NY Artists Group, Buffalo NY 2011, 2014
73rd Annual Regional Show, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira NY 2011


Silver Medal, Buffalo Society of Artists’ Catalogue Show, 2016
Honorable Mention, Western New York Artists’ Group, 2015
First Prize, Western New York Artists Group, 2014
Artery Award, Buffalo Society of Artists Catalogue, 2013
Award of Excellence, Southern Tier Biennial, 2011


New York City, Buffalo, Virginia, North Carolina, California, Alaska, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Washington, and Florida.

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