Barbara Sullivan is a painter/sculptor and installation artist living in Maine. She works in the age–old medium of fresco, which she learned when she was the head cook at The Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting. Her relationship to the Maine artistic community is long and involved.
Sullivan holds a B.A. in Art and Creative Writing from the University of Maine at Farmington and an M.F.A. from Vermont College in Montpelier, VT. She teaches drawing foundations at The University of Maine Farmington. She also teaches fresco workshops; including, The Aspen Institute, The Farnsworth Museum, Haystack Mountain School, Pratt Institute, Bowdoin, Colby, The University of Maine and Monson Arts.
In 2007, Sullivan had her first solo Museum Exhibition, at The University of Maine Museum in Bangor. She has shown widely in Maine including three PMA Biennials and in New York, “Fresco, Off The Wall” at The Hudson Guild Gallery and this year at Safe Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. She has received both The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Grant and The Pollock/Krasner Grant. Barbara is represented by Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland, ME