Barbara Hart

Barbara Hart

“I am a visual storyteller exploring different themes: duplicity, southern culture, addiction, fear and alienation from the status quo. I love to watch people. I’m empathetic to the quirks, joys, and failings of the individual, the human condition. Not surprisingly, my primary genre is portraiture.

I paint in oil and watercolor, and draw with a variety of media. I also work in fiber, make dolls and carve figures from wood.”

— Barbara Hart

About Barbara Hart

Barbara Hart is an artist living in Buffalo, NY.  She grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and received a bachelors degree in English from Louisiana State University. In 2006 she and husband Daniel Hart opened a small art gallery in the Allentown section of Buffalo.  Showcasing the work of regional artists, Studio Hart became a vital part of the Buffalo arts scene for the next 10 years.

Selected Exhibitions

Contemporary Portraiture, group invitational, Burchfield Penney Art Center, March 8–June 2, 2019

Another life: Paintings by Barbara Hart, Pine Apple Company August, 2018

Art in Craft Media 2017, Burchfield Penney Art Center, juried by Monica Moses, editor in chief of American Craft magazine.

We are the resistance! group invitational, Revolution Gallery, March 25 - April 29, 2017

SAIL AWAY: A Mixed Media Group Exhibition Featuring Work By Peter Fowler, Barbara Hart, Daniel Hart, And Dale Schwalenberg, Studio Hart Contemporary Art Gallery
JANUARY 6-28, 2017

Art in Craft Media 2015, Burchfield Penney Art Center, juried by Wayne Higby, professor and the Robert C.Turner Chair of Ceramic Art at the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, where he also serves as the Director and Chief Curator of Alfred Ceramic Art Museum.


Cover Image, The Public newsweekly, 8/08/18

Poetry Published (as Barbara Fritchie) in Exquisite Corpse, Columbia: A Magazine of Poetry and Prose, Cream City Review, New Delta Review, Poetry Motel, and Southern Poetry Review.


Burchfield Penney Art Center, Lady in Red and Horned Figure, sculptural wood figures, 2015

OVER 1,000 Little Wood People have sold to art appreciators in the United States and internationally, including Australia, Canada, Denmark, The Netherlands, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.