Photographer Barbara Karant is nationally known in the design, art, and architecture communities for the artistic beauty and the level of photographic quality she demands in her work. Trained at RISD and the Art Institute of Chicago, she has worked commercially for many years. In addition to her commercial interior and architectural work, Barbara has taught, been published by, exhibited, and been awarded by some of the nation's most prestigious museums, galleries, magazines and institutes. Her work is represented in permanent collections including The Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, The Art Institute of Chicago, The St. Louis Art Museum, The Stanford University Art Museum, The Chrysler Museum, The Polaroid Collection, and The Avon Collection, to name a few. Barbara's photography is also represented in numerous private collections across the country.
Barbara welcomes photographic commissions and creative collaborations. For information regarding print sales or gallery showings please contact her directly.
In Barbara’s spare time she is passionately committed to working to educate the public on the marvels of living with the retired racing greyhound and actively involved with their placement and adoption through Greyhounds Only Inc.
The Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA, “Photography Unlimited.”
Lyman Allen Museum, Hartford, CT, “Women Look at Women.”
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, “Chicago Color, Six Workers.”
Los Angeles Center for Contemporary Photography, Los Angeles, CA, “Perception, Field of View.”
Kiva Gallery, Boston, MA, “Pure Color.”
The Alan Frumkin Gallery-Photographs, Inc., Chicago, IL. “Interiors.”
The Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA, “Contemporary Photographs.”
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, One Person Exhibition.
The Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA, “Interiors: Photographs in Color.”
The Miami University Art Museum, Miami, OH, One Person Exhibition.
The Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY and ICP, New York, NY, “The New Color.”
Photograph Gallery, New York, NY, “Barbara Karant, Recent Work.”
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, “Chicago, The Architectural City.”
The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, “Barbara Karant, Recent Work.”
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, “Works from the Permanent Collection.”
The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, “Public/ Private.”
ICP, New York, NY, “Eye of the Beholder: Photographs from the Avon Collection.”
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, “When Color was New.”
The Main Street Gallery, Carbondale, CO, “A Survey of the Dog in Photography.”