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Barbara Hocker



About the past event/Exhibit

Barbara has over two decades of experience creating and exhibiting work in New England including many solo shows, installation projects, and group shows in Hartford, New Haven, Newport, and Boston. She has worked in corporate and private collections, most recently the permanent collection of The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan. Barb holds a degree from Syracuse University’s College of Visual & Performing Arts and attended Cranbrook Academy of Arts. She now lives in Coventry, CT and maintains a studio in the Arbor Arts Center in Hartford. Barbara received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Greater Hartford Arts Council and a Creation of New Work Initiative Grant from the Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation, Inc.

To support her artistic habit she has held a variety of real jobs including jewelry buyer for the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum Shop, Star Wars Exhibition store manager and buyer for the Museum of Science, Boston, fabric store manager, art supply warehouse order picker, audio services technician, and bookkeeping for college bookstores, cake bakers, jewelry makers, museums, and engineers. She has been with Real Art Ways since 2005.
To keep everything balanced, Barbara practices T’ai Chi and Zen Yoga.