Barbara Pagh received her MA from New York University and her BA from Mount Holyoke College. She has been working at URI since 1983 teaching courses in printmaking and two-dimensional studio, and is currently Chair of the Department. She has exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the country, and in 1997, had a one-person show at the Adams Gallery in Taegu, South Korea. Her work can be found in corporate and private collections including Ashland Oil, IBM and Owens Corning Fiberglass. She is a member of Hera Gallery in Wakefield, RI, where she serves on the Board of Directors, and a member of the Printmakers' Network of Southern New England.
"There are several themes that have appeared consistently in my work over the past 20 years that often diverge and intersect at various points. The most dominant theme has been landscape or the natural world, including the American Southwest, coastal Rhode Island and the Scottish Highlands. There is no attempt to create a realistic representation of place, but a subjective impression based on found and constructed symbols, structure and color and resulting in a layering of texture and form. Handmade paper is made specifically for each series with varying size, color and texture. The computer is used to alter the photographic images and photolithography allows for the images to be printed in different colors and in different combinations."