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Barbara Hocker

Bolton, CT

Barbara Hocker is a Connecticut mixed-media artist based in Hartford. She was born in South Norwalk, where she lived between the beach and saltwater marsh, her life organized by the tides. After an epiphany in a traumatic summer of 1999, Barbara has focused on expressing tranquility, ephemerality, and meditation in her artwork with water as her current subject. She collages digital photographs with prints/paintings by weaving the paper and infusing it with encaustic wax, creating works on panel, handmade books, and installations. She also often writes haiku to accompany her artwork.

Barbara has exhibited extensively, including solo shows in Hartford, New Haven, and Boston. Her work in corporate and private collections includes Memorial Sloan Kettering hospitals in Manhattan, Westchester, and New Jersey. Awards include Fellowships/Grants from Connecticut Office of the Arts, Greater Hartford Arts Council, and Berkshire Taconic Foundation. She studied Fibers at Syracuse University and Cranbrook Academy of Arts.

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