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 Barbara Westman 



Assistant Professor - Printmaking/Fiber Art


Ms. Westman completed her education in Poland. She spent two years living in London, U.K. and since 2002 has been living in the USA.

Ms. Westman’s focus is on Intaglio Printmaking and on the Fiber Art. She shows her art in Europe and in the US. Over the past few years she has participated in many juried national and international shows, group shows as well as solo shows. She also was a juror for many art exhibits.
From her artist statement:
My work in both areas: printmaking and fiber art reflect my interest in natural and the man-made world. The richness of textures, structures and forms in our environment inspire me. I look for the beauty in microscopic detail or in a large architectural structure. My methodology is consistent: I look, analyze, deconstruct, build and assemble my vision. Materials and techniques are similar in all my work, but in each piece there is a new view of my experience. My works are mostly monochromatic or achromatic to maintain the simplicity and to focus on composition and textures. By continuing work on a series, I create a representation of my observations and recollections. I analyze while searching for answers on the co-existing of two worlds: nature and man-made”.

Since 2005 she has been teaching Printmaking and Fiber Art at Slippery Rock University. She is also involved in the Student Exchange Program between the Art Department and the University of Arts, Poznan, Poland. She is the organizer of the Student Art Show during the SRU Kaleidoscope Arts Festival and the current advisor to the student-run Martha Gault Art Society (Art Club).

"I would like the time spent at school to be a period of intensive development for the students and I will do my best to assist them in the process, sharing my knowledge and experience with them”


Schola Posnaniensis, BA in Graphic Design
Academy of Fine Arts, dual BFA and MFA in Printmaking and Fiber Art

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