Barbara Blacharczyk received her BFA from the School
of the Art Institute of Chicago and has exhibited in numerous galleries
throughout the Chicago area and the United States. Her work was
featured in the Spring 2011 issue of Visual Overture magazine
and her drawings have been published in Manifest's International
Drawing Annual, a juried international publication of contemporary
drawing. Most recently she has been selected to participate in the
competitive juried Hatch Projects gallery at the Chicago Artists'
Coalition. Blacharczyk's drawings and multi-layered compositions
on mylar are based on elemental forms from nature. With her skillful
mastery of materials, she creates complex explorations of how these
forms and concepts intersect and build on one another, tracing a
sequence of changes in time and space. Her transparent layering
process develops these diverse natural elements, reveals their larger
commonality, and demonstrates how, when juxtaposed, they create
a unique visual harmony.