Visiting Artist

820 Ebony/Jet, Floor 10 #5 by Barbara Karant, 2013, Archival Pigment, 30 x 20 in.

Photographer Barbara Karant is nationally known in the design, art, and architecture communities for the artistic beauty and the level of photographic quality she demands in her work. Trained at RISD (BFA) and the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA), she has worked commercially for many years. In addition to her interior and architectural work, Barbara has taught at, been published by, exhibited at, and been awarded by some of the nation's most prestigious museums, galleries, magazines, and institutes. Her work is represented in permanent collections including The Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, The Art Institute of Chicago, The St. Louis Art Museum, The Stanford University Art Museum, The Sheldon Museum of Art and The Chrysler Museum, to name a few. Barbara's photography is also represented in numerous private collections across the country.

Barbara’s commercial work has been published in ArchitectureInterior DesignMetropolisArchitectural DigestMetropolitan HomeChicago MagazineDomusMichigan AvenueArchitectural RecordBarkEsquireInteriors, and The New York Times. Her clients include a very broad range of architects, interior and graphic designers and manufacturers, both nationally and internationally known. Additionally, she has been a Lecturer in the Dept. of Fine Arts at Loyola University and an adjunct professor at both Harrington College of Design and Columbia College. Her photography has been included in many photography and architectural anthologies. She is the photographer of three books, WITHIN THE FAIRY CASTLEGREYHOUNDS, and SMALL DOG BIG DOG.

Lecture: April 13, 2017
in Arrowhead Gallery, Sugar Grove Campus
All our lectures are free and open to the general public.

For more information about the visiting artist lectures and workshops at Waubonsee Community College, contact Cecilia Vargas, Art Coordinator, at (630) 466–2964.



Art Department:

Art Coordinator:
Cecilia Vargas, Von Ohlen Hall, Room 209
(630) 466-2964

Art Lab Assistant:
Esther Espino, Von Ohlen Hall, Room 240
(630) 466-5742