Barbara Reimer is a Canadian artist working predominately in photo, digital, and lens-based medias; most recently adding sculpture and, to a lesser extent, markmaking, to her practice. Educated in Saskatoon and Toronto, she holds two degrees from the University of Saskatchewan (1996; 2008) and studied at Ryerson’s School of Image Arts (1998/99). As well, she has taken part in international and local residencies and continued independent research.
Barbara has received support from CUPE/ASPA Professional Development Grants, CARFAC Saskatchewan, and two Saskatchewan Arts Board Independent Artists Grants. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, taking part in solo and group shows in Nicaragua, Toronto, Saskatoon, and Michigan. Most recently her, Green Man Portraits, showed in Wuhan, China with several University of Saskatchewan colleagues.
Current work primarily deals with ideas of process, travel, material, and waste. Ongoing long term goals have been in non-toxic coffee developers and “available” photo chemistries while working to continue the precedent for photo process in non-traditional photo spaces. New projects involve materiality, the 3D space, and sometimes in response to the ephemerality of the digital and her own personal space.