Paola Bari - Porcelain Painting
on view: Gallery 40, 40 Cannon Street
Paola Bari learned to love ceramics as a young girl in Italy and traveled all over the world to learn different techniques. Bari worked for IBM in Milano until 1996, when she was invited to cross the Atlantic. After ending her career at IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY, Bari devoted herself full time to porcelain painting. Her porcelain works have appeared in exhibitions at prestigious galleries, including the Denise Bibro Fine Art Gallery, Byrdcliffe Barn Pottery, and James Cox Gallery, all in New York.
Bari’s sculptures in porcelain are quite whimsical, featuring stretching frogs, cats, and ornately decorated game fowl. Paola Bari is a member and a certified artist with the International Porcelain Artists and Teachers. She is also active in conservation. Bari is currently a trustee of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, located in Namibia, Africa, in which her focus has been mainly focusing on education and fundraising.