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Education & Associations

Art Students League, NYC, NY – Studied with Robert Brackman and Robert Beverly Hale
B.F.A. Pratt Institute, NYC, NY
Teaching at Washington Art Association, CT 1996 – current
Juror for the Ruth Chenven Foundation, NY 2000, 2001, 2002
Juror for the Housatonic Valley Art League, MA 2014

Current Representation

Canfin Gallery, Tarrytown NY 2005-2015, One-person Exhibitions 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014
Claudia Heath Fine Arts, Charlotte NC 2006-2015, One-person Exhibition 2005
Ober Gallery, Kent CT 2006-2015, One-person Exhibition 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013
Susan Powell Fine Arts, Madison CT 2005-2015, One-person Exhibition 2009
Wendt Gallery, NYC NY, Laguna Beach CA 2010-2015, One-person Exhibition 2010 (Laguna Beach)
Bennett Gallery, Nashville TN 2010-2015
Cavalier Gallery, Greenwich CT, Nantucket MA 2000-2015
The La Jolla Gallery, La Jolla, CA 2015

Additional One-person and Group Exhibitions

2014 Circle of Influence – Ira Barkoff and the Washington Art Association, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
2011 Brick Walk Gallery, West Hartford CT 2006-2012
2008, 2004 Munson Gallery, Chatham MA 2003-2012
2005 Walker-Kornbluth Gallery, Fairlawn NJ
2004, 2003 Morrison Gallery, Kent CT
2004, 2002 Lenox Gallery of Fine Arts, Lenox MA 2001-2012
1999 New London Art Society, New London CT
Berkshire Art Gallery, Great Barrington MA
1996 Washington Art Association, Washington Depot CT
1995 CT Commission on the Arts – Hartford Showcase, Hartford CT
1994 Legacy Art, Miami FL
1991 Clapp and Tuttle Gallery, Woodbury CT
1990 Five Points Gallery, East Chatham NY
1989 Francesca Anderson Gallery, Boston MA
1986, 1984, 1982 Durham Ziff Gallery, NYC NY

Juried Exhibitions

2010 Fifteen Artists, One Exhibition – Western Connecticut State University, Danbury CT
Curator – Darby Cardonsky
1998 Three Rivers Art Festival, Pittsburgh PA
Judge: Sheena Wagstaff, Director of Collections – Frick Museum, NYC, NY
1994 First Street Gallery, NYC, NY, National Competition juried by Wayne Thiebaud
1993 Art of Northeast USA, Silvermine juror, Eliza Rathbone, Curator – Phillips Collection
1991 Aetna Gallery, Hartford, CT, Curated show “Realism”
1989 Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT juried by Kenworth Moffet, former curator of Twentieth
Century Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Additional Group Exhibitions

2011, 2002-2005 Dragonfly Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
2008-2011 Pryor Fine Arts, Atlanta, GA
2009-2012 Ann Anda Gallery, Bar Harbor, ME
2005 Hoorn-Ashby Gallery, NYC, NY
City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, CT (3 person)
Kaller Fine Art, Bethesda, MD
2002 New York Paris Kent Gallery, Kent, CT
2001 Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT (3 person)
Riester/Greenberg Gallery, New Preston, CT
1994 Linda McAdoo Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1993 Birdsnest Gallery, Bar Harbor, ME
1992 Grand Central Gallery, “Romantic Realism” Show, NYC, NY
Hillsdale College, “Romantic Realism” Show, Hillsdale, MI
1991, 1987 Five Points Gallery, East Chatham, NY
1990 Anna Howard Gallery, Washington, CT
1987 Ellen/Baker Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1984 Mussavi Art Center, NYC, NY
1983 Gregg Galleries, National Arts Club, NYC, NY
1981 Martha Whitt Gallery, Louisville, KY

Selected Collections

Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
Still Mountain Center, Kent, CT
American Home Products, NYC, NY
Pfizer Corporation, NYC, NY
Phoenix Home Life Insurance, Hartford, CT
Dawes Music, NYC, NY
Durham Ziff Collection, NYC, NY
Five Points Gallery Collection, East Chatham, NY
Alan Greenspan, former Chairman, Federal Reserve, Washington, DC
John Gillis, Architect, NYC, NY
John & Diane Wren, FL
Unilever Headquarters, Greenwich, CT
Kurt & Tomoko Masur, NYC, NY
Jerry Della Femina, NYC, NY
Pioneer Group, Boston, MA
Robert & Amy Book, NJ
Nelson A. Rockefeller Jr. & Amy Taylor, NJ


Tonia Shoumatoff, “Barkoff Captures the Elusive in Nature”, The Millbrook Independent, September 27, 2013
Kathryn Boughton, “Art From Within”, LCT Magazine, Litchfield County Times, September 2013
Peter Campion, “Landscape and Impulse: New Paintings by Ira Barkoff”, June 2009
Richard J. Boyle, “Ira Barkoff – Contemporary Romantic”, May 2007
Marsden Epworth, “New Works”, Compass, The Lakeville Journal, June 7, 2007
Laurel Tuohy, “The Landscape of the Imagination”, LCT Magazine, Litchfield County Times, June 2007
Susan Barnett, “The Artist in Transition: Ira Barkoff and the Art of the Subconscious”, Country and Abroad
Magazine, May 2007
Phyllis Boros, “The New Landscape”, Connecticut Post 2005
“Painted Poetry – Portrait of Ira Barkoff”, Artis Magazine 2005
Jamie Ferris, “Landscapes of Imagination”, Housatonic Living, October, 2004
Virginia Reiser, The Munson Gallery, Cape Arts Review Annual Issue 2004
Asa Fitch, “Colors of Cornwall”, The Litchfield County Times, August 2003
Richard J. Boyle, The Owl, Norfolk Library, “The Paintings of Ira Barkoff”’ May 2001
William Zimmer, Review, Sunday New York Times, August 19, 2001
Best of Oil Painting, Rockport Publishing, Rockport MA, June 1996
Allistair Haight, Litchfield County Times, February 23, 1996
JoAnna Arnett, Art Ideas, Spring 1995 (photo only)
Herbert S. Whitman, The Lakeville Journal and Millerton News, May 10, 1990
Claude LeSuer “Mussavi’s Antidote to Official Chic”, Art/Speak, NYC June 16, 1984
Marilu Knode, “Diversity at Mussavi”, Manhattan Arts, June 1984
Herbert S. Whitman, “Barkoff in Millerton”, The Lakeville Journal, July 10, 1086
Herbert S. Whitman, “Painting Cornwall”, The Lakeville Journal, June 18, 1987
Frank Merkling, “The Colors of Late Spring”, The News Times, May 24, 1983
Joan Mitchell Blumenthal, American Artist, March 1973