Barbara Roux is an installation artist who works with themes of natural history, focusing on habitat loss and preservation. She is aware of the cycles that exist in wilderness habitats and concerned about the disruption to them by human communities. Her days are spent in an immersion in the life that exists on wild edges in the New York area. Her father was a pharmacologist who worked in the Brazilian Amazon for years on Yellow Fever research. He inspired her to become seriously connected with the natural world. Before going to college to study art Roux worked as an intern for a geobotanist in Africa.
Roux creates layered installations of subtly altered elements from wild sites to address and magnify the importance of seeing and wanting to integrate wilderness places into our own human systems. Since receiving her M.F.A. from Hunter College, C.U.N.Y Roux has shown her installation based works in museums, galleries and universities. She has had solo exhibitions at Lyman Allyn Art Museum, Hofstra University Museum, Discovery Museum, Islip Art Museum, C.U.N.Y. Queens College Art Center, Real Art Ways and A.I.R. Gallery. Her photographs have been the covers of Orion Magazine, Annals of Earth and The Fourth River. She has had her work written about in The New York Times, Art New England, Sculpture Magazine, New York Magazine, Newsday, Audubon, Arts Magazine and Volume Magazine. Her artist’s books of her landscape based site photographs and poetry are in numerous university and museum library collections. She has also been featured in an interview segment on NBC television.