BARBARA SEGAL-Mid Century Pool Chair-2015


Mid Century Pool Chair 2015

11”W x 12”H x 9.5”D  

Laminated marble with nickel plated frame 


Personally powerful images of elegant finery, pop and fashion icons, European architecture and Baroque excess all compete for my attention.  These images pervade my work through intricate patterns, rich textures, and layers of soft, sensuous forms.  I transform seemingly simple objects into lush, sensual memories of childhood, status and youthful rebellion. 

Using modern robotic techniques has allowed me to experiment with my images in a variety of ways. Elegant little girls’ dresses refashion into vibrant, patterned 3D prints, lounge chairs into laminated marble and silver, and high-end purses into accessible objects of beauty.

As a sculptor working primarily in stone for the last 40 years, it is my goal to bring traditional materials into the 21st century with contemporary subject matter and current techniques.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              - Barbara

Artist influenced by: Renaissance and Baroque art, nature's rythms, 3D printing technology, pop culture, fashion, Bernini, Michelangelo, Claus Oldenbury, Andy Warhol, Jean Arp, Fragonard, Faberge, Vaserely


Barbara Segal (Yonkers, NY), a sculptor. 

In 1972, while a student at Pratt Institute, NY, Segal resolved to spend both her junior and senior years at the distinguished École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSB-A), Paris, to study stone carving with teachers like René Collamarini with whom she later exhibited at the Musée Rodin. She then moved to Italy where she spent time over the next four years in both Pietrasanta and Carrara working at the Studio Sem, the Fonderia Luigi Tommasi and SGF Studio Scultura alongside great artists and artisans, like, Jacques Lipshitz, Agustín Cárdenas, Bruno Luchessi, Max Bill, Julio Silva, Isamu Noguchi, Paolo Grassi and Mario Fuendi. Segal returned to New York City in the late-70s knowing she could create whatever she chose in stone. America’s evolving culture with its pop and fashion icons would prove a continuing source of inspiration.  However, to this day, what artist chooses to create is personal; her creations provide insight into her passions, struggles and quirky wit. Segal enjoyed early success in her career with solo exhibits at both museums and private galleries.  Eventually, her focus expanded to the public art arena.  This was in response to Segal’s long-held belief that sculpture could be used as a tool to promote community involvement, pride and well-being.


1996 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, BFA.

1972-1974 L’Ecole Nationale Superieure, des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France.

1970-1972 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.


Public Art Projects

2015  Mid Century Pool chair (in process) ABC Worldwide Stone

2013  Obsessive CompulsiveMonumental Designer Handbag, Hotel Ella, Austin, Texas

2006-07 Art Trucks Yonkers, NY Promoting environmental awareness using artistic wraps for refuse trucks.

2006  Drawn to the Water New York, NY West Harlem Public Art Fund, New York City Parks and Recreation

2004-07 Reverse Archeology: Charting the Saw Mill/Nepperhan River Yonkers, NY

Charting the original shorelines of the Hudson River and the

Saw Mill/Nepperhan River through sculptural interpretation.

2002-04 Muhheakantuck Yonkers, NY

Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Arts for Transit

Two 72’ aluminum sculptures representing the Hudson River

2001-03 Yonkers Sculpture Meadow on the Hudson Yonkers, NY

Sculpture Park on the Hudson River


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013   ABC Worldwide Stone, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

2012   Verona Marble Fair, Elite Stone and Bacci, Verona, Italy

2011    Apart Festival D’art contemporain d’Alpilles domaine Dalmeren, Provence,  France

2006  “Muhheakantuck Changing River Changing Cities”, Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY

2000  “Women in Stone”, The Neuberger Museum of Art Purchase, NY

1999   “Virtual Bride”, La MaMa La Galleria New York, NY

1998   “Over and Under”, The Hudson River Museum Yonkers, NY

1992   The Hokin Gallery Palm Beach, FL

1989   Gallery Henoch New York, NY


Selected Group Exhibitions

2015  Select Art Fair, Sculpture Guild, Chelsea, NY

2015  New Works, ArtsWestchester, WhitePlains, NY

2015  Gallery Biba, Palm Beach Fl.

2015  ABC Worldwide Stone, Greenpointe, Brooklyn

2015  Radical Intent, Gallery 151, Chelsea, NY

2014  Scope Miami Beach, Gallery Biba, Miami Beach, FL.

2014  Gallery Biba, Palm Beach, FL

2014  ABC Worldwide Stone, Greenpointe, Brooklyn

2013  Scope Miami / Basel, Gallery Biba, Miami Beach

2013  Meredith Family Collection, Austin Texas

2013  Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin Texas

2013  Gallery Biba, Palm Beach Fl.

2012  Scope Miami/Basel exhibited with Gallery Biba

2012  125 ICONS: A Celebration of Works by Pratt Alumni and Faculty, 1887-2012

2012  Gallery Biba Palm Beach, Fl.

2011   APART  Festival International d’Art Contemporain dans les Alpilles Les Alpilles, France

2011   “Living with Harmony” New York, NY

2010  “Inspiring Spaces: 25 Years of MTA Arts for Transit”, New York Transit Museum New York, NY

2009  “Eye World”, Triple Candie Gallery Harlem, NY

2009  i Rolli Contemporanei di Genova Genova, Italy

2009  “Great Women Artist: Selections From The Permanent Collection”, Neuberger Museum Purchase, NY

2005  “Along The Way”, MTA: Arts for Transit New York, NY

2004  Public Art in Westchester, Westchester Arts Council White Plains, NY

2000  “Save America’s Treasures”, The White House Washington, DC

1995  “Art as a Verb”, Fashion Institute of Technology Museum New York, NY

1995  The National Academy of Design New York, NY

1992  “The Reality of Illusion”, Contemporary Museum Portland, OR

1992  Gallery Henoch New York, NY

1985  Allan Stone Gallery New York, NY

1980  Elaine Benson Gallery East Hampton, NY

1973  “Homage a Collamarini”, Musee Rodin Paris, France


Press and Publication

New York Times Feature Journal News Feature

06/07  “Gobbling Up Garbage, and Looking Good Doing It” 05/07 “Mobile Art Trucks” Journal News

02/04  “To Grace Yonkers Station, Work That Mirrors River” 03/07 “Yonkers Visionaries: A Future Through Public Art” New York Times

08/02  “Loveseats and Beds Shape A Meadow” 07/03 “Sculpture Depicts City’s River Links” New York Times

03/02  “Yonkers Waterfront Projects Move Ahead”

09/00  “Carved In Stone” New York Times

08/00  “Works That Appear Soft But Are Posed In Stone” New York Times

04/98  “In Yonkers Hope Is Chiseled In Stone”  Journal News

06/94  “90’s commentary In A Classic Medium”  New York Times



08/95 WABC Eye Witness News 05/98 Art In New England

10/89 “Morry Alter Story” WCBS /92 Caring For Your Collections, Stone Objects


Selected Collections

The NYU Langone Medical Center Art Collection

Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Arts for Transit

The Neuberger Museum of Art, NY

The White House Collection, Washington, DC

Leslie Wexner, Limited Brands, Columbus, Ohio

Malcolm Forbes Collection, NYC

Kenneth Gilman Collection, NYC

The Nic Williamson Collection, Barbados, France, England

Public Art for the City of Yonkers, NY

Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, Yonkers, NY

The Department of PublicWorks, Yonkers, NY

Sound Associates, New York/Atlanta


Artist's media includes all or some: laminated marble, sterling silver, 3D print plastic, nickel plated frame