Barbara Hocker is a Connecticut mixed-media artist based in Hartford. She was born in South Norwalk, where she lived between the beach and saltwater marsh, her life organized by the tides. After an epiphany in a traumatic summer of 1999, Barbara has focused on expressing tranquility, ephemerality, and meditation in her artwork with trees/water as her subject. She combines digital photographs with other media creating works on paper, panel, handmade books, and installations. She also sometimes writes haiku to accompany her artwork.
Barbara has exhibited extensively, including solo shows in Hartford, New Haven, and Boston. Her work in corporate and private collections includes Memorial Sloan Kettering hospitals in Manhattan, Westchester, and New Jersey. Awards include Fellowships/Grants from Connecticut Office of the Arts, Greater Hartford Arts Council, and Berkshire Taconic Foundation. She studied Fibers at Syracuse University and Cranbrook Academy of Arts.