Barbara Milman is a book artist and printmaker. Her work pushes conventional boundaries, combining traditional methods with contemporary digital techniques. She has exhibited in dozens of solo shows and hundreds of group shows throughout the United States since the early 1980's. Her prints and books are in the collections of dozens of museums and university art libraries, including at Stanford, Yale, the Getty Museum, the Chicago Art Institute, the Cleveland Art Institute, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis, the University of Southern California, and the Art Museum at Yad Vashem, Israel.
Barbara Milman has won numerous awards for her prints and artist books, and is included in The Best of Printmaking: An International Collection (1997). She is a past president of the California Society of Printmakers. She lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.
“For the past several years my work has focused on climate change. "Coral Frolic" is
one of a series of "travel poster" prints. These tongue-in-cheek prints show the dark side of seemingly innocent pleasures. They encourage people to visit the coral reefs now, before our addiction to oil destroys them. As atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide increase, they warm and acidify the oceans, killing coral reefs and other marine life.
Each of the "travel poster" prints began by using linoleum plates in a modular fashion. I then added digitally created collage elements and hand stamped type. The result is a series of handmade, unique, mixed technique.”