Barbara Keim has used the computer as an art tool dating back to the early 1980s.
Barbara Keim originally received traditional fine arts training and became involved in graphic design/illustration freelance endeavors early on. She had incidentally been introduced to a high-end paint system while in NYC at a marketing demonstration and was completely enamored with computer graphics artistic potential of the software, and digital photography. This has since become her choice of artistic medium.
She has worked as an art director, consultant/instructor, and chairperson for 15 years, continues as a full-time art professor, and freelance designer as well as creating and exhibiting her fine art.
In addition to her full-time teaching at Westfield State University, and running the art department for 15 years, she was hired by Lesley University in Cambridge MA. to teach for the Graduate school travel program in Education.
Originally hired at Westfield State University to integrate computer graphics into the graphic design concentration, and to develop a computer graphics course sequence, she remained involved in curriculum development, receiving her doctorate in 1993.
Her digital work has been published in publications internationally, inclusive of Prix Ars Electronica, a book on artists, Linz, Austria, Delta Informatics Corporation - Calendars, Athens, Greece, and The Encyclopedia of Living Artists, NYC, NY. The best computer art in the World, Slide archive, in Bloomsburg, PA, USA, and in Computer Graphics World Magazine, L.A. California. Exhibiting computer graphics in Austria, Vancouver/Canada, Ottawa/Canada, and across the U.S. for many decades.
Barbara Keim continues to teach, consult, and create computer graphics in Massachusetts.