Biography

Drawing from his early theatrical training, and influenced by historical methods of staged photography and constructed set design, Barry Underwood seeks to transform ordinary, everyday vistas into unique, and often surreal, experiences.  Both Underwood’s installation process, which uses actual structures and may take several days to complete, and his documentation, employing long exposure times to harness the area’s ambient light, rely as much on the artist’s ability to harmoniously collaborate with nature as disrupt it.

His photographs are made in various locations around North America, with many of them shot during artist residencies, such as The Banff Center for the Arts (Canada), I-Park Foundation (CT), Headlands Center for the Arts (CA), The Center for Land Use Interpretation (UT), and The MacDowell Colony (NH), among others.

SELECT COLLECTIONS
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Elton John Photography Collection, Atlanta, GA
The Akron Art Museum, OH
The Cleveland Museum of Art, OH
TIAA-CREFF, New York, NY
Rockefeller Family Art Collection, Petaluma, CA

Barry Underwood, Scenes, Aurora Green, 2007, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Aurora Green, 2007
Archival Pigment Print
28 x 28 in.
Ed. of 10 + 2AP

Barry Underwood, Scenes, Blue Ice, 2004, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Blue Ice, 2004
C-Print
20 x 20 in.
Ed. of 5 + 1AP

Barry Underwood, Scenes, Trace (Pink), 2008, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Trace (Pink), 2008
Archival Pigment Print
28 x 28 in.
Ed. of 10 + 2AP

Barry Underwood, Scenes, Tree (MacDowell), 2013, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Tree (MacDowell), 2013
Archival Pigment Print
36 x 26 in.
Ed. of 5 + 2AP

Barry Underwood, Headlands (Outcrop), 2011, Scenes, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Headlands (Outcrop), 2011
Archival Pigment Print
36 x 36 in.
Ed. of 5 + 2AP

Barry Underwood, Scenes, Cornfield, Sirna's Farm (Diptych), 2013, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Cornfield, Sirna's Farm (Diptych), 2013
Archival Pigment Print
50 x 80 in.
Ed. of 3 + 2AP

Barry Underwood, Scenes, Wendover II (for John), 2011, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Wendover (Ammunition Storage), 2012
Archival Pigment Print
32 x 40 in.
Ed. of 10 + 2AP

Barry Underwood, Scenes, Barnett Newman, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Barnett Newman, 2012
Archival Pigment Print
50 x 40 in.
Ed. of 5 + 2AP

Barry Underwood, Scenes, Edgewater (Diptych), 2013, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Edgewater (Diptych), 2013
Archival Pigment Print
50 x 80 in.
Ed. of 3 + 2AP

Barry Underwood, Scenes, Ferns (for Francesca), 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Ferns (for Francesca), 2012
Archival Pigment Print
50 x 40 in.
Ed. of 5 + 2AP

Barry Underwood, Scenes, Norquay (Yellow), 2007, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Norquay (Yellow), 2007
Archival Pigment Print
36 x 36 in.
Ed. of 5 + 2AP
 

Barry Underwood, Scenes, Orange, 2007, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Orange, 2007
Archival Pigment Print
28 x 28 in.
Ed. of 10 + 2AP

Barry Underwood, Scenes, Stream (Orange), 2009, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Stream (Orange), 2009
Archival Pigment Print
40 x 32 in.
Ed. of 10 + 2AP

Barry Underwood, Scenes, Parade Field, 2009, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Parade Field, 2009
Archival Pigment Print
30 x 40 in.
Ed. of 5 + 2AP

Barry Underwood, Scenes, Rodeo Beach, 2009, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Rodeo Beach, 2009
Archival Pigment Print
39.7 x 50 in.
Ed. of 5 + 2AP

Barry Underwood, Scenes, Horseshoe Lake, 2013, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Horseshoe Lake, 2013
Archival Pigment Print
50 x 40 in.
Ed. of 5 + 2AP

Barry Underwood, Scenes, Trace (Blue), 2008, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Trace (Blue), 2008
Archival Pigment Print
28 x 28 in.
Ed. of 10 + 2AP

Barry Underwood, Scenes, Wendover I, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Wendover I, 2012
Archival Pigment Print
16.5 x 30 in.
Ed. of 10 + 2AP

Barry Underwood, Scenes, Miwok Trail, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Miwok Trail, 2010
Archival Pigment Print
31.5 x 40 in.
Ed. of 10 + 2AP

Barry Underwood, Scenes, Ferns II (MacDowell), 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Ferns II (MacDowell), 2012
Archival Pigment Print
30 x 30 in.
Ed. of 10 + 2AP

Barry Underwood, Trace (Yellow), 2008, Scenes, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Trace (Yellow), 2008
Archival Pigment Print
28 x 28 in.
Ed. of 10 + 2AP

Barry Underwood, Scenes, Headlands II, 2009, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Headlands II, 2009
Archival Pigment Print
40 x 31.25 in.
Ed. fo 10 + 2AP

Barry Underwood, Scenes, Fish II, 2003, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Fish II, 2003
Archival Pigment Print
28 x 28 in.
Ed. of 10 + 2AP

Barry Underwood, Scenes, Wendover II (for John), 2011, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Wendover II (for John), 2011
Archival Pigment Print
40 x 50 in.
Ed. of 10 + 2AP