Barry Underwood


Masters of Fine Art, Photography
    Cranbrook Academy of Art; Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Bachelor of Arts, Photography
    Indiana University Northwest; Gary, Indiana

Bachelor of Arts, Theatre
    Indiana University Northwest; Gary, Indiana


Assistant Professor, Photography Department
    Cleveland Institute of Art; Cleveland, Ohio


The Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio | The Cleveland Art Association, Cleveland, Ohio | The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio | The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio | The Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio | Cohesant, Beachwood, Ohio | Eaton Corporation, Beachwood, Ohio | Elton John Photography Collection, Atlanta, Georgia | The George Gund Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio | Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky | The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Texas | The Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield Village, Ohio | Rockefeller Family Art Collection, Petaluma, California | Speak Magazine, San Francisco, California | TIAA-CREFF, New York, New York


2013 Creative Workforce Fellowship, Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, Cleveland, Ohio

2011 Cleveland Arts Prize, Visual Arts, Cleveland, Ohio

2011 Focus Project Monthly Award Winner

2008 Individual Excellence Award grant from the Ohio Arts Council

Select Exhibitions

2014 Scenes, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, New York, New York

2013 Moving Nature, LCAD on Forest, Laguna College of Art + Design, Laguna Beach, California

2013 Of Land and Local, Burlington City Arts, Burlington, Vermont

2013 Land of Milk and Honey, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

2013 Active Light: Barry Underwood and Chris McCaw, Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, Utah

2013 Trace Artifice, Johansson Projects, Oakland, California

2013 The Gravity of Sculpture, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, New York

2013 Cuyahoga, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio

2012 Inside Out and From the Ground Up, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio

2012 Fables, Gallery 1Point618, Cleveland, Ohio

2011 Gentlemen of Oddity: Barry Underwood and Steven Jones, Sculpture Center, Cleveland, Ohio

2011 SuperNatural Landscapes by Bruce Checefsky and Barry Underwood, Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio

2011 Land of Magic: Artists Explore Make Believe, Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts; Walnut Creek, California

2010 Unearthed, Johansson Projects; Oakland, California

2010 Deep Space: Ohio Photographers, Riffe Gallery; Columbus, Ohio

2010 Summer Nights: Solo Exhibition Skew Gallery; Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2010 Skew Gallery at NEXT, The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging; Chicago, Illinois

2010 Landscape: Unfeigned or Illusory, Mpls Photo Center; Minneapolis, Minnesota

2010 Staged, Skew Gallery; Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2009 Earth Engines, Johannson Projects; Oakland, California

2009 Skew Gallery at Art Basel; Miami Beach, Florida

2009 Skew Gallery at NEXT, The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art; Chicago, Illinois

2009 Night Light, Heights Arts Gallery, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

2008 (Re)Imaging Photography, Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art; Cleveland, Ohio

2008 Altered Landscape Summit Gallery; Banff, Alberta

2008 Skew Gallery at The 17th Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition; Santa Monica, California

2007 Skew Gallery at Photo Miami; Miami, Florida

2007 Light, Solo Exhibition, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Race Street Gallery; Grand Rapids, Michigan

2007 Side by Side, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland; Cleveland, Ohio

2007 The Ends of Photography: Modeling the Photographic, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University; Youngstown, Ohio


2014 The Macdowell Colony
Artist in Residence, Peterborough, New Hampshire

2013 Burlington City Arts
Artist in Residence, Shelburne Farms Project, Burlington, Vermont

2011 The Macdowell Colony
Artist in Residence, Peterborough, New Hampshire

2010 Headlands Center for the Arts
Alumni Residence, Sausalito, California

2010 The Center for Land Use Interpretation
Artist in Residence, Wendover Residency Program, Wendover, Nevada

2009 Headlands Center for the Arts
Artist in Residence, Sausalito, California

2008 I-Park
Artist in Residence, East Haddam, Connecticut

2007 Banff Center for the Arts
Imaginary Places, Artist in Residence Banff, Alberta, Canada



2013 Cuyahoga, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio

2012 Horseshoe Lake, The City of Shaker Heights, Shaker Heights, Ohio (Organized through LAND Studio, Cleveland, Ohio)



Feature: A Conversation with Barry Underwood

Dreaming Lights and Photography
Nocturne & Chocolate

Photographers Speak

l'appareil photo, le poête et la nature...



Peisaje de Pe Altă Lume GQ Romania, September 2013

Cool Hunting Barry Underwood's Luminescent Landscapes, James Thorne, June 6, 2013

Art Hopper Sisyphus, Hercules and Barry Underwood, Lane Cooper, April 10, 2013

Land Art Floriane Herrero
Ambre Viaud, Palette France

Crazy Photography Diane Routex, Vivays France

Mental Floss Nature in a New Light Lucas Reilly July/August, 2013 New York, New York

Børn Journal A Symphony of Light: The At of Barry Underwood Michelle Aldredge Fall 2012

World Landscape Architecture Illuminated Landscapes | Barry Underwood Damian Holmes April 15, 2012

Landscape "Flashing Scenery" Architecture, Issue 98

RougeHovering Between Reality and Illusion Edge Li Sweet June 12, 2012 China

Konsept Projeler Magazine Interesting Landscape Architecture Istanbul, Turkey

Beautiful Decay Barry Underwood's Light Art Installations Amir H. Fallah March 6, 2012

Design Boom Barry Underwood's Light Art Installations March 7, 2012

Design Taxi Photographer Alters Landscapes With Light Installations March 8, 2012

Cleveland Magazine Land Minds Emma Sleva November 2011

Juxtapoz Magazine Feature: A Conversation with Barry Underwood Jasmine Cabanaw August 30, 2011

Gwarlingo Barry Underwood: Transforming the familiar into the extraordinary Michelle Aldredge August 28, 2011

Real Simple Magazine Features Section March 2011 New York, New York

Pinic Magazine December 2010 Tel Aviv, Isreal

Photo + Summer Nights Fall 2010 Seoul, Korea

Color Spotlight March 2010 Novato, California

London Times, Spectrum Magazine The Shape of Things to Come: Images to Colour the New Decade January 3 2010 London, England