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



Associate Professor, Photography and Video 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

2015 Altered Landscapes, Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio

2015 Barry Underwood / Sarah Kabot / Kevin Maginnis, The Suburban, Oak Park, Illinois

2014 Altering Spaces, Russell Hill Rodgers Gallery, The Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, Texas

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

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

2009 Earth Engines, Johannson Projects; Oakland, California



2015 Teton Art Lab
Artist in Residence, Jackson, Wyoming

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)


Select Publications

18 Green Artists Who Are Making Climate Conservation a Priority Huffington Post, July 22, 2014

Landscape Light Installations by Barry Underwood SHFT, July 7, 2014

Surreal Light Scenes Created Deep Within Nature by Barry Underwood My Modern Met, July 2, 2014

Natural Landscapes Turned Surreal by Artificial Light Slate, June 27, 2014

You’ve never seen photos of nature like these: Barry Underwood’s Electric Landscapes The Weather Channel, June 25, 2014

Fresh News: There’s Something in the Atmosphere Fresh Art International, June 19, 2014

The Amazing Long Exposures and Art Installations of Barry Underwood The Phoblographer, June 18, 2014

Enchanted Landscapes EVA, June 18, 2014

Electric Landscapes Reveal the World’s Most Pressing Environmental Issues The Huffington Post, June 16, 2014

Artist Barry Underwood Creates Landscape Auras to Reveal Human Impact on Nature GARAKAMI, June 13, 2014

Homebrew Electronics Turn Landscapes into Unearthly Sci-Fi Scenes Wired, June 3, 2014

Paesaggi surreali, l’arte della luce che arreda” Repubblica, May 30, 2014

Photo Series Electrifies the Wilderness and City with Vibrant LEDs the Creators Project May 23, 2014

De buitenaardse lichtkunstwerken van Barry Underwood BREKEND, May 23, 2014

"Scenes" , Barry Underwood Design Playground, May 23, 2014

Landscape Light Installations by Barry Underwood Colossal, May 21, 2014

The Art of Tinkering Weldon Owens Publishing

Peisaje de Pe Altă Lume GQ Romania, September 2013

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

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

Land Art Palette France

Crazy Photography Vivays France

Nature in a New Light Mental FlossJuly/August, 2013 New York, New York

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

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

Interesting Landscape Architecture Konsept Projeler Magazine Istanbul, Turkey

Barry Underwood's Light Art Installations Beautiful Decay March 6, 2012

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

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

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

Features Section Real Simple Magazine March 2011

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