Barbara Campbell Thomas’s work engages the daily challenge of locating ourselves amidst the barrage of imagery and information that is characteristic of 21st century life; her paintings and collages capitalize on fragmentation, the unexpected results arising from a commingling of different materials, and an interest in finding idiosyncratic order amidst disorder.
Barbara Campbell Thomas's work has been exhibited nationally, in such venues as the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina, the Atlanta Center for Contemporary Art, Marcia Wood Gallery, the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, Michigan, A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, New York and 1708 Gallery in Richmond, Virginia. She has been an artist-in-residence three times at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences in Rabun Gap, Georgia, as well as at the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. Additionally, she was a fellow at the Yale Summer School of Music and Art in Norfolk, Connecticut.
Barbara Campbell Thomas is represented by Schulman Project in Baltimore, Maryland. Her most recent solo exhibition, "World without end," showed at Schulman Project in April 2014.