"Randy Garber's art is intelligently and emotionally loaded. She produces works with a mastery of technique that adds resonance to the narratives we inevitably construct when we encounter her images. Garber's art draws on her particular experiences and situations to produce intensely personal yet broadly human images, ones that demand dialogue and reflection. She is an artist who understands the power and complexity of visual communication in a profound and nuanced manner."

—Jim Richard Wilson, Director, Opalka Gallery, The Sage Colleges, New York

Randy Garber

Photo by Robin Z. Boger

Biography

Randy Garber's studio practice is divided between her studio in Somerville, MA and the Mixit Print Studio, where she is a Partner, also in Somerville, MA.

A recipient of many artist awards and grants including ones from the Traveling Fellowship from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, The Wynn Newhouse Foundation, Somerville Artist Council, Puffin Foundation and St. Botolph Foundation, Garber's work can be found in museum, corporate, and private collections including The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Decordova Museum, the Boston Athenaum, The Boston Public Library, the Children's Hospital, Karp Cancer Research Building, and the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf in Portland, ME. Recent exhibitions of Garber's work include the Decordova Museum, Boston Convention Center, and the Dishman Art Museum.

She works eclectically, with a passion for using traditional printmaking and painting techniques to express her intensively researched contemporary concerns and concepts. Garber was raised in Philadelphia, PA watching her father, a hand engraver, carve portraits into silver platters and minute family crests into signet rings.

Randy Garber currently teaches drawing and printmaking at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and lives in Somerville, MA.