Colleen Barry was raised in New York City. She began her pursuit to master figure drawing and painting as a teenager at the Arts Students League and the National Academy of Design. Later she studied under New York based artists such as Sam Adoquei, Andrea Smith, and Jacob Collins. Colleen has been the recipient of the Newington Cropsy Grant, which sent her to study in Italy is 2004. She returned to Italy once more in 2011 to reside as an affiliated fellow at the American Academy in Rome with her husband Will St. John. Colleen lives and works in New York City. She sells her work privately out of her studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and teaches drawing at the Grand Central Atelier in Long Island City, New York. Visit: