Barbara Nessim is an internationally known artist, illustrator and educator. She received her art training at Pratt Institute (1956-60) in the Department of Illustration and Fine Art. Since 1980 she has been using the computer to create art and has lectured widely on the subject.
Her paintings and drawings are part of numerous public and private collections and have been shown in museums and galleries worldwide. Nessim's work is in the permanent collection of The Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, USA; Lunds Kunsthal, Lund, Sweden; and the Szepmuveszeti Museum in Budapest, Hungary, among others. Nessim's work has been extensively shown including The Kunst Museum in Dusseldorf and The Louvre in Paris, as well as a solo exhibition at the Centro Colombo Americano in Bogota, Colombia and most recently in 2003 at bitforms gallery in New York City's Chelsea area. Nessim's artwork has appeared in many publications and has graced the covers of Time, Rolling Stone, and Frankfurter Allgemeine.