Barbara Kidd Calvano was born in  Japan. She lived and traveled in Japan and the United States. Her work is primarily in oils, acrylic, watercolors and pastel drawings. “My work is focused on capturing the energies of the East and West. I feel that art is a transformative experience that can elevate humanity. The images for the abstract paintings and drawings are derived from sketches of female nude studies. Through color, form and line these sketches are juxtaposed and rendered into a work that brings forth the creative energies of female as spirit. From my experience as a dancer, choreographer, now a yogi, I create from the shapes, lines and form of movement adding color from Nature. mostly plants, flowers and skies. I am interested in  capturing breath and stillness. I am influenced by the Abstract Expressionist painters De Kooning, Gorky and Miro.”   Her paintings are in the collections of  many including fashion designers,  celebrities and more. Her work was displayed on Access Hollywood with Kim Cattrall  who is a collector of her art. She is also an actor and theater director that has appeared in film, television and Off Off Broadway productions in New York City. Most recently you can see her as ‘Asian Hobson’ in the film, “Arthur”.   For pricelist and appointments to view art, her studio is located in Rego Park, New York. Contact is bkiddcalvano@usa.net.

Barbara also is an Angel Intuitive, Life Coach, Radio Host, Speaker and Author. www.bcalvanocoaching.com


  • Mooney Center Gallery,  College of New Rochelle, NY   Solo show  2003
  • 4 East 89th Street Gallery, NY    Solo show   2002
  • Saint Peter’s Church Citicorp Building, New York   Solo show   2002
  • La Mama La Galleria, New York  Group show  1996
  • Walter Wickiser Gallery,  New York  Group show  1995
  • Cork Gallery Lincoln Center, New York  Group show  1994
  • Art Expo, New York Solo show   1994
  • 4 East 89th Street Gallery, New York   1993
  • Landmark Education Center, New York    Group show   1992, 1991,  1990
  • Mussavi Gallery,   New York   Group show   1989
  • WomanArt Gallery, New York  Group show    1980


Bachelor of Fine Arts,  Ohio State University,  Columbus , Ohio with                                        Robert Wilson, Twyla  Tharp, Lucy Venable, Louise Burns, Sharon Kinney, 

Arts Students League, New York  with Vaclav Vytlacil, Bruce Dorfman

National Academy School of Fine Arts and Design with David Dewey

Wolf Kahn, Irving Petlin