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Barry Tinsley

2651 W. Thomas 3F
Chicago, IL 60622, U.S.A.
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Phone: 773 627-3900

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  • MFA    University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, School of Art and Art History
  • MA     University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, School of Art and Art History   
  • BA      College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, Fine Arts


  • 1978-       Self-employed Sculptor
  • Associate Professor of Art, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
  • Instructor in Art, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY


  • Lincoln Land Community College, State of Illinois, Springfield, IL 2006
    Percent for Art
  • Southern Illinois University Medical Center, Springfield, IL 2004
  • Illinois State University, Earth Science Building, State of Illinois, Normal,IL, 1998
  • University of Illinois, State of Illinois, Champaign, IL 1995
  • Broward County, River Walk, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 1992-95   
  • University of Arkansas-Little Rock, School of Law, Little Rock, AK 1993   
  • Kravis Center for Performing Arts, West Palm Beach, FL 1993   
  • City of Rockville, Rockville, MD 1988-90   
  • University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN1988   
  • State of Illinois Building, Chicago, IL 1986   
  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL 1985  
  • Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL 1983   
  • City of Chicago, Chicago, IL 1980(First project installed under new program)


  • International Sculpture Symposium, Rustavi, Republic of Georgia, 1991
  • Daniel Corporation, Riverfront Plaza, Richmond, VA 1990
  • MCL Developers, Chicago, IL 1989
  • Phillip Swager Associates, Peoria, IL 1989   
  • Private Commission, Morristown, NJ   
  • Green Companies, Datran Center, Miami, FL 1984  
  • Mercedes Benz, Paris, France   
  • Private Commission, Richmond, VA   
  • Borg-Warner Corporation, Chicago, Il 1984   
  • Anaconda Corporation, Div. of Atlantic Richfield Co. Rolling Meadows, IL   
  • Deerpath Art League, Village of Lake Forest, Lake Forest, IL   
  • Dayton Hudson Properties,  Four Commissions in Las Vegas, NV, Roseville, MN, and Novi, MI.   
  • Illinois State University, Center for the Visual Arts, Normal, IL


  • Mid America Bank, Schaumburg, IL   
  • Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, Hamilton, OH   
  • Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN   
  • Modern Art Museum, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia   
  • McDonald’s Corporation, New York, NY   
  • Lakeview Museum, Peoria, IL   
  • Piedmont Arts Association, Martinsville, VA   
  • National Museum of American Art, Koffler Foundation Collection,     
  • Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC   
  • Continental Bank, Seattle, WA   
  • Shore Bank, Chicago, IL   
  • Kemper Insurance Companies, Long Grove, IL   
  • Augustan College, Rock Island, IL   
  • City of Galesburg, IL   
  • Del Mar College Library, Corpus Christi, TX   
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA