Born and raised in Berwyn, Illinois, Barbara Jo McLaughlin is a nationally recognized sculptor whose work is in numerous public and private collections including the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the Tucson Museum of Art, the Borg Warner Corporate Collection, the Tucson Airport Authority, the City of Chandler, Trans West, the Rockford Manufacturing Group, Pima Community College, and Taylor Freezer.
She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MA and MFA from Northern Illinois University. Ms. McLaughlin is a board member and past president of the Contemporary Art Society, an affiliate of the Tucson Museum of Art, and formerly Department Chair and art faculty at Pima Community College. She recently retired and works full time creating sculpture. Her work is represented by the Davis Dominguez Gallery in Tucson, Arizona.