Bri Barton is an artist, witch, plant tender, and organizer. Her work elevates and embodies racial and environmental justice, anti-imperial history, earth worship and defiant celebrations of life. She uses paint, ink, shadows, light, and story to create art that is collaborative, participatory, and informative.
Collaboration is an essential part of Bri’s creative process. She is co-creator of Water Ways, a series of collaborative drawings illustrating the unfolding story of natural gas resistance in the Mid Atlantic Region. Bri is a founding member of the multi-disciplinary painting troupe, ROMPUS. She is also a member of Soil Generation, a black-led coalition of Philadelphia organizations and individuals who support community-managed green space, gardens, and farms through advocacy, grassroots organizing, and education.
Bri is the writer and illustrator of Everything Dies! A Coloring Book About Life!. Her freelance illustration work includes album art, event posters, tattoo designs, and custom stationery. She also teaches garden education and botanical illustration for all ages. Bri graduated Valedictorian from Moore College of Art in 2011 with a double-major in Fine Art and Curatorial Studies.
She loves learning, teaching, climbing trees, and composting systems of oppression.