2D Studio Division
MFA-University of California, Berkeley
Visual Artist, Barbara Penn uses poetic, literary and everyday sources in paintings, drawings and installations, together with personal and socio/political themes. Solo exhibitions include Harwood Museum Foundation Studio, Taos, NM; Gallery A, Chicago, IL; ARTEMISIA, Chicago, IL; Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA; Galerie Napela, Berlin, Germany; and Studio Lo-do Contemporary Arts Gallery, Phoenix, AZ.
Selected group exhibitions include Giltig Landings, Galleri Se Konst, Falun, Sweden, and regn, smuts, guns and ord, Rattviks Konsthall, Rattvik, Sweden (2011), Ground Game, University Memorial Center Art Gallery, UC Boulder, CO (2010), Multiples on Paper, A Global Perspective, Galleri Se Konst, Falun, Sweden (2009), Kamer 108, Academie of Beeldende Kunst, Gent, Belgium (2008), Sommer Akzente, Galerie Schoen + Nalepa, Berlin, Germany (2006), Freedom, Basel Miami International at Artpoint, Miami, FL, (2002), Conversations from My Heart, Educational Alliance, New York, NY (2001), Language as Object: Emily Dickinson and Contemporary Visual Art, Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA, (1997) and Farbe Gold, Dekor * Metapher *Symbol, the Obere Galerie im Haus am Lutzowplatz, Berlin, Germany (1992).
Penn's Emily Dickinson inspired installations were featured in Kore Press's BIG READ TUCSON, (funded by the N.E.A. in partnership with Arts Midwest, Fall 2011) and she was invited as Artist in-Residence to Orsa Graphic Print Studio, Orsa, Sweden (July, 2011). Other artist residency invitationals include Harwood Museum and Foundation, Taos, NM (2008), Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium (2007), La Ruche, Paris (2000), The Mill, Hydra, Greece (1998), Organizatorzy Pleneru, Julin, Poland (1998,1996), Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY (1990) and Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY (1990).
Citations have appeared in the 'Dala-Demokraten', the 'Dalarnas Tidnigar' and in the 'MORA Tidning', Sweden (July, 2011), 'Tempo', Taos, NM (August, 2008), 'Art in America', New York, NY, (December, 2002) and in 'New American Paintings', Open Studio Press, vol. 42, Boston, MA, (2002). Penn was panelist at the Arizona International Film Festival, Tucson, AZ (2008) and received an Arizona Commission on the Arts Grant (2006). She was awarded a fellowship to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME (1985). Penn joined the faculty of the School of Art in 1991 and teaches painting, drawing and combined media.
Art Bldg, Room 316