LISA MARIE BARBER

Department of Art, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144     

LisaMarieBarber@hotmail.com or BarberL@uwp.edu

Education:

1998     MFA, Ceramics/3D with Painting minor, the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

1992     BS, Sociology/Art minor, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

 

SELECTED LISTING OF EXHIBITIONS:

2019       The Phipps Galleries, Hudson, WI, "Lisa Marie Barber:  New Works"  (solo)

 

2018       South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN, "Lisa Marie Barber"  (solo)

     Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR, Generous Kingdom

     Healing Arts Program Gallery, Hudson Hospital, Hudson, WI, "Lisa Marie Barber: Works on Fabric" (solo)

     Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI, "95th Annual All Media Exhibition"

 

2017       Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, OR, "Evocative Garden: 2017 NCECA Annual Exhibition" 

    Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, "Stacked"

    Silverwood Park Gallery, St. Anthony, MN, "Roots and Wings"

    Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, IL, "64 Arts National Juried Exhibition"

    Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN. "Art of the Garden"

                H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art, Kenosha, WI. "Kenosha and Racine Invitational"

    Foundation Gallery, Kenosha, WI. "Art Department Faculty Exhibition"

   Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR, Generous Kingdom

 

2016          Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago, IL, "One Wall: Lisa Marie Barber" (solo)

                   Silverwood Park Gallery, St. Anthony, MN. "National Juried Exhibition"

                  Circle Galley, Annapolis, MD, "Maryland Fed. of Arts 4th Biennial Fiber Options Exhibition"

                   NG Nelson Gallery, Springfield, IL, "Shapes of Influence: National Juried Ceramics Exhibition"

                   Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, Latino/a Americans: 500 Years of History”

 Bradley University Galleries, Peoria, IL, “5th Central Time Ceramics”

 Kavanagh Gallery, St. Charles, IL, "Garden Party" 

 

2015        Racine Art Museum/Wustum Museum, Racine, WI, “Lisa Marie Barber” (solo)

                 Sinclair Galleries, Cedar Rapids, IA, “River2River Regional Ceramics Exhibition”

                 Flow Art Space, St. Paul, WI, “2015 National Juried Exhibition”

                 John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI, “Folktales and Legends”

                 Ruth Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek, CA, “21st Annual Sculpture in the Garden”

                 Foundation Gallery, Kenosha, WI, “UW-Parkside Art Faculty”

 

2014         NCECA 2014, Milwaukee, WI, “AdorNation: A. Dabasi and LM Barber” (2-person)

                 Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD, “Looking at Ourselves”

                 Garfield Park Art Center, Indianapolis, IN, “Fiber Tales”

                 Concordia Art Gallery, St. Paul, MN, “Concordia Continental Ceramics Competition”

 

2013        Building Imagination Center, Modesto, CA, “3 Hearts & Wonderwall” (2-person)

                 HF Johnson Gallery of Art, Kenosha, WI, “The Return of Rococo” (3-person)

                 Raices Taller 222, Tucson, AZ, “Mujeres, Mujeres, Mujeres”

 

2012        Fuller Craft Museum, Brocton, MA, “Matter of Size: Ceramic Figurines”

                 Concordia Art Gallery, St. Paul, MN, “Concordia Continental Ceramics Competition”

                 Nicolet Art Gallery, Rhinelander, WI, “Northern National”

 

2011         Fuller Craft Museum, Brocton, MA, “Matter of Size: Ceramic Figurines”

                 Central College, Pella, IA, “Lisa Marie Barber” (solo)

                 Quad City Arts, Rock Island, IL, “Gabriella Boros and Lisa Marie Barber” (2-person)

                 Foundation Gallery, Kenosha, WI, “Faculty Focus: Lisa Marie Barber” (solo)        

                 Raices Taller, Tucson, AZ, “Three Hearts and Other work

 

2010         Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN, “Lisa Marie Barber” (solo)

                 Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA, “Exchange”

                 Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, “Exchange”

                 Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS, “Body Awareness” 

                 Waukegan Art Windows—Building 202, Waukegan, IL, “Three Houses and More” (solo)

                 Raices Taller 222, Tucson, AZ, “Mujeres, Mujeres, Mujeres”

                 Minnetonka Arts Center, Wayzata, MN, “Art Educators”

                 UW-Parkside Art Gallery, Kenosha, WI, “The Team”

 

2009       Genesee Center for the Arts, Rochester, NY, “Lisa Marie Barber” (solo)

                 Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, “Twelfth International Open”

                 NCECA 2009, Bentley Projects, Phoenix, AZ,“4 Artists/4 Perspectives”

                 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI “LM Barber” (solo)

   Paul Watkins Gallery, Winona, MN, “Six McKnight Artists

   Fine Arts Gallery, U. of MN, Morris, MN,  “2008-09 McKnight Artists Tour”

                 Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, “Mirando Al Sur”

                                               

2008       Providence Art Windows, Providence, RI, “Three Hearts” (solo)

                 Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN, “2006 Mc Knight Artists”

                 North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, “Lisa Marie Barber” (2-person)

                 Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, “Clay and Fiber”

    Gallery RFD, Swainsboro, GA, The Art of Contemporary Craft”

    Fine Arts Gallery, U. of MN, Morris, MN,  “2008-09 McKnight Artists Tour”

                  UW-Parkside Art Gallery, Kenosha, WI, “Buildings are Around” (solo)

 

2007         Gallery 221, New York, NY, “Three Hearts” (solo)   

Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO, “Flyers” (solo)

NCECA 2007, Louisville, KY, “New Work” (solo)

Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, NY, “Back to the 50’s”

Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL,  “Child in Us”

UW-Parkside, Kenosha, WI, “Art Faculty Exhibition”

 

2006      CUNY Hunter College, New York, NY, “Artist-in-Residence”  (solo)

                Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, NY, “The Lady Doth Protest Too Much”

                Zoller Gallery, Penn State, University Park, PA, “Crafts National 40”

               Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, WI, “Legacy”

 

2005       J. Gross Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, “Some Parts Are Roads” (solo)

Kansas State U., Manhattan, KS, “Art Quilts: M. James and L.M. Barber” (2-person)

Zoller Gallery at Penn State, University Park, PA, “Crafts National 39”

Museum of Fine Art, Florida State U., Tallahassee, FL, “Combined Talents” 

John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA, “Thirty Ceramic Sculptors”

Guildford Handcraft Center, Guilford, CT, “Mixed Media Quilts”

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI, “Heart Shaped World” (solo)

Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI, “Bottoms Up”

UW-Parkside, Kenosha, WI, “Art Faculty Exhibition”

 

2004        Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN, “Heart Shaped World” (solo)                   

Merwin Gallery, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL, “Some Cities” (solo)

Larson Art Gallery, St. Paul, MN, “Three Views” (3-person)

Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, “Her Mark” 

Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN, “Upper Midwest Sculpture”

Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN, “Urban Playground” (solo)

NCECA 2004, Indianapolis, IN, “Monument” (solo)

San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, “24th Art Auction”

UW-Parkside, Kenosha, WI, “Art Faculty Exhibition”

 

2003       

Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA, “Playful Spaces” (solo)

Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA, “Artists-in-Residence”

Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA, “New Worlds” (solo)                                        

CP Artspace, Washington DC, “Home”                                                   

El Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, CA, “L. Huerta and LM Barber” (2-person)

Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA, “Crafts National 37”               

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, CA, “Solo Mujeres”

Atkinson Gallery, SB City College, Santa Barbara, CA, “Lisa Marie Barber” (solo) 

 

2002       

Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA, “Lisa Marie Barber” (solo)

Works San Jose, San Jose, CA, “Artist-in-Residence Exhibition” (solo)

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, “73rd Crocker-Kingsley Juried Exhibition”

 Pro Arts, Oakland, CA, “Juried Annual Members’ Exhibition”

 Ventura College Art Gallery 2, Ventura, CA, “Playful Spaces” (solo)

 Napa Valley College Fine Arts Gallery, Napa, CA, “Bay Area V”

 Silvermine Guild Gallery, New Canaan, CT, “Craft USA 2002”

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, CA, “New Generation”

The Artery, Davis, CA, “13th Annual California Clay Competition”

Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA, “C’est la Vie”

 

2000       

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, “Life from Clay” (3-person)

 Artship Foundation Project, Oakland, CA, “Lisa Marie Barber: Industrialization” (solo)

 Santa Clara University Art Gallery, “Art Faculty Exhibition” (group)

 

1998       

MexicArte Museum, Austin, TX, “Diversity and Emergence Series: Lisa Marie Barber” (solo)

Arlington Museum of Art, Ft. Worth, TX, “NCECA Regional Student Exhibition”

Art-Space Gallery, Fresno, CA, “Lisa Marie Barber and Paul Rothenstein” (2-person)

Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, CA, “Lisa Marie Barber: Paintings” (solo)

500X Gallery, Dallas, TX, “Expo ‘98”

 North Texas State University, Denton, “Ceramics USA Annual National Exhibition”

 UT-Austin Huntington Gallery, Austin, TX, “1998 MFA Exhibition: 10”  

 

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE AND VISITING ARTIST POSITIONS:

Residencies

- McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC. 2009. (Alternate, International) 2009

- McKnight Artist Residency, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN. June- Aug. 2007

- City University of New York, Hunter College, New York, NY. Jan.- Aug. 2006

- University of Arizona Ceramics Area, Tucson, AZ. May-Aug. 2005

- Artists Invite Artists, Watershed Center for Ceramic Art, Newcastle, ME. Aug. 200

- Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA. Dec. 2002- May 2003

- Works San Jose, San Jose, CA. Sept.- Nov. 2002

Visiting Artist Positions

- University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI. Oct. 2016

- Racine Art Museum, Osborne & Scekic Foundation Fellow presentations, Racine, WI. Fall 2015

- Illinois Wesleyan U., Anthony E. Stellaccio Visiting Artist Series, Bloomington, IL. Feb. 2013

- Central College, Pella, IA. March 2011

- Genesee Art Center, Rochester, NY. Jan. 2009

- Murray State University, Murray, KY. April 2008

- Texas Tech University, Persistence of the Figure Series, Lubbock, TX. Jan. 2006

- University of Arizona, College of Fine Arts Visiting Artist Series, Tucson, AZ. Oct. 2005

- Tucson Consortium on the Arts/Southern AZ Clay Artists, Tucson, AZ. Oct. 2005

- California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, Davis, CA. May 2005

 

AWARDS, GRANTS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS:

Awards 

- Lonnie Eugene Stewart Special 2017 Sculpture Award, 64 Arts National, Monmouth, IL.  2017

- Second Place Award, 5th Central Time Ceramics Exhibition, , Heuser Art Gallery, Peoria, IL. 2016

- Faculty Distinguished Service Award, UW-Parkside, Kenosha, WI. 2016

- Best in Show Award, National Juried Exhibition, Flow Art Space, St. Paul, MN. 2015

- 2014-2015 Fellowship Award, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI. 2014 -. 2015

- Nominee, Stella Gray Teaching Award, UW-Parkside, Kenosha, WI. 2014, 2015, and 2017

- Nominee, Faculty Distinguished Service Award, UW-Parkside, Kenosha, WI. 2015

- Nominee, Advising Excellence Award, UW-Parkside, Kenosha, WI. 2013

- Anthony E. Stellaccio Visiting Artist, Illinois Wesleyan Univ., Bloomington, IL. 2013

- Finalist, Wisconsin Triennial, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, WI. 2010

- Artist Residency Award (1st alternate), McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC. 2008

- Mc Knight Artist Residency Award, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN. 2006

- Emerging Artist Award, National Council on Ed. for the Ceramic Arts (NECEA). 2002

- Emerging Talent Award, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, CA. 2002   

- Purchase Award, California Clay Competition, Davis, CA. 2002

Industrial Materials Award, California Clay Competition, Davis, CA. 2002     

- First Merit Award, “From The Ground Up” Region Competition, El Paso, TX. 1997

- Merit Award, UT-Austin, Art Dept., Austin, TX. 2 awards. 1996 and 1997

- Invited Participant, Northern Ariz. University BFA Exhibition, Flagstaff, AZ. 1992

- Level 3 Award, National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, A.R.T.S. program. 1988

Grants

- UW-P Research and Creative Activity Grant, applied/awarded every year, 2003-present

- UW-P Faculty/Staff Prof. Opportunities Fund applied/awarded all but one year 2003-present

- Artist Residency Award, funding, (alternate), McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC. 2008

- Mc Knight Artist Res. Award, funding, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN. 2006

- UW-P Provost’s Plan 2008 Fund, 1 grant applied/awarded. 2006

- UW-P 2008 Diversity Monitoring & Assessment Committee, 3 grants applied/awarded. 2003-05

- UT-Austin Student Travel Grant, 1997

Scholarships/Fellowships

- David Bruton Jr. Graduate Fellowship, UT-Austin, Austin, TX. 1997

Graduate Opportunity Fellowship, UT-Austin, Austin, TX. 1996 and 1997

- Presidential Scholarship, UT-Austin, Austin, TX. 1995

- Arizona Academic Scholarship for State Universities, AZ. 1988 - 1992

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

“Urban Garden” (images and text). Evocative Garden: National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts 2017 Annual International Exhibition (catalogue). NCECA press, Erie, CO. March 2017.

“Brownish Girl” (featured image and artwork). “Biennial art show opening at Carthage” written by Jessica Stephen. Kenosha News, Kenosha, WI. January 5, 2017.

Wustum hosts RAM Artist Fellowship Exhibition” written by Lee B. Roberst about the RAM 2015 Fellowship exhibition. The Journal Times, Racine, WI. November 4, 2015.

 “The Bride” (cover image).  Straylight Literary Magazine, Volume 8.14, Kenosha, WI. Fall 2014.

“Yellow Hearted Woman” (image).  Featured in “Expose” section, Ceramics Monthly Magazine, Westerville, OH. Pgs. 40-43. Nov. 2014.

“Some Parts are Roads” (images). Included in 500 Figures in Clay Volume 2 (book) Lark Books, a division of Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. New York, NY. 2014.

“Exploring Sentimentalities Dark Edges”, (review by Cate McQuaid of “Fresh Figurines: A New Look at a Historic Art Form” exhibition The Boston Globe, Boston, MA. November 2011.

Massachusetts’ Fuller Craft Museum’s Powerful Ceramic Figurine Exhibit, (review by Richard Friswell of “Fresh Figurines: A New Look at a Historic Art Form” exhibition) Artes Magazine (on-line publication) December, 2011

“Ideas about Cities: Lisa Marie Barber” (review). Written by Dan Grossman for NUVO Newsweekly, Indianapolis, IN. Oct. 12, 2010.

“Bride Time” (review of Mujeres Mujeres Mujeres exhibition). Tucson Weekly, Tucson, AZ, Pg 27. June 3-9 issue, 2010.

“Heart Shaped World” and “Three Hearts” (images). Included in 500 Ceramic Sculptures (book). Lark Books, a division of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. New York, NY. May 2009

“Four Artists/Four Perspectives” (images and text). Contributed one of four artist entries for the article included in National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts 2009 Journal (journal). NCECA press, Erie, CO. April 2009.

“Gender, Culture, Clay: A Discussion” (review). Written and submitted by Allison Luce, Critical Ceramics (electronic journal), Dorchester, MA. Pgs. 1-5. Oct. 13, 2008.

“Lisa Marie Barber” (essay with image of“Three Hearts”). Essays written by Robert Silberman, PhD. for Six McKnight Artists (catalogue), Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN. Pgs 8-9, 17. Summer 2008.

Form trumps Function” (review). Written by Mary Abbe for Minneapolis Star Tribune (newspaper), Minneapolis, MN. Aug.8, 2008.

 “Children of Clay” (review). Written by Dana Self for The Pitch, (Kansas City Weekly), Kansas City, MO. Pg. 28. April 26.

“Flyers” (image). Featured in “Worth the Trip” (article) by Mary Forsell for Home Companion Magazine, St. Louis, MO. Pg.48. Dec. 2007- Jan. 2008.

“Lisa Marie Barber at Leedy-Voulkos” (review). Written by Stephanie Lanter for American Ceramics Magazine, New York, NY.

“Lisa Marie Barber” (image of “Some Parts are Roads” with brief artist bio.). Featured in “Portfolio” section of American Craft Magazine, American Craft Council, New York, NY. Pg. 56. April/May 2006.

“Little City” (image). Included in The Figure in Clay: Contemporary Sculpting Techniques by Master Artists (book). Lark Books, a division of Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. New York, NY. Pg. 142. 2005.

“Girl” (image with artist bio.). Part of Thirty Ceramic Sculptors (catalogue). Pg. 13. Natsoulas Press, Davis, CA. April 2005.

“Little City” (image). Included in “Artful/ There are many shows linked to conference” (article by staff). The Indianapolis Star (newspaper), Indianapolis, IN. Pg. 14. March 14, 2004.

“Guardian” (image). Included in Her Mark 2004 (calendar/date book). 1 page. Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL. 2003.

“Working from a Humanist Agenda” (article). Written by Lisa Marie Barber for The NCECA Journal 2002, Volume 23, The 36th Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. Pgs. 205-206. Published and distributed by NCECA in Spring 2003.

“New Sanchez Art Center exhibits s offer emotional and artistic depth” (review). Written by Emmanuel Williams for the Pacifica Tribune (newspaper), Pacifica, CA. Pg. 14A. March 12, 2003.

Urban Playground Tapestries” (article). Written by Josef Woodard for Art Scene supplemental of the Santa Barbara News-Press (newspaper), Santa Barbara, CA. Pgs. 11, 31. Feb. 2003.

“Polychromatic Mutations” (review). Written by Sean Mageean for The Independent (weekly), Santa Barbara, CA. Pg. 51. Feb. 13, 2003.

“Lisa Marie Barber’s Utopian Spaces” (article). Written by Glen Brown, PhD for Ceramics Monthly Magazine, Westerville, OH. Pgs. 40-43. Dec. 2002.

“Self Portrait #2” (image). Included in “13th Annual California Clay Competition” (article by staff) Ceramics Monthly Magazine, Westerville, OH. Pg 42. Oct. 2002

Artists’ Works Are Alive and Well” (article). Written by Josef Woodard for Los Angeles Times, Ventura County, Ventura, CA. Pg. 50.  Jan. 2002

“The Cars Went By Fast” and “The Bath” (images). Included in The Santa Clara Review Volume 87 (journal), Santa Clara, CA. Pgs: cover and 62-63. Fall/Winter, 1999-2000

“The Cake” (image). Included in The Ceramic Design (book), Lark Books, Ashville, NC. Pg. 164. 1998.

 

GUEST ARTIST/LECTURES 1999-PRESENT:

Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID. Feb. 2016

Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI. Oct. 2015

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD. Nov. 2014

Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI. June 2014

University of Texas, Austin, TX. March 2013

Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL. Feb. 2013

NCECA Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ. April 2009

McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC. Aug. 2008

Murray State University, Murray, KY. April 2008

Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN. July 2007

City University of New York, Hunter College, New York, NY. 2006 and 2004

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. Jan. 2006

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. Oct. 2005

Tucson Consortium on the Arts, Tucson, AZ. Oct. 2005  

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Sept. 2005

California Conference for Advancement of Ceramic Art, Davis, CA. May 2005

Illinois State University, Normal, IL. Sept. 2004 and March 1999

Watershed Center for Ceramic Art, Newcastle, ME. Aug. 2004

Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA. May 2004

Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA. April 2003

Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, CA. March 2003

University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. April 2002

Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA. Feb. 2003

Works/San Jose, San Jose, CA. Oct. 2002

NCECA Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO. March 2002

The Artship Foundation, Oakland, CA. Oct. 1999

Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA. April 1999

University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO. April 1999

 

SELECTED UNIVERSITY TEACHING

            2016-present       Professor of Art, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI (Art Department Chair since 2012)

            2009-2016           Associate Professor of Art, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI

            2003-2009          Assistant Professor of Art, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI

            1999-2002           Lecturer (full time), Ceramics and Drawing, Santa Clara University., Santa Clara, CA