Barbara Friedman

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Seated in my studio between “We can’t have Heaven Crammed” and “Bring Home the Bacon”, both oil on linen.

Barbara Friedman is an artist based in New York City and a professor of art at Pace University. She has exhibited widely, with multiple two- and three-person shows in the last few years, at spaces including Five Myles in Brooklyn, NY; (2020), Sara Nightingale Gallery in Sag Harbor, NY (2019); and Amy Simon Fine Art in Westport, CT (2017); as well as 36 solo shows, most recently at CAS in Livingston Manor, NY and Hamilton Square in Jersey City (2017), Buddy Warren Gallery in New York, NY (2016); BCB Art in Hudson, NY (2015); Ober Gallery in Kent, CT (2014); Ethan Petitt Gallery in Brooklyn, NY (2014); the Painting Center (2012); and twice at Michael Steinberg Fine Art in New York, NY (2007, 2009).  Earlier solo exhibitions were at Art Resources Transfer, The Queens Museum, and White Columns (all NYC); Carnegie-Mellon University, Cleveland State University, the Roanoke Museum of Fine Arts, and the Dana Wright Gallery in San Francisco among others.
Reviews of Friedman’s work have appeared in the New York Times, the New York Sun, The Irish Times, Newsday, Art in America, ARTS Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor and Artweek.

Interviews have appeared in Artspiel.org, Figure/Ground and by Paul D’Agostino.

A group of her paintings was selected for the 2007 issue of New American Paintings, and another group for the 2010 issue. She was an Artist in Residence twice at the Marie Walsh Foundation Summer Seminar and has also been awarded residencies at Yaddo, The Virginia Center for the Arts, and the Bogliasco Foundation.

The books mentioned in the interview are: Eleanor Heartney, Doomsday Dreams: The Apocalyptic Imagination in Contemporary Art (Silver Hollow Press, 2019) and Richard Powers, The Overstory (W. W. Norton, 2018)

Self portrait with Pig
Watercolors on Studio Wall
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