AMANDA BARROW                      


1982    Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, B.A. Humanities
concentrations in geology and visual art



Awards

2015    Massachusetts Cultural Council, Local Cultural Council, Springfield Massachusetts; funding 'Play to the Art' at the Bing Arts Center, Springfield, MA

2014    Massachusetts Cultural Council, Local Cultural Council, Amherst, Massachusetts; funding 'Play to the Prints' at Hope and Feathers Gallery, Amherst, MA

2011    TransCultural Exchange Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, scholarship 

2003    Lower East Side Printshop; New York, New York, monthly key-holder residency     

2002    Massachusetts Cultural Council, Professional Development grant; TheNetherlands          

2001    St. Botolph Club Foundation, Boston, Massachusetts; fellowship award

2001    Boston Cultural Council, Boston, Massachusetts; Individual Artist grant

2000    Artists’ Resource Trust, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Great Barrington, Massachusetts

2000    Massachusetts Cultural Council, Professional Development grant; Maine

1999    Massachusetts Cultural Council, Professional Development grant; Finland  

1998    New England Foundation for the Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; fellowship award

1994    Harvard / Radcliffe Ceramics Studio, Cambridge, Massachusetts; studio scholarship

1992    Fulbright research grant, India; handmade paper and printmaking techniques in South India

1989    The Drawing Center, New York, New York; honorarium

1988    Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine; scholarship for oriental papermaking class

1982    Laramie Art Guild, Laramie, Wyoming; honorarium

1970    The ‘500’ Festival of the Arts, Indianapolis, Indiana; second prize, fifth grade


Selected Exhibitions – Solo

2014    ECA+ Gallery, Easthampton, Massachusetts, "The Transparency Series"   

2014    Hope & Feathers Gallery, Amherst, MA, "Shape Meditations and Recent Monotype Prints"

2013    Stewart/Stand Gallery, New York, New York, "Shape Meditations"
2012    Hope & Feathers Gallery, Amherst, Massachusetts, “Chakras and Other Prints”

2012    Nash Gallery, Easthampton, Massachusetts, "Shape Meditations/Chakra Prints"

2011    LaPlace Galerie, Munich, Germany, “Chakra Series and Artist’s Books”

2010    The Elizabeth Foundation, New York, New York; "Retrospective"

2002    The Mayor’s Art Gallery, Boston City Hall, Boston, Massachusetts;  “The Asian Wall Series"   

2000    New England Foundation for the Arts, Boston, Massachusetts;  “RETRO-spec-TIVE"

1998    Illuminata Gallery, Denver, Colorado; “Recent Works on Paper”

1996    Galerie an der Pfinz, Pfinztal, Germany

1995    Warren Wilson College, Swannonoa, North Carolina; “Books and Tapestries”

1994    Goedereede, The Netherlands; “Het Roderhaus Gallery”
Lawrence Academy & The Groton School, Groton, Massachusetts;  “Retrospective:  India”

1992    Fulbright House, New Delhi; Alliance Francaise, Madras; Gallery Katayan, Calcutta; traveling exhibition throughout India, “Prints on Handmade Paper”

1988    Bromfield Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts; “Books and Monoprints”

1986    Boston Public Library, Brighton, Massachusetts
Bromfield Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts; “Moons and Spires”


Selected Exhibitions – Group

 2015 & 2016   Affordable Art Fair, NYC; showing with Julio Valdez Project Space, NYC, NY

2015    Bing Arts Center, Springfield, MA; "Line, Process, and Play: Artwork by Amanda Barrow and Kim Carlino"

2015    Williston-Northampton School, Easthampton, MA; "Parallels: Artwork by Amanda Barrow, Laurie Goddard, and Sharon Ligorner"

2013    University of Massachusetts Student Union Art Gallery, Amherst, Massachusetts, "Shape, Spirit and Form: Paintings by Amanda Barrow, Sasja Lucas, and Rachel Paxton"

2013    Thornes Marketplace, Northampton, MA, "Pop-Up Show with Laurie Goddard"  

2012    The New York Open Center, New York, New York, “Interpreting the Unseen", 

2012    The Elizabeth Foundation, New York, New York, “Contemplating the Plate” 

2011    The Elizabeth Foundation, New York, New York; “Abstract and Personal”

2011     Paper City Studios Gallery, Holyoke, MA, “BOOK = OBJECT”

2010    Gallery 20/20, The Elizabeth Foundation, New York, New York, “Print Members’ Exhibition”

2009    Atmananda Studio, New York, New York, “The Chakra Series”

2009    Studio 316, San Francisco, California, “Rehab”

2007    Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York, “Narratives”

2007    Southern Graphics Council Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, “Blackburn Studio “Narratives”          

2006-07      Holland Tunnel, Brooklyn, New York; “Black and White Show”

2006    A.I.R. Gallery, New York, New York; “Generations 5 Exhibition”

2004    Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, New York; “Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Archive Exhibition”

2003-06    Lower East Side Printshop, New York, New York; Annual Print Sale

2002    The Drawing Center, New York, New York; “25th Anniversary Benefit Selections Exhibitions”

2002    St. Botolph Club Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts; “Foundation on Parade”

2002    Forest Hills Cemetery Gallery, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

2001    “Jamaica Plain Open Studios, Juried Exhibition”         

2000    E. W. Brooke Court House, Registry of Deeds, Boston, Massachusetts; “Boston Open Studios 2000”, Juror’s Choice

2000    NML Gallery, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; “Books as Process, Text, Object and Habit”

2000    Groton Public Library, Groton, Massachusetts; “Works from the Artist’s Valentine”

2000    Newport Library Arts Center, Newport, New Hampshire; “Turning the Page: Celebration of Artist-Made Books”    

1999    Rotunda Gallery, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

1999    University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Massachusetts; “Selections from the New England Foundation for the Arts Award Winners”

1999    Frankenberg, Germany; “Internationales Kunstfestival, Fifth Year Anniversary Exhibition” 

1999 Forest Hills Cemetery Gallery, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts;  “Jamaica Plain Open Studios, Juried Exhibition”   

1998-99   American Federation of Arts, New York, New York; “Artist / Author: The Book as Art Since 1980” (catalogue), traveling exhibition around the USA

1997    Rotunda Gallery, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; “Pyramid Atlantic Invitational Book Art Fair”

1997   Conant Gallery, Lawrence Academy, Groton, Massachusetts; “Look Both Ways” 

1997    Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts; “Fin de Siecle” 

 1997    Green Street Gallery, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts; “Jamaica Plain Open Studios Exhibition”           

1996    Conant Gallery, Lawrence Academy, Groton, Massachusetts; “walks on a wintry path” 

1996    Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri; “Paper ‘96”

1995    The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts; “Artists’ Books”
           Hilles Library, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Massachusetts; “Recent Books,
           Clay and Paper”       
           Wendell Gilley Museum, Southwest Harbor, Maine; “Images of Gotts Island,
           Maine”
           Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; “Landmarks”
           The Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Massachusetts;
           “Celebrating the ‘I’
           Dana Art Gallery, Wellesley, Massachusetts; “Works on Paper”
           Cambridge Artists’ Cooperative, Cambridge, Massachusetts;
           “Book Arts:  Images and Words"          
1994    DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts; “New England Tapestries”
           Goethe Institute, traveling exhibition throughout Germany; “Modern Tapestries”
           Grossman Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts; “Women”
           Frankenberg, Germany; “Internationales Kunstfestival”
1993    Cornwall Gallery, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
           The New York Open Center, New York, New York
           Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas
           Wisteria Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
1992    Max Mueller Bhavan, Madras, India; “Modern Tapestries from the Second
           International Workshop”
1991    Bronx River Gallery, Dome Gallery, New York, New York; “Prints and Drawings”
1990    New York University, New York, New York; “Small Works”
1989    Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, Colorado; “A Book in Hand”
1988    The Drawing Center, New York, New York; “Selections #42”
           New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, New Jersey; “Exhibition ‘88”
           Grove Street Gallery, Worcester, Massachusetts; “A Printmaker’s World”
1987    Cornwall Open Studios, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
           Binghamton, New York; “The Second International Mini-Print Exhibition”
           Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts; “Women Artists”
1986    Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado; “Nexus Show”
           Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware; “25th Contemporary Crafts
           Exhibition”,         
           Buffalo, New York; “Crafts National”
1984    Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts; “Glass Gallery Show”
1982    Kaji Aso Studio, Boston, Massachusetts, “Crystal and Moon Show”
           Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts; “African-American Artists-
           in-Residency Program Women’s Show”
           Laramie Art Guild, Laramie, Wyoming
1970    The ‘500’ Festival of the Arts, Marion County Public & Parochial School Exhibit,
           Indianapolis, Indiana


Professional Experience       

                            
1985-present     Visual artist, freelance designer
1999        Juror; Juried Rhode Island Arts Foundation fellowship winners and finalists
1997-2001    Sales Representative, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts
1993-94    Studio Assistant, Michael Mazur, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1989-91    Assistant Director, John Good Gallery, New York, New York
1987-89    Studio Assistant, Michael Mazur, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1986-87    Framer, Hamill Studio, Boston, Massachusetts
1985-86    Administrator’s Assistant, Program in Artisanry at Boston University, Boston,
                Massachusetts



Slide Presentations / Community Outreach Programs


2012    Hope & Feathers Gallery, Amherst, Massachusetts, “Artist’s Talk, The Chakra
           Series”
2010    The Elizabeth Foundation, New York, New York; “Artist’s Talk, Retrospective of
           Artwork”
2006    New York City Public School #307, Art Club studio visit in DUMBO, Brooklyn,
           New York
2002    American History Textile Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts;
           “Weaving in South India", slide lecture
2001    Slater Mill Historical Site, Pawtucket, Rhode Island; “Weaving and Book-making
           in India", slide lecture
           Hill Institute, Northampton, Massachusetts; “Weaving and Book-making in
           India", slide lecture
2000    Weavers Guild of Boston, Somerville, Massachusetts; “Weaving and
           Book-making in India", slideshow
           School of the Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; Visiting
           artist, artists’ book workshop
           The Artist’s Valentine, Groton, Massachusetts; Founding and committee
           member, 1995-2000
1999    Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts; “Weaving and Book-making
           in India”, slideshow
           New England Foundation for the Arts, Boston, Massachusetts,
           "Weaving and Book-making in India"
           Massachusetts Cultural Council, Boston, Massachusetts;                
           "Weaving and Book-making in India"                                
1997    Indiana University at Bloomington, Indiana; “Artists’ Books in India”, 3-D
           Department, workshop
           University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Massachusetts; “Weaving and   
           Book-making in India”,
           Textiles department, bookmaking workshop   
1995    Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Massachusetts; “Textiles in
           India”, slideshow
           Lowell National Historical Park Visitors’ Center, Lowell, Massachusetts;
           “Art-working in South India”, slideshow
1995    Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts; Visiting artist, Textiles
           department, Workshop and slideshow
           Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts; Artist’s book workshop
           Summervail Workshop, Vail, Colorado; “International Art Projects: 
           Instruments for Social Change”, slide lecture
           Warren Wilson College, Swannonoa, North Carolina; bookmaking workshop
1994    International Workshop, Frankenberg, Germany; created sculpture for
           city space
1993    New York Open Center, New York, New York; Slide lecture, “Tasara
           Weaving Centre"
1992    American Consulate, Madras, S. India and The National Institute of Design,
           Ahmedabad, India; Slide lecture regarding handmade paper in S. India
1988-89   President of Bromfield Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, Boston’s oldest
           cooperative gallery
1987    Organized first open studios event in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
           Presented printmaking and weaving demonstrations at various museums and
           libraries in the Boston, Massachusetts area
1986    Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts; “Precious Images:  North India
           and Nepal”, Slide lecture for senior citizens


Gallery Affiliations


The Printed Matter Bookstore, New York, New York
Blackburn 20/20 Gallery, The Elizabeth Foundation, New York, New York
Boekie Woekie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Partial Bibliography / Media Events  
                             


Ongoing     Artwork featured on various groups’ and musicians’ compact discs
           including: Carl Clements, Crosscurrent, and Jamie Stewardson
2006    Anniversary catalogue for Artists’ Resource Trust, Simmons College, Boston,
           Massachusetts
2004    Susan Joy Sager, “Book Artists”, CREATIVE CAREERS IN CRAFTS, pp. 121-123
2002    Kathryn Leibowitz, “Amanda Barrow’s Journey Through Abstraction”, ART NEW
           ENGLAND, (August/September), Boston, Massachusetts, pp. 16, 17 & 69
           Leigh Mary Watson, “Gallery Teems With Unique Finds”, BRATTLEBORO    
           REFORMER, (August 1), p. 15, Brattleboro, Vermont
2001    LUNAR CALENDAR, one illustration yearly since 1986
2000    Boston Neighborhood Network Television, “It’s About the Arts”, September 18,
           channel 3
           Mary Sherman, “Open Studio Loses Impact in dull Registry Space”, BOSTON 
           SUNDAY HERALD, (July 30), p. 46
           Amanda Barrow, “We Wove a Book”, FIBERARTS MAGAZINE, (January /
           February), p. 26
1999    Judith Hoffberg, “Josephine’s Quilt”, and “Tasara Picture Book”, UMBRELLA
           MAGAZINE, (September), p. 85
           Amanda Barrow, “Weaving Through India”, JAMAICA PLAIN ARTS NEWS,
           (May/June), pp. 4 & 5
1998    Cornelia Lauf and Clive Phillpot, “Artist / Author: Contemporary Artists’ Books”,
           Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., New York, New York, p. 2
           Amanda Barrow, “Tasara Centre for Creative Weaving:  A Textile Oasis”, THE
           TEXTILE CONSERVATION GROUP NEWSLETTER, (summer), p. 13
1997    Judith Hoffberg, “Apollo’s Stage”, UMBRELLA MAGAZINE, (May), p. 71
1995    Clive Phillpot, “Tagore Nagar”, THE ARTIST’S BOOK YEARBOOK, London, U.K.,
           Magpie Press, p. 75
           Amanda Barrow, “Tapestry of Memories”, SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT,
           (winter), pp. 20-22     
           Christine Temin, “Adventurous Books”, THE BOSTON GLOBE, (July 19), p. 76
1994    Judith Hoffberg, “Tagore Nagar”, UMBRELLA MAGAZINE, (February),
           Los Angeles, California, p. 69
           Srimati Lal, “Indian Art and the Big Apple”, THE TIMES OF INDIA, New Delhi,
           India, p. 71
1993    WADN Radio, “Where It’s Art”, Lincoln, Massachusetts, (December 15)
           Ann Wilson Lloyd, “Artists’ Books”, ART NEW ENGLAND, (December/January),
           Boston, MA, pp. 9-11
           Amanda Barrow, “Hands on Experience”, SPAN MAGAZINE, (February), New
           Delhi, India, pp. 38-41           
1992    Geeta Doctor, “Adventures of a Weaver”, INDIAN EXPRESS, (October 18),
           Madras, India, p. 28, (July 30), p. 46
   

Collections – Partial List


Paul Matisse, Groton, Massachusetts   
Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts
Seagull Publications, Calcutta, India   
Smith College Art Library, Northampton, Massachusetts
Luna Press, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Raymond Foye Editions, New York, New York
Kathleen Caraccio, New York, New York
Sala Communications, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Griswold Draz, Boston, Massachusetts
Michael Mazur, Cambridge, Massachusetts         
Trinity College, Art Library, Hartford, Connecticut     
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts   
Marjorie Cohn, Cambridge, Massachusetts   
Putnam Investments, Boston, Massachusetts         
Museum of the Book, The Hague, The Netherlands     
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California
Henie Onstad Art Center, Oslo, Norway     
Indiana University, Fine Arts Library, Bloomington, Indiana     
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois     
Rhode Island School of Design, Olin Library, Providence, Rhode Island
Yale University Art and Architecture Library, New Haven, Connecticut
University of South Australia, Underdale, South Australia
Virginia Commonwealth University Library, Richmond, Virginia
United States Educational Foundation in India, Calcutta and Madras
New York Public Library, Prints and Photographs Department, New York, New York
Boston Public Library, Prints and Photographs Department, Boston, Massachusetts
Massachusetts College of Art, Godine Fine Arts Library, Boston, Massachusetts
Harvard University, Fine Arts Library, Cambridge, Massachusetts
University of Texas, Asian Studies Department, Austin, Texas
University of California, Santa Cruz Library, Santa Cruz, California.

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