Contact Ann at the Torpedo Factory: 703-838-4565 or,
Email at: email@example.com
If you like Ann's work and wish to own one (or more), call or email Ann to discuss your preferences. Pick-up can be arranged in the D.C. area or delivery can be arranged to anywhere in the world.
Ann Barbieri was born in Washington D.C. and attended Trinity College there. Later she studied art at UCLA and then returned to D.C. to continue her art studies at The Corcoran College of Art and Design.
Her work has been called exuberant. She often starts with a scene from nature or an interior, working on paper or canvas and incorporating collage to achieve varied textures. Her paintings are informed by a lively sense of color. She draws regularly from the model and has completed many portrait commissions in her free, colorful style.
"I paint the world around me; a yellow lemon on a blue plate, a patterned tablecloth...color excites me, and makes me eager to paint. I strive for rhythm and movement in my paintings. They are loose and sensuous and often have the suggestion of a figure somewhere within. I draw often from the model and that attempt to capture the gesture creeps into my work even if its not meant to be figurative."
Recognition by her colleagues in the artist community:
2004 "Artist of the Year" by the Friends of the Torpedo Factory.
2000 "Equal Award" The Art League, Alexandria, VA
1999 "Marshall Award" The Art League, Alexandria, VA
1998 Selected for Workshop with Nathan Oliveira, Santa Fe, NM
1996 "Gilham Award" The Art League, Alexandria, VA
2007 Hyatt Regency (sponsored by Greater Reston Arts Center), Reston, VA
2005 Target Gallery in Alexandria, VA.
2004 GRACE Gallery (Market Street), Reston, VA
200l The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA
2000 This Century Art Gallery in Williamsburg, VA.
1998 GTE, Chantilly, VA
1995 Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, WVA
1993 Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
2018 Figurative Meets Abstraction, Jo Ann Rose Gallery, RCC Lake Anne, Reston, VA
2016 Mary B. Howard Artist Member Exhibition, Greater Reston Arts Center. Reston, VA
2014 Artist Member Exhibition, Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, VA
2014 Colorful Times Four, Jo Ann Rose Gallery, Reston ,VA
2013 "40 for 40," Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, VA
2012 "4 Painters," Jo Ann Rose Gallery, Reston, VA
2011 International Painters and Poets, UK
2010 International Painters and Poets, USA
2007 "Degrees of Abstraction," The Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, VA
2004 The Celebration Show, The Art League, Alexandria, VA
2004 "Visual Dialogue," Jo Ann Rose Gallery, Reston, VA
2000 "Abstraction 3 Ways," Jo Ann Rose Gallery, Reston, VA
2000 Fairfax County Open Exhibition, Annandale, VA
1997 Kiz Starr Showroom, Santa Fe, NM
1996 GRACE Gallery, Juried Exhibition, Reston, VA
1993 "The Figure," The Gallery, Leesburg, VA
1993 Originals Gallery, Delmar, CA.
1992 Corcoran Gallery of Art (Alumni Exhibition), Washington DC
1990 "The Monoprint," Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA
1988 "The Subject is Women," Partners Gallery, Bethesda, MD
The United States State Department has selected Ann's work for its Art in Embassies program. For five decades, Art in Embassies (AIE) has played a leading role in U.S. public diplomacy through a focused mission of vital cross-cultural dialogue and understanding through the visual arts and dynamic artist exchange. The Museum of Modern Art first envisioned this global visual arts program in 1953, and President John F. Kennedy formalized it at the U.S. Department of State in 1963.
Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin, and Kahn, Washington DC. (Law firm founded in 1942)
Governor and Mrs. Charles Robb. (Former Gov. of Virginia, 1982-1986, Senator, 1989-2001)
Northern Virginia Community College, Sterling, VA
Smithsonian American Art Museum. "Acrylic and Collage" Workshop. 2005
Ann is the first of nine children of John Wigglesworth and Virginia Ryan. With Bill, her husband of 55 years, she has four children and eight grandchildren. She is an alumna of Trinity Washington University, 1962, a distinction she proudly shares with Nancy Pelosi, current Speaker of the House, shown here speaking at a celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage.
On The Web:
The Art League
This Century Art Gallery in Williamsburg, VA.
The Target Gallery in Alexandria, VA.
Washington Project for the Arts
This site: AnnBarbieri.com