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Studio 326
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Enter at the sliding doors on Union Street and the Waterfront.
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Ann Barbieri: Bio

Ann Barbieri was born in Washington DC. And, after detours to Paris, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, she now lives and works in Northern Virginia. In 2019 her solo show, A Landscape of Color was presented at Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria VA. In 2016 she had a one-person show at the Arts Club of Washington in Washington DC.

Barbieri was invited to give a workshop in collage for the Smithsonian Institution. She was one of 12 artists selected to participate in a two week workshop with Nathan Oliveira in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has exhibited widely in the DC area. In 2018 she was included in Latitudes, the Washington Women's Art Center at the Katzen Center (American University Museum).

Her education includes a B.A. in French, an M.A.T. in French, as well as classes in drawing, painting and printmaking at UCLA and the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. Her studio is located in The Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA.

Ann Barbieri: Artist Statement

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 hope to express joy, expectation, beauty and energy.

I put paint on paper in a gestural way, then go back into the surface, doodling, scratching and refining the composition. Collage, as an element in my work, satisfies my need to build something. Also, it can take the painting in a new surprising direction, always a good thing.

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

Solo Exhibitions:

2019 A Landscape of Color: Ann Barbieri. Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA
2016 Arts Club of Washington, Washington, DC
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

Group Exhibitions:

2018 "Latitude: The Washington Women's Art Center, 1975-1987" American University Museum, 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

Curated Collections:
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

Art in Embassies. The US State Department has twice selected Ann's work for its Art in Embassies (AIE) program. First Running Till Falling was loaned to the US Embassy in Yaounde, the capitol of The Cameroon in West Africa. In 2017 two were loaned to the US Embassy in Ouagadougou, the capitol of Burkina Faso, in West Africa. The two are Inside Looking Out and Back Yard in Spring.

For six decades, 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 arts program in 1953, and President John F. Kennedy formalized it at the U.S. Department of State in 1963.

Art Bank. The US State Department established the Art Bank Program in 1984 to acquire artworks for display in the Department's offices and annexes. The collection includes two of Ann's paintings: April and May.


Smithsonian American Art Museum. "Acrylic and Collage" Workshop. 2005

On The Web:

The Art League
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The Target Gallery