Solo Exhibitions:

2018 Simile + Metaphor: Red Necklace, Weil Gallery at Wheaton College, Norton, MA

2017 Vivid Forms: Cut Paper and Installations, Teaching Gallery at HVCC, Troy, NY

2017 Tangible Lines, The Lionheart Gallery, Pound Ridge, NY

2016 Inflorescence, Jamestown Arts Center, (Small Gallery), Jamestown, RI

2016 Seeing Things, AS220 Project Space (Reading Room), Providence, RI 

2015 Paper is the Material, The Hunter Gallery, St. Georges School, Newport, RI

2014 Under the Influence, Colo Colo Gallery, New Bedford, MA

2012 Fragments, AS220 Project Space, Providence, RI

2012 Fresh Cut, Knight Campus Art Gallery, CCRI, Warwick, RI

2011 Repetition Obsession, Colo Colo Gallery, New Bedford, MA

2010 From the Studio, Colo Colo Gallery, New Bedford, MA

 

Group Exhibitions:

2018

Brush Coat Cover: 2019 Wheaton Biennial, Beard & Weil Galleries at Wheaton College, Norton, MA

Cut & Paste, Jamestown Arts Center, Jamestown, RI

2017

Summer Dreams and Myth, Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI

Inhabited Spaces, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI

2016

The Variable Line: Master Drawings, Renaissance to Contemporary, Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport, RI

Journey's Tail,  Green Space, T.F. Green Airport, Warwick, RI. Program funded by Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

Parallel Developments: Suzanne Kammin, Barbara Owen and Laura Petrovich-Cheney, The Chazan Gallery, Providence, RI

NetWorks RINewport Art Museum, Newport, RI

Blanc de Blanc,  Jamestown Art Center, Jamestown, RI

2015

Paper Space, The Lionheart Gallery, Pound Ridge, NY

Curious Surfaces, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI

Summer Group Show, The Lionheart Gallery, Pound Ridge, NY

Richard Creighton and Barbara Owen, Grimshaw-Gudewicz Gallery, Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA

Newport Annual, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI

2014

Paper Made, Jamestown Arts Center, Jamestown, RI

Summer Group, The Lionheart Gallery, Pound Ridge, NY

Current, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI

Merge, Warwick Art Museum, Warwick, RI

4th All Media Exhibition, Grimshaw-Gudewicz Gallery, Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA

Obsessive Compulsive Order, University Art Gallery, UMass Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA

Newport Annual, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI (Honorable Mention)

2013

Within, Candita Clayton Gallery, Providence, RI

Nature Contained, Curated by Brooke Goldstien, Yellow Peril Gallery, Providence, RI

Locally Sourced, Curated by Robert Stack, Craftland Gallery, Providence, RI

Sum of all Parts: Collage and Assemblage, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI

Works on Paper, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ

Summer Splendor, Biannual South Kingstown Education Foundation Auction, Wakefield, RI

Contained, PAC Gallery, Pawtucket, RI

Maquette and Small Sculpture, Franconia Sculpture Park, Casket Gallery, Franconia, MN

Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Foundation Show, PAC Gallery, Pawtucket, RI (Honorable Mention)

Members Show, Jamestown Arts Center, Jamestown, RI, (Honorable Mention)

Newport Annual, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI,  (Honorable Mention)

2012

All Media Exhibition, Grimshaw-Gudewicz Gallery, Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA

Newport Annual, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI

A Dozen Artists, Wakefield, RI

Occupy#, Yellow Peril Gallery, Providence, RI

Glue, Paper, Scissors, Colo Colo Gallery, New Bedford, MA

Imagined Birds, Central Church, Providence, RI

2011

We talk about Architecture, Architecture talks back, Knight Campus Art Gallery, CCRI, Warwick, RI

Espresso, Work by Luis Villanueva and Barbara Owen, Colo Colo Gallery, New Bedford, MA

Summer Splendor, Biannual South Kingstown Education Foundation Auction, Wakefield, RI

2010

Material Desires, Craftland Gallery, Providence, RI

2009

Sensorial, Colo Colo Gallery, New Bedford, MA

Strange Birds, Myopic Books Gallery, Wakefield, RI

Providence Art Windows, (PAW), Providence, RI

Spring, Judith Klein Gallery, New Bedford, MA

2003

Don’t Fence Me In, The Arts Center Of the Capitol Region, Troy, New York

Members Show, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vermont

1999

Group Show, Lewis Clark Center for Arts & History, Lewiston, Indiana

Contemporary, Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska

Group Exhibition, Navarro Council of the Arts, Corsicana, Texas

Showcase, Canajoharie Library & Gallery, Canajoharie, New York

Small Statement Show, Brooklyn Working Artists Coalition (BWAC), Brooklyn, New York

1996

Three Women Artists, Westport Art Gallery, Westport, Massachusetts

1994

The Dada Ball, Webster Hall, New York, New York

1992

Group Show, Upstream Gallery, Hastings on the Hudson, New York

1991

Private into Public, Minor Injury Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

1990

Six Area Artists, No BIAS Gallery, North Bennington, Vermont

Regional Artists Exhibition, North County Council on the Arts, Glens Falls, New York

Residencies

2015   Studios at MASS MoCA/Assets for Artists Residency, North Adams, MA, Artist Residency

2002  Brydcliffe Artist Colony/Woodstock Arts Guild, Woodstock, NY Artist in Residence   

2000  Dorland Arts Colony, Temecula, California Artist in Residence 

1999   Brydcliffe Artist Colony/Woodstock Arts Guild, Woodstock, NY Artist in Residence 

Addresses

2018 Visiting Artist/Lecturer, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

2017 Visiting Artist/Lecturer, The Teaching Gallery, HVCC, Troy, NY 

2016 Guest Critic, INTAR Summer Program, RISD, Providence, RI

2015  Guest Critic, INTAR Summer Program, RISD, Providence, RI

2015  Reviewer, Graduate Portfolio Review, RISD, Providence, RI

2015  Guest Speaker/Panel Discussion, SWAN (Support Women Artists Now), Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI

Curatorial Projects

2016-17 Founded Periphery Space, Pawtucket, RI

2017  Backstory, co-curated with Jon Laustsen   

          Grids           

          Peter Richards: the flowers not here yet, the flowers gone

          Emma Holmes: Schizm

          Kim Salinas Silva: You can’t stop me         

2016  Markus Berger: Re-Making

          Tina Tryforos: Imperfect Paradise

          Robert Paasch: Reality Duality, Paintings from the Open Block Grid Series

2012   Rock Paper Scissors, co-curated with Francoise McAree, Colo Colo Gallery, New Bedford, MA

Professional Experience

Art Handler, Various projects working with the De Kooning Estate, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Miller Collection, at Judson Art Warehouse, Inc., Long Island City, New York

Artist/Exhibit Preparator, Staten Island Children’s Museum, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York

Sculpture Assistantship, Lee Tribe Studio, New York, New York,

Sculpture Assistantship, Brower Hatcher Studio, Diamond Point, New York,

Created original art featured in the following articles and print:

J Crew Magazine, IKEA, The Company Store, Country Living Magazine, Family Circle Magazine, Bixie’s Café, Long Beach, New York

Education 

BA, Poetry and Sculpture, Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, 1986

Bibliography:

Kore, Stacey, "The Circle Game", Take Magazine, December 2016

Tourney, Helena, "Artist Profile: Babs Owen" , The Independent, November 2016

Castro, Alexander, "See It Before It's Gone: Barbara Owen at Hunter Gallery"  Big, Red and Shiny, November 2015

Murphy, Linda, "Creighton, Owen recognized for whimsical abstract art", The Hearld News, May 2015

Volmer, Suzanne, "Walking the walk, Revitalizing Pawtucket's Art Scene", ArtScope Magazine(print), Dec 2014

Volmer, Suzanne, “Paper Made at Jamestown Art Center”, ArtScope Magazine (online) August 2014

Gillette, Jamie “Paper Perfect”, Newport Mercury, July 2014

Wilkinson, Don “Obsessive Compulsive draws viewers into the vortex” South Coast Today, February 2014

Scharf, Lauren “ Obsessive Compulsive Order” at the Star Store, The Torch, January 2014

Wilkinson, Don “Barbara Owen’s Art is Wonderfully Loopy”, The Standard Times, January 2014

Tomaiolo, Kristen “Wakefield Artists Shine in Newport”, The Independent, March 2103

Phelps, Megan “Little Pieces of the Spectrum”, The Unfiltered Lens, February 2013

Cook, Greg “Ocean Statement”, The Providence Pheonix, September, 2013

Van Siclen, Bill “Locally Sourced at Providence’s Craftland”, The Providence Journal, September, 2013

Doucette, Renee “Fragments by Barbara Owen at AS220 Project Space”, Art Rogue Island, December 2012

Publications:

Studio Visit, Volume 9, 2010, International Edition

Collect, Fall 2012