Board of Directors – Barbara Kerwin

Barbara Kerwin

Former ASEA Board Member

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Education:
MFA, Painting & Sculpture, Claremont Graduate University. Two-Year Fellow. Academic Awards Recipient of the 1995 All-Graduate Universities Selected Fellow. Helen B Dooley Award.

MA, Fine Art Painting, California State University, Los Angeles. Phi Beta Kappa. Graduate Painting Award.

BA, Fine Art, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, Cum Laude. Four-year Merit Scholarship Art & Architecture.

Distinctions and Awards:
2015, Drawing from the Inside Out, 225 page textbook, by Barbara Kerwin.

2011. Los Angeles Visual Artist Innovation ARC Grant, Center For Cultural Innovation for 2012 GEOMETRIC PROGRESSIONS, a 15-year survey.

2010, New American Paintings #85 Exhibition in Paint. Curator: Dominic Molon. Associate curator Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illionois.

2001-Present, Professor of Art, LA Mission College.

2008/2012, Los Angeles Community College District Arts Chairman.

2001/2010, Vice Chairman ARTS, Health & PE, supervising Fine Art.

1999, New American Painters, West Coast Winner.

1998, SIGGRPH 98, A Warp-speed History of Masterpieces in Art.

1995, Helen B. Dooley Award: All Graduate School Fellow; Graduate Student Council Academic Award CGU; LA Cultural Affairs 1% for the Arts.

1994, Graduate Fellowship, Claremont Graduate University.

1993, Graduate Fellowship, Claremont Graduate University.

1993, Lead Visual Artist, CSUN, TM-S California Arts Project.

Statement:
My work expresses a love of systems and a catalogue of feelings and measurement. The paintings mark me and its messages. The work is labor- intensive utilizing dozens of layers of paints. I am currently creating Wealth and Benefits, a series of complex geometric patterns utilizing the rectangles as a motive applied to my long-term interest in economic systems. The paintings are acrylic, oil, or other mediums, dependent upon the need of each work.


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