BIO

A native to Kansas City, Barbara Florez graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute, finishing graduate school at University of WA at Seattle. Following this, she has held positions in art education at the university level and within various museum educational programs. Referring to herself as a cross-media artist, she creates paintings, digital media, and sculptures of clay, and glass. Referencing the human mind/body connection, with science and technology, is also a common theme in some of her artwork. Her most recent work explores color saturation, and the illusion of dimensional space within the digital realm.

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University of WA at Seattle, Masters of Fine Arts 

Kansas City Art Institute, Bachelor of Fine Arts    

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017 

MO BANK ARTBOARDS, Dec 2017-Feb.2018, KCMO

Arte: Harmony, Carter Art Center, at MCC, KCMO

2016  

MEMORY,  Leedy- Voulkos Art Center, KC, MO

New Works, Bredin-Lee Gallery, KC, MO

           

2015  

Tea-Bowl National, Thornhill Gallery, Avila Univ.       

Galaxy of the Brain Exhibition

University of Chicago Medicine Center, Chicago, IL

 

2014  

Brain Art Initiative, Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL

2013  

SOMA Art Annual, SOMA Art Center, San Francisco, CA
ART SCENE, Soma Studio, S.F., CA
New Work, Tryptich Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Visual Aid Auction, Soma Artist Studios, S.F.CA


2012  

Visual Aid Auction, SOMA Art Center, San Francisco,
Tryptich Gallery, San Francisco        

Soma Artists Studios, San Francisco, CA

2011  

SOMA Art Annual, SOMA Art Center, San Francisco, CA

2009  

SOMA Art Annual, SOMA Art Center, San Francisco, CA
The Clay Studio, San Francisco, CA

2008  

Resident Artist at The Clay Studio,  SF, CA
SOMA Art Annual, SOMA Art Center, San Francisco
 
                                        
2007  

What is a Cup? Vulcan 5 Gallery,  Oakland, CA

      (Jurors purchase)
SOMA Art Annual, SOMA Art Center, San Francisco, CA
Resident Artist at the Clay Studio, San Francisco, CA
    
                                    
2006  

Affinity for the Cup, Exploding Head Gallery, Sac., CA
     (Judge’s Purchase Award)

The Clay Studio, San Francisco, CA


2005  

It’s All the Same, Space 743, San Francisco, CA

The Clay Studio, San Francisco

2004  

SPACEHOLDERS, Space 743, San Francisco, CA
SOMA Art Annual, Soma Art Center, San Francisco, CA