Deborah Barr

"I am exploring the psychological disjunction in our contemporary life caused by its fast pace and rapid changes. The youth of today have too much information, they struggle to keep their personal and/or cultural identity and try to make sense of reality."

Becky with the good hair - Oil and silver leaf on wood 4 x 4 ft.

Born in Wichita, Kansas, USA on February 7, 1959, Deborah Barr holds a Master's of Fine Art Degree from San Jose State University and a BA from Mills College where she studied with Hung Liu.

She has held exhibitions of her work in the USA; Colombia, South America; Nairobi, Africa and Moscow, Russia. Monaco, France, Madrid, Spain and Luxembourg. She has won sundry awards for her work, including the American Business Women's Association National Achievement Award. She won a scholarship to study at The National Academy of Art and Design to study mural making and has completed murals at the MJC Performing Arts Center and Kaiser Hospital to name a few.

Hell Yes - Oil on wood 48 x 36 in.
Don't Look Back - Oil on Claybord with gold leaf 40 x 30 in.
Wabi Sabi - Oil on wood, silver leaf and resin 17 x 12 in.
Always Dance - Oil on wood with silver and gold leaf 40 x 30 in.

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