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Barb Cherry

Fine Artist

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Artspace

201 E. Davie Street

Suite 102

Raleigh, NC 27601

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Artist Statement

I have explored the majority of two-dimensional mediums, including encaustics and printmaking. Oil paint is my fundamental choice because of its manageability allowing detail and transparency. I use Surrealism to have a relatable image in an alternate reality to heighten the subject matter. This approach creates a visual that can be relatable, while thought-provoking through its abnormality.

I create conceptual art about mental disorders as a platform to express empathy and interact with others about these topics that are typically avoided. It is to bring awareness to the commonality of others suffering from its many varieties. I want it to be used as a catalyst towards a healthy discussion, instead allowing us to hide behind self-destructive tendencies.

Education

2014

2007

BA in Studio Art, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC, 3.93 GPA

AA in Psychology, Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC

Skills

2D Art:  Oil paint, Printmaking, Encaustics, Charcoal, Graphite, Pen & Ink

 

Computer: Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft: Word, Excel, & PowerPoint

Exhibitions

2022

2021

2020

2019

2019

2019

2019

2018

2018

2018

FRESH Preview, Gallery 2, Artspace, Raleigh, NC

Remix, Gallery 1 and 2, Artspace, Raleigh, NC

Featured Artist Hallway Exhibition, Artspace, Raleigh, NC

Anything Goes 2019, Litmus Gallery and Studios, Raleigh, NC

Art of Mind, Imurj, Raleigh, NC

Exposed: Nudes in Art 2019, Litmus Gallery and Studios, Raleigh, NC 

Members’ Showcase, Suntrust Gallery, The Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC

Members’ Showcase, Suntrust Gallery, The Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC

FRESH Preview, Gallery 1 and 2, Artspace, Raleigh, NC

Annual Portraying Pets and People National Juried Art Show, 311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC

2018

2014

2013

2012

2012

Meredith Hues Iris Exhibition, Weems Gallery, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

Visceral, Senior Art Exhibition, Weems Gallery, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Rotunda Gallery, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Rotunda Gallery, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

New Beginnings, Manifestations Gallery, Cary, NC

Awards and Honors

2019

2013

2013

2012

2012

2011

Merit Award, Exposed: Nudes in Art 2019, Litmus Gallery & Studios, Raleigh, NC

First and Second Place in Painting, The Colton Review: Journal of Literature and Art, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

Mass Grant Award, Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Rotunda Gallery, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

Rebecca Clover Memorial Award, Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Rotunda Gallery, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

Alpha Sigma Lambda: Pi Theta Chapter, A National Honor Society for Adult Learners in Continuing Higher Education, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

2005-07

Dean’s List, Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh NC

Volunteering Experience

2019-21

2012

2007

Volunteer, Contemporary Art Critique, VAE, Raleigh, NC

Volunteer, Summer Arts Program, Artspace, Raleigh, NC

Volunteer, Academically Gifted Reading Group, Farmington Woods Elementary School, Cary, NC

Publications

2021

2014

2013

PBS News Feature, NC Weekend on Artspace

The Colton Review: A Journal of Literature and Art, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

The Colton Review: A Journal of Literature and Art, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

Memberships

2020-present

2014-present

2014-present

Studio Artist, Artspace, Raleigh, NC

VAE, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC

Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC

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