Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media

Brian Barr

Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media
Region: Detroit, MI
MacDowell fellowships: 2013

Brian Barr is an artist and independent curator based in Richmond, VA and Detroit, MI. His work has been featured in the national publication New American Paintings. Barr has been awarded fellowships at MacDowell and the Kala Art Institute. Last spring his solo exhibition "Heavy is the Head" opened at Popps Packing in Detroit. Barr regularly collaborates with his wife, artist Lauren Rice. They recently presented their collaborative solo exhibitions, DATA/TRANSFER/OBJECT at the Artist Alliance Inc., Cuchifritos Gallery in New York, Fake Empire at Flashpoint Gallery in Washington, DC, and Totems at Vox Populi in Philadelphia. Barr has curated exhibitions at PASSENGER and ORG Gallery in Detroit, Purdue University, and The Museum of New Art Detroit. He has co-curated exhibitions with Rice at Delicious Spectacle Gallery and the Katzen Museum at American University, both in Washington, DC. Barr currently teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University.



Brian Barr worked in the Firth studio.

Originally a working barn perched atop the namesake hill of Hillcrest Farm, this building was converted to serve the arts in 1956. A grand set of windows was installed to make the large interior suitable for visual artists, bringing in abundant natural light from the north. The addition of a screened porch and accessible entrance ramp…

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