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 The MacDowell Colony 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.