Lucy Barber received her MFA in painting and drawing from Brooklyn College City University of New York, and a BFA with a concentration in photography from The Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.  

Lucy has been making art and painting and drawing for 50+ years, has exhibited nationally since the early 1980’s, and has exhibited internationally in Italy as well as in the American Embassy in Nicosia, Greece through the US Dept. of State’s Art In Embassies Program.

Barber’s work has been reviewed in notable press such as The New York Times, The New York Sun, Philadelphia Inquirer, Art New England, Maine Sunday Telegram, among others.  

For her studio painting and drawing Barber has received numerous awards including two Halo Arts Fellowship grants, and two Pollock-Krasner Foundation grants; she was awarded the Grumbacher Award & Gold Medal at the 169th Annual Exhibition at the National Academy of Design in NYC; received two grants from the Maine Arts Commission, as well as several research grants from Bowdoin College including a travel grant to paint in Italy. 

Lucy has taught at art colleges such as Pratt Institute, Rhode Island School of Design, and Maine College of Art and the Ringling College of Art & Design. In addition Barber has taught at esteemed colleges such as The College of William & Mary and Bowdoin College, and continues to teach students of all age levels online, privately and in studio workshops as well as classes in educational venues. 

Started in 2020, Lucy continues to build an online teaching and membership website for artists, Lucy Barber Art Studio, for painting and drawing courses, as well as for the arts membership.

Lucy Barber's work is in corporate and private collections, including the United States Department of State, as well as in museums. 

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