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Barbara J Schaefer
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Greenpoint

ARTIST STATEMENT: I work at night, in the dark. I discover and am surprised by the absence of light and noise. Using only flickers from a flashlight, I paint with light. My work in various art forms - dance, choreography, continuum movement, writing and music - has informed and enhanced my primary work as a visual artist. The inter-relationship of these disciplines develops my awareness of the underlying principles that are essential to all art forms. First, all art-making requires presence, patience and showing up for the work, even when it seems nothing is happening. Then, listening, observation, decisiveness, and release. Having painted for many years, this process of painting with light is a natural progression. My work is not constructed, but emerges as life presents itself moment to moment. When working with another, I invite the person to move within the space in her or his own accord. In this way, everyoneÕs intuition is heightened. What emerges is authentic, fresh and surprising. And always unknown. When working without people, I move within the space, allowing the space to inform me as if it were a living being. This work continues my lifelong artistic interests: What manifests from the unknown, the invisible? How to trust it?

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Solo Exhibitions

2014 ÒEcho Art FairÓ Ð Central Library, Buffalo, NY
2011 ÒAssenza PresenzaÓ Ð Museo Comunale DÕArte Moderna, Senigallia, Italy
2009 "Invisible Realms - Dialogue With A Virtual Prince," Studio Fontaine, Viterbo, Italy
"Il Celio in una Settimana," L'Associazione Culturale Celiomatografo, Rome, Italy
2006 "The Song of Memory," CIIS, San Francisco, CA
2003 "From New York to Athens," Kultur.Raum Im Rosenhaf, Tegernau, Germany
2000 "The Song of Memory," Notre Dame College, S Euclid, Ohio
1998 "The Song of Memory," Int. Conference for Partnership, Tucson, Arizona
1994 "Lavori su Carta," Galleria Dusseldorf / Roma, Rome, Italy
1992 "Extremely Urgent," Galleria Miralli, Palazzo Chigi Viterbo, Italy

Group Exhibitions

2015 "Night Collection Photography," SeeMe, The Louvre, Paris, France
2014 "Murales per Studio Ra," Studio Ra, Rome, Italy
2011 ÒFoundation Art Fair,Ó New York Armory, New York, NY
"Curate NYC," Rush Arts Gallery, topped ranked entries, New York, NY
"Non Cercarti Fuori Di Te.." Grand Hotel de la Minerve, Rome, Italy
"L'Europa/L'Africa," Galleria Ottagoni, Rome, Italy
2008 "Pulling Down - Giorno Della Memoria," Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy
2004 "Art in Boxes," Concepto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2003 "International Paper Exhibition," Monique Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY & MG Art International, CVB Space, New York, NY
"Il Principe Azzurro," Studio D'Ars, Milano, Italy and Galleria 9Colonne
Il Resto del Carlino, Bologna, Italy
2002 "ExpoChronos, CMF 40x40," l'altrArte, Rome, Italy
2001 "Sothebys on line," New York, NY
2000 "Intuitive Absract Painting," William Patterson University, Wayne, NJ
"Generations II," A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
1999 "The Passion of Art," Richard Anderson Gallery, New York, NY
"Drawing Show," Artists Space, New York, NY
1998 "Group Show," Rancho Linda Vista, Oracle, Arizona
1997 "Mostra Collettiva sul Bianco," Arrezzoli, Italia
"Group Show," Fenix Gallery, Taos, New Mexico
"Group Show," Lawrence F Abrahamsen Gallery, San Francisco, California
1996 "Pulse Points," Eastern Regional Women's Caucus for Art Juried Exhibition, University Lutheran Church, Cambridge, MA
"Art Celebrates Life," Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY
1995 "La Soglia Estrema: Caravaggio," Galleria Polmone Pulsante, Rome, Italy
"II Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Contemporanea," Palazzo del Comune, Spello, Italy
1994 "Artisti a Pordenone," Fiera di Pordenone, Pordenone, Italy
"Fiori, Frutta e Ortaggi," Galleria Eralov, Rome, Italy
"Exhibition," Jaffe/Baker/Blau Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida
"Vertigo," Darius Gubala Gallery, New York, NY
"Ultima Thyle," Centro d'Arte l'Officina di Gorgia, Rome, Italy
1993 "Arte Fuori Circuito," Caff Latino, Rome, Italy
"XXI Premio Sulmona," Palazzo dell'Annunziata, Sulmona, Italy
1991 "Artisti della Galleria," Galleria Pont des Arts, Rome, Italy
"Presenza," Rocca Paolina, Perugia, Italy
1990 "L'idea del Volo" Galleria Tempo Reale, Calcata, Italy

Private/Public Collections

Museo Comunale DÕArte Moderna, Senigallia, Italy
Notre Dame College, South Euclid, Ohio
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
Fundaci—n Valparaiso, Almeria, Spain
Studio Fontaine, Viterbo, Italy
Palazzo Chigi, Viterbo, Italy
Isabel Allende, San Rafael, California
Bonita Brindley, Washington DC
Center for Partnership Studies:
Dr. Riane Eisler, Carmel, California
Dr. David Loye, Carmel, California
Abby Garfagnoli, San Francisco, California
Kimberly Miller, New York, New York
Paul Mithcell, Rome, Italy
Gianmaria Ponzi, Viterbo, Italy
Dr. Lucilla Ricottini, Rome, Italy
Dr. Gary and Loekie Schwartz
Dr. Franco Weisz, Rome, Italy
Peri Winkler, New York, New York
Cynthia Young, Los Angeles, California
Dr Hans Smit

Reviews and Texts

Vittoria Biasi, Ruggero Passeri, ÒAssenza PresenzaÓ 2011
Badische Zeitung , 9/14/2001, Freiberg, Germany
HaydenÕs Ferry Review, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 12/2000
Riane Eisler, in TomorrowÕs Children, 1999
Riane Eisler, in Sacred Pleasure, 1995
Giorgio De Genova, XXI Premio SulmonaÓ Catalogue Review, 1993
Emidio De Albertiis,ÒExtremely UrgentÓ, Next, (Italian Art Magazine) 1992
Gianluigi Biagioni Gazzoli, Interview in Q di R, (Magazine of Rome) 1991
Vittoria Biasi, ÒExtremely UrgentÓ 1992


MFA Interdisciplinary Arts, San Francisco State University, 1983
BA Art Education, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1976
BFA Studio Art, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 1975


2011 Franklin Furnace
2005 Fundaci—n Valparaiso, Mojacar, Spain, artist in residency
2004 Change; Robert Rauschenberg Grant
1997 Artist in Residency, The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, Taos
1996 Sponsorship of ÒThe Song of Memory,Ó The New York Foundation for The Arts,
New York, NY
1995 Sponsorship of ÒThe Song of Memory,Ó Center for Partnership Studies, Carmel, CA


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