Barbara Grossman Exhibition!


Star Dog,  46"x40,"  Oil on Linen, 2008
Painter Barbara Grossman will be having an exhibition of her work at the Gilbert Gallery at Miss Porter's School  located at  60 Main Street, Farmington, Connecticut.   

The reception is February 15th from 5-7pm and is open to the public.

Barbara's work will be on exhibit through the end of February in the Gilbert Gallery in the Main building.
Blue Rug,  26"x20," Oil Stick, 2008

Barbara Grossman's paintings and oil stick drawings depict the interplay of women in interiors. 

They are characterized by intense color, multiple patterns, and dynamic spaces that are simultaneously deep and shallow. 

She is deeply involved in the tension between the dynamics of the luminosity of color and the folding and torque of space that observation and experience reveals. 

Each configuration is a renewed exploration of the visual language. If there is a narrative, the viewers are at liberty to determine that for themselves.

Offering,  50"x46,"  Oil on Linen, 2007

 Barbara Grossman was born and raised in New York City where she attended the High School of Music and Art and then Cooper Union from which she earned her BFA in 1965. She studied at Yale Norfolk and at the Academie der Kunst, Munich, Germany (Diplomate). Grossman has shown extensively in the United States and was a member of the Bowery Gallery in New York for 37 years. Recently a survey of her work traveled from Wright State University to Lafayette College, to Washington and Lee, and to the New York Studio School. The University of Tulsa recently mounted a large show of her work. In 2009 she exhibited at Rider University and in a show, Better Than Ever at Long Island University, The Dishman Museum in Texas, and Rowan University, N.J. In the fall of 2010, she had a show at Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia. PA. She has also shown in numerous group shows in museums and other venues across the country. 

The Third Verse,  46"x40," Oil on Linen 2011

 Grossman has been a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Munich, Germany, an Ingram Merrill Grant, two Connecticut Commission on the Arts Grants, and several major awards from the National Academy of Design of which she is a member. Her work is in numerous private and public collections. Barbara Grossman has been a visiting artist and critic at Boston University, American University, Brandeis, Dartmouth, Vermont Studio Center, Chautauqua School of Art and many others. She has taught at University of Pennsylvania, Western Connecticut State University, and most recently was on the faculty of the Yale School of Art.

 Barbara Grossman currently lives and works in Connecticut.

The exhibit can be seen from 8 to 4 M-F (and on weekends from 12-3 by ringing the buzzer at Main building's door).

 Directions to the exhibition can be obtained HERE
 For more information please contact

Grier de Langley Torrence, Arts Department Head

Margaret How Wallace '27 Teaching Chair

Visual Arts Director

Miss Porter's School

60 Main Street, Farmington, CT 06032

 Images and Text Courtesy of Barbara Grossman


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