RESUME

Born North Platte, Nebraska.

Represented by:
DC Moore Gallery, New York
Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco
Shark's Ink, Lyons, CO

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017            Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA (upcoming)
                     Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI (upcoming)
2016            DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY

                     Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, MI
2015            Nebraska, Hunter Center Lobby,
                     MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (wall project)
2014            Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco CA
2013            DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
                     Barbara Takenaga, Bennington Art Museum, Bennington, VT
2013            DC Moore, New York, NY (catalogue)

2012            Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011            DC Moore, New York, NY (catalogue)
2010            
Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009            DC Moore, New York, NY (catalogue)
                      Rule Gallery, Denver, CO
2008            Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007            Brattleboro Art Museum, Brattleboro, VT
                      McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY (catalogue)
                      Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE  (catalogue)
                      Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL
2006            Museum of Outdoor Art, Englewood, CO
                      Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005            McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY (catalogue)
                      CU Museum, University of Colorado, Boulder  (brochure)
2004            New Works Space, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX
2003            Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                      McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
2001            James Graham & Sons, New York, NY
1997            Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
1993            Cambridge Multicultural Center, Cambridge, MA
                      College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, OH
                      Art In General, New York, NY
1992            Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY
                      Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, Mabel Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ  
1990            Watson Gallery, Wheaton College, Norton, MA
                      Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MASelected Group Exhibitions

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016   -105th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art: Threatening Beauty, Maier Museum of Art,  Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA
            -Bedazzled: The Glitter and Gold in Contemporary Art, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
            -Representing Rainbows, curated by Lisa Corinne Davis, Gerald Peters Gallery, NY, NY
            -Staying Power, Art & Culture, Albany International Airport Galleries, Albany, NY
            -Introductions, curated by Roberto Juarez, La Mama Galleria, New York, NY
            -Red @ Rule, Rule Gallery, Denver, CO
            -It Was Never Linear…Recent Painting, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE
            -Overgrowth, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
            -The Swerve, Ortega y Gasset, curated by Jennifer Coates, Brooklyn, NY

2015   -Alchemy, DC Moore, New York, NY
            -Printer’s Proof: 30 Years at Wingate Studio, Stone Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA
            -Painting Is Not Doomed to Repeat Itself, curated by John Yau, Hollis Taggart Gallery, NY, NY
            -This Big Land, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE
            -New New York: Abstract Painting in the 21st Century, Manoa Gallery, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
            -Tiny But Mighty, Pennsylvania Academy of Art, Philadelphia, PA
            -Multiverse, DC Moore, New York, NY
            -Selection from the Collection 1981-2015, Museum of Outdoor Art, Denver, CO
            -40 Years of the Vermont Studio Center, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY
            -20 x 16, curated by Geoffrey Young, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
2014    -Strut: The Peacock and Beauty in Art, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
             -#2: A Graphite Exhibition, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
             -Summer Shuffle: Contemporary Art @ PAFA Remixed, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
             -
Restless Universe,
David Findlay Gallery, New York, NY
             -Authentic Form, Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO
             -MAC @20 Part I, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX
             -Repetitive Motion, curated by Jennifer Samet, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, NY

             -Shark’s Ink: Collaborations, Pattern Shop Studio, Denver, CO
2013    -Ink Paper Scissors,
the Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT
          
   -Congregation, curated by Sheila Pepe, 106 Green Street, Brooklyn, NY
             -Approaching Infinity: The Collection of Richard N. Green, The Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, CA
2012   -Affinity Atlas, curated by Ian Berry, Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY  
             -The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA
             -Liminality, Luminosity, and the Everyday, CU Art Museum, Boulder, CO
             -Local Color, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
             -Hat Trick, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
             -Cosmologies, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
             -Size Matters: Small Works from the Fine Art Collection, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
             
-Cut, Drawn, Painted: Works on Paper, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY 
             -CTRL+P, curated by Julie Chae, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
             -San Antonio Collects: Contemporary, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio TX
             -Grey Full, curated by Geoffrey Young, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
             -Emergence and Structure, curated by Daniel Hill and Ron Janowich, Lafayette College in Easton, PA   (catalogue) Also traveled to:
                        - Miami Dade College, Miami, Fl
                       - University Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
             - More or Less, Art & Culture at the Albany International Airport Galleries
2011    -Shapeshifters, curated by Laurel Sparks, 443 PAS, New York, NY
             -White-Hot, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
             -Major Grey, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
             -Never the Same Twice, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
             -Paper A-Z, Sue Scott Gallery, New York, NY
             -Goldmine, Works from the Contemporary Collection of Michael and Sirje Gold,
              University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach
2010    -Inscrutable, University of Delaware @Crane, Philadelphia, PA
             -I Am the Cosmos, curated by Sara Lynn Henry, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
             -Vivid, curated by Janet Phelps, Schroeder Romero & Shredder, New York, NY
             -Wall to Wall, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
             - Elements of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation,
City of Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery, Lancaster, CA
             -Elements of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation,
Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA
             -Shark's Ink,
Creative Arts Center, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 
2009   -Vortexhibition Polyphonica, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
             -Casheesh II, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
             -Economies of Scale, Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA
             -New Prints, IPCNY, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
             -New Prints 2009 Winter, International Print Center of New York, NY
2008    -Horror Vacui, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
             -183rd Annual Invitational Exhibition, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
             -Midnight Full of Stars, curated by Sara Lynn Henry, Visual Art Center of New Jersey
             -It’s Gouache and Gouache Only, curated by Geoffrey Young, Andrea Meislin, New York, NY
             -RSVP, Invitational Exhibition, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney
2007   -Workspace Program, 2001-07, Dieu Donne, New York, NY
             -Prelude, Julie Chae Gallery, Boston, MA
             -Cut, Copy, Fold, Cover, Artists Image Resource, Pittsburgh, PA
             -Group Exhibition, Rule Gallery, Denver, CO
             -Natural Surroundings, Skylight Fine Arts, Keene Vallery, NY
             -Block Party II, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
             -To the Left, CTRL Gallery, Houston, TX
             -Natured Anew, Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI
             -Big Bang! Paintings for the 21st Century, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
2006    -Patternings: Ed Epping and Barbara Takenaga, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
             -ZusammenKunst, Galerie Hafemann, Wiesbaden, Germany
             -Dieu Donne: 30th Anniversary Exhibition, CG Boerner Gallery, New York, NY
             -Block Party, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
             -Decades of Influence, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
             -Selection from the Cultural Corridor, Storefront Projects, North Adams, MA,
             -Jack, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA
2005    -A Cooperation of Pleasures: Barbara Takenaga and Julie Evans, Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston, SC
             -National Drawing Invitational, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR (catalogue)
             -How Bad Do You Want It? Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
             -Collecting Contemporary Prints, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
             -Good Vibrations, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
             -2005 Annual Invitational Exhibition, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA (catalogue)
             -Sharon Booma, Akiko Sugiyama, Sang Roberson, Barbara Takenaga, Rocky Bridges, Joel Graesser, Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL
             -Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY
             -From Natural to Techno Universes: Our Brave New Worlds, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Program, Long Island City, NY (brochure)      
             -Eye Tattoos, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
2004    -and now they aren’t, but they are.  Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             -The Anxious Image, The Painting Center, New York, NY (catalogue)
             -Good Fortune, benefit exhibition, Dieu Donne, New York, NY
             -About Painting, Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (catalogue)
             -Mindscape, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY
             -I Want to Take You Higher, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
             -Border Crossing: Artists from the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
             -179th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy of Design, New York, NY (catalogue)
             -Radial Gradient, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA (brochure)
             -Hard and Soft, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
             -Four Abstract Paintings, Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA
2003    -Works on Paper: Variations and Themes, Pace University Gallery, Pleasantville, NY
             -Round, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY
             -Obsessive Pleasures, Pavel Zoubok, New York, NY
             -Flicker, Jeffrey Coploff Fine Art, New York, NY
             -New Prints 2003/Winter, International Print Center, New York, NY
             -Beautiful Recession, Red Dot, New York, NY
             -Accumulations, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY (catalogue)
             -Vermont Studio Center Press, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, Burlington, VT(catalogue)
             -Artists to Artists, A Decade of the Sharpe Space Program, Ace Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)           
             -Cascade of Scales, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY
2001    -Alterations, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY
             -Revival, Bridewater/Lustberg & Blumenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
             -Figstract Explosionism, Bridgewater/Lustberg & Blumenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
2000    -Elbows and Tea Leaves, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO (catalogue)
             -Small Pleasures in Idleness, Gallery 456, New York, NY
             -Battenfield, Harder, Lambert, Takenaga, Nightingale-Bamford School, New York, NY
1999    -Xmas Show, Kent Gallery, New York, NY
             -Trippy World, Baron/Boisante Gallery, New York, NY
             -Size Matters, Gale Gates, Et. Al., Brooklyn, NY
             -NEFA Fellowship Recipients, University Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth    
             -Split/Shift: Williams and Bennington Faculty Show, Mass MOCA, North Adams, MA
1998    -Group Exhibition, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
             -Contemporary Asian Women Artists, the Taipei Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
1997    -Threshold:  Limits of Perception, Eighth Floor Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
             -Fermented, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
             -1:One, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
             -The Intimate Brush, Palo Alto Arts Center, Palo Alto, CA
1996    -Pulse: Works on Paper, No.B.I.A.S., Bennington, VT
             -Repetition Compulsion, Eighth Floor Gallery, New York, NY
             -25th Anniversary Exhibition, Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (catalogue)
1995    -In and Out of Character, Roger Smith Gallery, New York, NY
             -Redefining Legacies, 1203 Art Space, San Antonio, TX
             -Beyond Boundaries and Traditions, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI         
1994    -Pasando La Mano, (5 person show) Soho 20 Gallery, New York, NY
             -Art to Art: Expressions by Asian American Women, Asia Society,  NY, NY
1993    -Art to Art: Expressions by Asian American Women, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
             -Visible Meaning, Ise Art Foundation, New York, NY (2 person)
             -The Choice of Painting,  Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT (brochure)
             -And He Was Looking For Asia: Alternatives to the Christopher Columbus Story, Asian American Arts Center, New York, NY     
             -NEFA Painting Fellows, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
1992    -Rudolfo Abularach, Nachume Miller, Barbara Takenaga, Brattleboro Art Museum, Brattleboro, VT
1990    -Ancestors Known and Unknown: Boxworks, Islip Art Museum, Long Island, NY.  (catalogue)
                Itinerary includes:
                • Art in General, New York, NY
                • The Wooster College Museum, Wooster, OH
                • Kean College, New Jersey
                • Bruce Watkins Center, Kansas City, MO
                • Roswell Museum, Roswell, NM
1991    -Inaugural Awards by the Alice Baber Art Fund: Carnwath, Gillespie, McCoy, Pitt, Takenaga, Helander Gallery,New York, NY
1990    -In The Spirit, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA

Selected Bibliography

            Johnson, Ken, Barbara Takenaga: Waiting in the Sky, New York Times, April 14, 2016
            Yau, John, Abstract Enigmas, DC Moore Gallery (catalogue), 2016
            Laster, Paul, Weekend Edition, Observer/Culture, April 28, 2016
            Good, Brittany, This Week’s Major Events…, InCollect, April 19, 2016
            Piepenbring, Dan, Waiting in the Sky, the Paris Review, March 30, 2016
            O”Rourke, John, Three Decades of Master Printing, Wingate Studio, BU Today, Nov. 30, 2015
            Antonini, Marco, New New York: Abstract Painting in the 21st Century, University of Hawaii 2015
            Tanigawa, Noe, Welcome to the Sentient World: The New Abstraction, Hawaii Public Radio, Nov. 10, 2015
            Resurgence of Abstract Art Examined at UH Manoa Exhibit, University of Hawaii News, Oct. 19, 2015
            Goldberg, David A.M., An Examination of Abstract Art, Honolulu Star Advertiser, Nov. 15, 2015
            Yau, John, Painting Is Not Doomed to Repeat Itself, Hollis Taggart Gallery, NY, NY
            Rubin, David, “Editors’ Roundtable,” Visual Art Source, June 12, 2015
            “Multiverse: DC Moore Gallery…” Artdaily.org, August 4, 2015
            Bland, Bartholomew, Strut: The Peacock and Beauty in Art, (catalogue), the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY, 2014
            Katz, Anita, “Barbara Takenaga Abstracts Combine Science, Magic,” The Examiner, San Francisco, Sept. 18, 2014
            Roth, David M., “Barbara Takenaga@ Gregory Lind,” Square Cylinder.com, Sept. 18, 2014
            Barbara Takenaga, Bennington Art Museum, Art New England, July 2014
            Rinaldi, Ray Mark, “RedLine…”, Denver Post, Jan. 19, 2014
            Edwards, Robin, “The Transit of Venus chronicles four decades of Front Range Women in the Visual Arts,” Westword, Jan. 7, 2014
            Belcove, Julie, “Barbara Takenaga,” Elle Décor, June/July 2014
            Barbara Takenaga in Painters on Painting, a blog by Julie Heffernan and Virginia Wagner, 2014 - Barbara Takenaga, Bennington Art Museum, Art New England, July 2014
            Keeting, Zachary and Christopher Joy, “Barbara Takenaga,” 28 min video interview, Gorky’s Granddaughter, January 2014
            Coffin, Anne, A Decade of New Prints, International Print Center New York, 2013
            Church, Amanda, “Barbara Takenaga, New Paintings,” Art News, November 2013
            Berlind, Robert, “Barbara Takenaga, New Paintings,” The Brooklyn Rail, Oct. 3, 2013
            Yau, John, “The Face of Infinity Is Not A Picture,” Hyperallergic, September 22, 2013
            “Barbara Takenaga, New Paintings,” Wall Street International, November 25, 2013
            “Exhibition of New Paintings by Barbara Takenaga,” Art Daily, November 24, 2013
            Kushner, Robert, Barbara Takenaga: New Paintings, (catalogue), DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY, 2013
            Daniels, Diana, Approaching Infinity: The Richard N. Green Collection of Contemporary Abstraction, (catalogue), Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
            Kushner, Robert, Barbara Takenaga: New Paintings, (catalogue), DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
, 2013
            Daniels, Diana, Approaching Infinity: The Richard N. Green Collection of Contemporary Abstraction, (catalogue), Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA 2013
            Cozzolino, Robert, editor, The Female Gaze:Women Artists Making Their World, (catalogue), Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia. PA 2012
            Berry, Ian, Affinity Atlas (catalogue), Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY 2012 
            Johnson, Elizabeth, “Processing Art at Margaret Thatcher Projects,” The Artblog, August 2012 
            Phillips, Stephen Bennett, Acquisitions 2009-2011, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington D.C.
            Cheng, Dewitt, “Critic’s Pick, SF Bay Area,” Art Ltd. Magazine, May 2012
            Baker, Kenneth, “Takenaga’s Visionary Abstraction,” SF Gate, San Francisco Chronicle, May 26, 2012
            Einspruch, Franklin, “Energies Illustrated, Barbara Takenaga at Gregory Lind,” The New York Sun, May 15, 2012
            Hill, Daniel and Ron Janovich, Emergence and Structure, (catalogue) Layfayette College, Easton, PA
            Princenthal, Nancy, Barbara Takenaga: New Paintings, catalogue essay, DC Moore Gallery 2011
            Scoates, Miles, and Melrod, Goldmine: From the Collection of Sirje and Michael Gold, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, 2011
            Potter, Ben and Kathryn Miles, editors, Hawk & Handsaw Vol 4, 2011, Unity College
            Smith, Roberta, “Vivid and Pavers,” The New York Times, Jan. 21, 2011
            Miranda, Carolina, “This Week: Must-See Arts in the City,” WNYC’s Arts Datebook, November 18, 2010
            Rubin, David S., Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s, San Antonio Museum of Art and MIT Press, 2010
            Brown, Brice and Mark Shortliffe, The Sienese Shredder Issue 4, 2010, work featured p.125
            Baker, Kenneth.  “Takenaga's Trances,” San Francisco Chronicle, March 13, 2010
            Swanhuyser, Hiya.  “Takenaga's Trip Out,” SF Weekly, March 10-16, 2010
            Sheets, Hilarie M., “Where Women Are the Majority,” (photograph p 97) Art News, December 2009
            Cross, Susan, "Last Blue Wheel" catalogue essay, DC Moore, New York, NY 2009
            Paglia, Michael, "There's Natural Beauty in the Abstract Work of These Four Artists, Denver Westword, June 2, 2009
            MacMillan, Kyle, "Beauty's Bold Comeback," The Denver Post, May 22, 2009
            "Agenda," New York Magazine, Jan. 19, 2009
            Goings On About Town, The New Yorker, July 2008
            Rosenberg, Karen, “Where Have All The Paintings Gone? To the National Academy,” The New York Times, May 30, 2008
            Bischoff, Dan, “Stars in Their Eyes,” The Star-Ledger, New Jersey, April 20, 2008
            Castillo, Jane, Line: 7 Elements of Art, Reina Publishing and Morgan James Publishing, New York, NY  2008
            Jancar, Ava, “Op Parts,” ArtSlant, San Francisco, March 14, 2008
            Brown, Brice, Barbara Takenaga (catalogue), McKenzie Fine Art, NYC  2007
            Phillips, Patricia C., “In the Making,” Workspace Program 2001-07, Dieu Donne, 2007
            MacMillan, Kyle, “1 More Art Show,” The Denver Post, Oct. 27, 2007
            Krug, Margaret, An Artist’s Handbook, Abrams, 2007
            McQuaid, Cate, “At Three Sites, New Management and Fresh Ideas” Boston Globe, Oct. 4, 2007
            Cohen, David, “Gallery Going,” The New York Sun, Sept. 19, 2007
            Lake, Eva, interview and podcast, Voice America, August 22, 2007
            Petersen, Amy, “To the Left” Houston Press, July 19, 2007
            Cook, Greg, “Act Natural,” The Boston Phoenix, June 12, 2007
            McQuaid, Cate, “Revealing Creative Nature,” The Boston Globe, June 21, 2007
            Van Siclen, Bill, “Forces of Nature and Art,” The Providence Journal, RI, June 21, 2007
            MacAdam, Barbara A., “The New Abstraction,” Art News, April 2007
            Johnson, Ken, “Seeing a Pattern,” Boston Globe, February 2, 2007
            Cook, Greg, “Ah, Painting!” The Boston Phoenix, January 29, 2007
            Whitman, Arthur, “Big Bang! Abstract Paintings…,” Big Red & Shiny, Issue 61
            Capasso, Nick, Big Bang! Painting in the 21st Century, (catalogue), DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, January 2007
            Lord, Jennifer, “Canvas Cosmology” Metrowest Daily News Tribune, Boston, Jan. 24, 2007
            Dantzic, Cynthia, 100 New York Painters, published by Schiffer Books, 2007
            Paglia, Michael, “Basis Loaded, Decades of Influence,” Westword, June 29, 2006
            Berlind, Robert & David Cohen, Eleanor Heartney, Mark Stevens, (panel discussion)
            The Review Panel: Nancy Spero, Hans Haacke, Barbara Takenaga, Duncan Hannah, National Academy of Art, New York, NY, December 2, 2005,
            documented on ArtCritical.com
            MacMillan, Kyle, “Art of the State,” The Denver Post, June 25, 2006 (photograph)
            MacMillan, Kyle, “Decades of Influence: Colorado 1985 – Present,” The Denver Post, June 8, 2006 (photograph)
            Baker, R.C., The Village Voice, November 7-14, 2005
            Cohen, David, “Barbara Takenaga,” New York Sun, November 17, 2005
            Kushner, Robert, Barbara Takenaga, (catalogue essay) McKenzie Fine Art, 2005
            Perry, Vicky, Abstract Painting, published by Watson-Guptali, 2005
            Young, Bryan, catalogue “National Drawing Exhibition”, Arkansas Art Center, 2005
            Smith, Nick, “Rave Party,” Charleston City Paper, Nov. 2, 2005
            Drake, Nicholas, Interview: Julie Evans, Brian Rutenberg, Barbara Takenaga, “Talk
            About” WSCI radio (NPR affiliate), Charleston, SC, October, 2005
            Hagood, Catherine, “Cooperation of Pleasures,” The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC, October 20, 2005
            Johnson, Ken, “Good Vibrations,” New York Times, July 15, 2005
            Chandler, Mary Voelz, “Art by Numbers,” Rocky Mountain News, July 14, 2005
            Cohen, David, “Gallery Going” The New York Sun, July 7, 2005
            Marglin, Elizabeth, “Artful Transformation,” Boulder Daily Camera, July 3, 2005
            Becker, Lisa Tamiris, Micro/Macro:  Barbara Takenaga, (brochure) CU Museum, University of Colorado, Boulder 2005
            Lynch, Mark, 2005 DeCordova Artist Interview, WICN radio, October,2005
            Temin, Christine, “Variety blooms at DeCordova Annual,” Boston Globe, May 27, 2005
            Millis, Christopher, “The 2005 DeCordova Annual Exhibition,” Boston Phoenix, May 16, 2005
            Hopkins, Randi, “Perennials and Obsessions,” Boston Phoenix, April 22, 2005
            “DeCordova Annual Exhibit,” Lincoln Journal, Acton, MA, April 21, 2005
            Novina, Alexandra, The 2005 DeCordova Annual Exhbition, (catalogue) curated by
            Rachel Lafo, Nick Capasso, & others, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
            Meyers, Laura, “LA Hosts Art Fairs Trifecta,” Art Business News, April 2005
            Thompson, Joe and others, Ten Years of Artist’s Resource Trust, 2005
            Baker, Kenneth, “Radial Gradient,” Art News, February 2005
            Johnson, Ken, “179th Annual,”  New York Times, May 14, 2004
            Kushner, Robert, “Barbara Takenaga,” Art In America, February 2004
            Henry, Sara Lynn, Brave New Worlds, (brochure) Dorsky Curatorial Programs, Long Island City, NY 2004
            The Anxious Image, (catalogue) curated by Jimmy Wright and David Sharpe, The Painting Center, New York, NY 2004
            The 179th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, (catalogue)
            Nancy Malloy, The National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 2004
            Berry, Ian, About Painting, (catalogue) Tang Teaching Museum, 2004
            Walker, Sarah, Radial Gradient, (brochure) Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, 2004
            Buhman, Stefanie, “Barbara Takenaga,” Artcritical.com, October, 2003
            Schmerier, Sarah, “Affordable Art Fair,” Time Out, New York,, October 30, 2003
            “Affordable Art Fair,” In New York, October 2003
            Johnson, Ken, “Obsessive Pleasures,” The New York Times, May 9, 2003
            Hirsch, Faye, “Working Proof:  Print Reviews,” Art on Paper, April 2003
            Korotkin, Joyce, “Beautiful Recession,” The New York Art World, April 2003
            Artists to Artists, A Decade of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, (catalogue) 2002
            Shaw, Karen, Accumulations, (catalogue) Islip Art Museum, 2002
            Newhall, Edith, “Night in the City,”  New York, January 7, 2002
            Johnson, Ken, “Barbara Takenaga,” The New York Times, December 28, 2001
            Johnson, Ken, “Alterations,”  The New York Times, August 10, 2001
            “Figstract Explosionism,”  The New Yorker, February 19 & 26, 2001
            Vermont Studio Center Press Catalog 3, 2001
            Gluckstern, J., “Frontrange Women,”  Daily Camera, Boulder, CO, June, 2000
            Payton, Cydney, Marsha Semmel, Lucy Lippard, Margo Espenlaub, Elbows and Tea
            Leaves, Frontrange Women in the Visual Arts, Boulder Center for Contemporary Art, 2000
            Johnson, Ken, “Trippy World”  The New York Times, October 22, 1999
            Levin, Kim, “Choices”  Village Voice, October 19, 1999
            “People Are Talking About.”.,  Vogue Magazine, September, 1999  (photograph)
            “Trippy World,” Shout Magazine, New York, NY, September, 1999
            Cotter, Holland, “Art In Review,”  The New York Times, April 24, 1998
            Lien, Fu-Chia-Wen, Contemporary Asian Women Artists, (catalogue) Taipei Gallery,1998
            Pelli, Denis, “Seeing Is Easy,” New York Arts Magazine, October 1997
            Pelli, Denis & Ana Maria Torres, Threshold: Limits of Perception (catalogue), New York University, 1997
            Cheng, Amy, “Would You Mind Repeating That Again?”  NY Soho Arts Magazine, October 1996
            Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series:  25 Years of Feminism, Rutgers University, 1996
            Broude, Norma and Mary Garrard, The Power of Feminist Art, Abrams, 1994, (group photograph), p. 114
            “Gathering Medicine,”  Manual, Art In General, 1994, p. 47, 100
            Raven, Arlene, "The Conversation:  Barbara Takenaga," Manual, Art In General, 1993
            The Choice of Painting, Lyman Allen Art Museum, Natalie Coletta-Sanford, 1993
            "Five Chapters: Barbara Takenaga,"  video  by Christine Choy, 1993
            Cloud, Laura, “Lyman Allyn Art Museum...," Art New England, June/July 1993
            Zimmer, William, "Invention Hews to Yankee Tradition," The New York Times, March 14, 1993
            Sherman, Mary, "Fellowship Recipients...", Boston Herald, Sept. 13, 1992
            Becker, Jacqueline, “Visions of Nature and Culture," Art New England, Oct/Nov 1992
            Spence, Pamela Richards, Retrospective Catalog of the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, The Journal of the Rutgers University Libraries, 1992
            Smith, Beryl, Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, (catalogue) Douglass College, New Brunswick, NJ, 1991

 

Education

                      BFA and MFA             University of Colorado, Boulder

Teaching Experience


                      
Currently                     Mary A. & William Wirt Warren Professor of Art, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, (at Williams since 1985)
                    

Fellowships/Residencies/Awards

2012    Elected National Academician of the National Academy, New York, NY
2012    Smith College Print Workshop, created an edition with Peter Pettengill, Smith College, Northampton, MA

2009    Wauson Fellowship, FOR-SITE FOUNDATION, San Francisco, CA

2008    Eric Isenburger Annual Award, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
2005    Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons  Purchase Awards,
             American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY
2004    Workspace Program, Dieu Donne Papermill, New York, NY
             Artist’s Resource Trust Grant, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
2000    Printmaking Residency, Vermont Studio Center Press
1998    Massachusetts Artist Fellowship in painting, Massachusetts Cultural Council and the New England Foundation for the Arts
1993    Artist's Residency Grant, Art In General, NY State Council on the Arts
             New England Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (regional NEA) in painting
1992    Studio Grant, Space Program in New York City, Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation
             Asian Women United Grant for collaborative video with Christine Choy
             Alice Baber Art Fund Grant, New York, NY

Public Collections

UNL/University of Nebraska Medical Center Health Science Education Building
Mt. Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA
The Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
CU Art Museum, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
The DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Dieu Donne Papermill, New York, NY
The Fine Art Program at the Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C,
Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
The Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
The Hallmark Fine Arts Program, Kansas City, MO
The Library of Congress, Washington DC
Museum of Outdoor Art, Englewood, CO           
Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE
Neuberger Museum, Purchase College SUNY, NY
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Sheldon Art Museum, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
United States Embassy in Algeria
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA

Corperate Collections

The Capital Group Companies, Los Angeles, CA
The Four Seasons Hotel, Maui, HI
Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas, NE
Polsinelli Art Collection, USA
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
Citigroup, New York, NY
The News Corporation, New York, NY
The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME
Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, OH
Neuberger Berman, New York, NY
Citibank, New York, NY
Bank of America, San Francisco, CA
Bank of American, Boston, MA