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HMA to present Curator's Choice: Barrie Kaufman Exhibit

Nov. 07, 2012 @ 09:16 PM

HUNTINGTON -- A Gallery Walk with Barrie Kaufman on Friday, Nov. 9, will kick off a new exhibit at the Huntington Museum of Art.

The Huntington Museum of Art will present the exhibit Curator's Choice: Barrie Kaufman from Nov. 10, 2012, through Feb. 3, 2013.

The walk will take place at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9, in conjunction with the opening for Huntington Federal Savings Bank Presents: Mr. Fitz: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Huntington Museum of Art. A reception will follow. Admission is free.

Throughout her 35-year career of making art, Kaufman has never stopped experimenting with new techniques. Working primarily on paper, and in a series format, Kaufman explores her themes in a multitude of mediums.

Kaufman has been involved with HMA for more than 30 years, participating in numerous Exhibition 280 exhibits, and receiving awards in 1990 and 2003. This will be the Museum's fifth Curator's Choice, a series of solo exhibitions, presenting the work of selected artists from West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. Curator's Choice began in 2004. To date the series has presented solo exhibitions featuring the work of Robert Hutton (2004), Paula Clendenin (2006), Darryl Halbrooks (2008), and Charles Jupiter Hamilton (2010).

Kaufman received a BA degree from Marietta College, an MA degree in Art Therapy from Wright State University, and an MA degree in Art from Marshall University. She has been in private practice as an art therapist since 1986. She has taught Art at Mountaineer Montessori School since 1989 and maintains a teaching studio in Charleston. Kaufman has had solo exhibitions of her work in the United States, Canada and Stockholm, Sweden, at Sotheby's, and her work has been in group exhibitions in Taipei, Taiwan, Canada and throughout the United States. Honors and awards include Taipei City Mayor's Prize, 5th International Print Biennial, Pressé Papier, Visiting Artist Fellowship Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada, West Virginia Commission on the Arts, The Painted Bride, Philadelphia PA, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Kentucky Foundation for Women, the West Virginia Visual Arts Fellowship for Painting and Crafts, and many others.

Her work is in the permanent collections of the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; Rutgers University, Rutgers, New Jersey; Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences; Collection of West Virginia State Museum, Charleston; Marshall University Graduate College; University of Charleston; and many others.

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