Lisa Marie Barber | More Blooms

Lisa Marie Barber | More Blooms

More Blooms offers meditations on happiness and beauty that surround us every day.

Barber creates imagined conceptions of home, gardens, and friends that convey a sense of peacefulness, playfulness, and celebration. Her large assemblage ceramic sculptures, installations, and mixed-media quilts use low-tech methods and showcase the handmade quality present in her work. More Blooms invites viewers to notice and celebrate the abundance in our lives and relationships.

About the Artist

Originally from Tucson, AZ, Lisa earned her BS in Sociology/Art minor at Northern Arizona University (1992) and MFA from the University of Texas at Austin (1998). She is currently a full Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, where she teaches ceramics and serves as the Liberal Studies Program Director. Prior to her professorship, she worked as a university and youth art instructor in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Lisa’s aesthetic sensibility is rooted in Central American Folk Art and the Mexican Catholic shrines of her heritage and upbringing in Tucson, Arizona. Deliberate with showcasing the “handmade” quality of her work, she uses low-tech methods to create large assemblage ceramic sculptures and installations, as well as mixed media quilts. Her work encompasses imagined conceptions of home, gardens, peacefulness, playfulness, and celebration. She strives to have her work be accessible to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

In addition to exhibiting nationally with over 50 solo/two-person exhibitions to her credit, Lisa has held Artist-in-Residence positions at City University of New York, Hunter College; Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis; Watershed Center for Ceramic Art, Newcastle, ME; Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE; University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Mendocino Art Center, California; and Clay Studio of Missoula, Montana. She has received numerous honors and led workshops from New York to California.

Gallery Hours

The gallery is open daily from 9 am - 5 pm through May 31st and 9 am - 8 pm beginning June 1st. 

We are located at Silverwood Park, 2500 County Road E, Saint Anthony, MN 55421.

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