Barbara Epstein Gruber
[410] 484-3110 / [410] 302-2353

Email:barb@americanpaintingsonline.com  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
My paintings and drawings are about light, color, air, touch and the experience of painting. They are painted directly from life, and they are about looking, about the particular vibration that occurs when one specific color is placed next to another. At their best, they speak to the abstract nature of vision, the way our eyes see in pieces of color and shape.


                         
SELECTED JURIED & INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS:

2011Barbara Gruber; Vision, Color, Light and Air, Chesapeake Arts Center, Brooklyn Park, MD

2011 Art Matters, Forge Fine Art Gallery. Monkton, MD

2011 Small Works, Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA

2010 Barbara Gruber and Laurie Fader; Vision and Myth, Stevenson University Gallery, Stevenson, MD

2006-2010 Bands in the Sand, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Invitational Auction, Annapolis, MD

2003-2010 L'Art pour L'Art, Huntington Arts Center Invitaional Auction, Huntington, NY

2009 Robert Knudsen and Barbara Gruber; Recent Work. Worcester County Arts Council, Berlin, MD

2009 Barbara Gruber and Robert Knudsen; Recent Work, Diddywopps and Keeffers, Monkton, MD

1998-2008 15 x 15, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2008 Opening Reception, Oriet's Fine Art, Baltimore, MD

2008 Barbara Gruber and Robert Knudsen; Recent Work, Knott Gallery, Notre Dame School, Luthervlile, MD

2008 Main Street, Diddywopps and Keeffers, Monkton, MD

2007 Robert Knudsen and Barbara Gruber; Landscapes and Seascapes, Sheppard Gallery, Ellicott City, MD

2007 Seventh Annual American Landscape Show, MFA Gallery, Annapolis, MD

2007 Art for Land's Sake, Caves Farm, Owings Mills, MD
2007 Fresh Air, Artrium Gallery, Huntington, NY
2006 A Mile in Winter is Two, Sheppard Art Gallery, Ellicott City, MD
2006 Winter Holiday Show, Gallery North, Setauket, NY
2006 ArtMD 2006, Howard County Art Center, Ellicott City, MD, Juror; Gary Vikan, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD
2006 A Long Shadow; The Influence of Fairfield Porter, Villa Julie College Gallery, Stevenson, MD, Curator; Ted Leigh, author, "Material Witness; Letters of Fairfield Porter"
2006 Particular Places, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT, Juror; Bernard Chaet
2006 Winter Holiday Show, Gallery North, Setauket, NY
2005, 2006 Annual Juried Portrait Show, Main Street Petite Gallery, Huntington, NY, Hon. Mention
2006 Winter Holiday Show, Gallery North, Setauket, NY
2006 Annual Juried Portrait Show, Main Street Petite Gallery, Huntington, NY, Hon. Mention
2005 Art in the Valley, Maryland Stallion Station, Worthington Valley, MD
2005 Annual Juried Landscape Show, Main Street Petite Gallery, Huntington, NY, Juror; Anne Cohen DiPietro, Heckscher Museum, NY
2005 Invitational Masters Show, Main Street Petite Gallery, Huntington, NY
2004 Art HoCo, Howard County Art Center, Ellicott City, MD
2004 A Visual Feast, Sheppard Gallery, Ellicott City, MD
1999-2003 Columbia Festival of the Arts, Wilde Lake Theatre Gallery, Columbia, MD
2001-200220/20 Invitational Show, Howard County Art Center, Ellicott City, MD
2001 Barbara Gruber, Recent Work, Knott Gallery, Notre Dame School, Baltimore, MD
2000-2001 Barbara Gruber, Landscapes and Figures, Brainerd Gallery, Bluefield, VA
2000 The Artist and the Process, Howard County Art Center, Ellicott City, MD
2000 New American Paintings, Midatlantic, MFA Edition, 2000 Juror; Klaus Kertess, Whitney Museum, NY
1999 A Sense of Place, Works by Contemporary Maryland Artists, Government House, Annapolis, MD
Juror; Doreen Bolger, Baltimore Museum of Art
1998 Four Maryland Landscape Artists, Q Gallery, Catonsville, MD
1998  ArtMD 1998, Howard County Art Center, Ellicott City, MD
  Juror; Doreen Bolger, Baltimore Museum of Art

1997 Network 25,Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1997, 2005 15 x 15, 10 x 10, Decker Gallery,Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1996   Art HoCo, Howard County Art Center, Ellicott City, MD
    Juror; Samuel Hoi, Corcoran School of Art, Washington D. C.

COLLECTIONS
Archdiocese of Maryland
Utz Development Corp., Annapolis, Maryland

Central Scholarship Bureau, MD

PUBLICATIONS
Maryland Gazette, Cover, June

Loudoun Times Mirror, August 2010

Baltimore, Sun, June, 2007

New York Times Art Review, December 11, 2005
Huntington Arts Magazine, Cover, 2005
Columbia Flier, Review, 2004, 2000
New American Paintings, Midatlantic MFA Edition, 2000
Urbanite #2, March, 2004
Bluefield Observer, Cover, November, 2001
New American Paintings, Midatlantic MFA Edition, 2000

GALLERY REPRESENTATION
La Petite Gallery, Annapolis, MD
The Four O'Clock Fox, Middleburg, VA

Oriet's Fine Art, Monkton, MD

Still Life Gallery, Ellicott City, MD

Diddywopps and Keeffers, Monkton, MD

Brainerd Gallery, Bluefield, VA
Art Resource, Inc., Baltimore, MD
Open Gallery, Northport, NY
Gallery North, Setauket, NY
Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

EDUCATION:
MFA Painting Brooklyn College, May 2000
MFA Candidate Painting University of Pennsylvania, 1997-98
BFA Painting Maryland Institute College of Art, December 1996, Summa Cum Laude

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Instructor, Painting Johns Hopkins University

Instructor, Drawing, Maryland Institute College of Art

Instructor, Painting Anne Arundel Community College

Instructor, Painting & Drawing Stevenson University (formerly Villa Julie College)
Instructor, Painting & Drawing Villa Julie College
Instructor, Drawing Howard Community College
Lecturer Maryland Institute College of Art, 1999

AWARDS:
Charles Shaw Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies
Seymour Mandelbaum Memorial Scholarship
Francis Burns Harvey Scholarship
Lessans Family Arts Scholarship