Tracy Silva Barbosa     b. 1977, Taunton, MA

Education

Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA 1999 

BFA, Massachusetts College of Art 1999

2003-Present

Owner/Artist Tracy Silva Barbosa Studio, New Bedford, MA

2015

Steering Committee, AHA! -New Bedford, MA 

Community Leader/Member/Advocate MASS Creative -Boston, MA

Co-Founder/ Teacher Mermaid School, Southcoast YMCA -New Bedford, MA 

Trustee, The Ropeworks Artist Community -New Bedford, MA 

2014

Co-Chair New Bedford Open Studios -New Bedford, MA

Steering Committee, AHA! -New Bedford, MA 

Speaker/Advocate MASS Creative -Boston, MA

2013

Steering Committee Secretary & Director of Marketing Communication & Social Media: New Bedford Open Studios - New Bedford, MA 

Ropeworks Artist Community Representative and Event Director: New Bedford Open Studios- New Bedford, MA
Gallery Advisor: Trescott Street Gallery- Taunton, MA

2012-2014

Teacher: South Coast Homeschoolers- Art History & Techniques, New Bedford, MA 

Marketing/Distribution AHA!-New Bedford, MA

Speaker/ Activist/Advocate: MassCreative Boston, MA

Director/Curator- Massachusetts College of Art SouthCoast Alumni Exhibit @ The Ropeworks Gallery, New Bedford MA

Long, long, ago

2002-03 Studio/Office Assistant- Dorothy Hafner Studio, New York, NY
1999-02 Studio Assistant/Project Manager- John Lewis Glass Studio, Oakland, CA

1999 Teacher- Public Glass San Francisco, CA

1998-99 Teacher Asst.- Massachusetts College of Art Boston, MA

 

Selected Exhibitions/ Commissions

Ongoing- Public

“The Mercurial Tree” R-Line: Rochambeau & N. Main St. permanent RIPTA bus shelter installation- Providence RI

"The Golden Rule" Sgt. William H. Carney Academy Public Elementary Greenhouse Mural: GROW Education/ Marion Institute New Bedford, MA

"7:30a.m. A Personal Cathedral" CEO Offices 75 Holly Hill Lane Greenwich, CT

2016

"Ongoing" Detour Gallery, Red Bank, NJ 

"Art from the Heart" a benefit for fellow artist, Chad Frownfelter @ Gallery 65,  New Bedford, MA 

Private commission 3' x 9' original painting on canvas  New York, NY

WSOAE” New York, NY

2015

"Small Works" Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA 

New Bedford Open Studios 2015The Ropeworks -New Bedford, MA

Play in the Park @ Riverside Park, New Bedford Open Studios Volunteer Community Outreach Project  New Bedford, MA 

“WSOAE” New York, NY

Private commission- Glass entry walls Rose Residence Washington, DC

GROW Ed. Mural, Collaboration with Marion Institute/ GROW Ed. & Carney Academy -New Bedford, MA

Private commission- “Western Ocean” New York, NY

2014

Private commission- “Great Bay” 5’ x 9’ painting on canvas NY, NY

“Public Hanging” Gallery X- New Bedford, MA

“Artists of Rhode Island Transit Authority. Art in Transit”  City Hall Gallery- Providence, RI

“WSOAE” New York, NY

2013

"Between Dawn & Moon" Trescott Street Gallery- Taunton, MA 

“Trees” Gallery 65- New Bedford, MA

"Equinox" Gallery X- New Bedford, MA
"WSOAE" New York, NY

2012

"Revealed" Susan Eley Fine Art-New York, NY
"SoHo Artists" The Laffer Gallery- Schuylerville, NY
“Glass Fest” Exhibit A- Corning, NY
"Paint The Downtown" Downtown Taunton Foundation Annual Auction- Taunton, MA 

“Members Show” Newport Art Museum- Newport, RI

“MassArt Southcoast Alumni Show”- New Bedford, MA 

2011

“Art Miami/ Susan Eley Fine Art – Miami, FL

“New Bedford Open Studios” New Bedford, MA
2010 

"Transcending Time" Edward Hopper House Museum- Nyack, NY 

2009

“Phylum Kingdom” Black Maria Gallery- Los Angeles CA

"Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition"- Toronto Canada 

“The Art of Design” At Home in the City- Chicago IL 

“Art Prize” River House- Grand Rapids MI 

“Flashlight” Windsor Art Center- Windsor CT

2008

“Bridge Art Fair Miami Beach” Susan Eley Fine Art, NY 

“Hermanos/Barbosa” Susan Eley Fine Art- New York, NY
“ Summer Group Show” Susan Eley Fine Art- New York, NY

2007

“Uncover, Discover, and Reveal” The Art Directors Club- New York, NY 

“Coniunctio” Amrose Sable Gallery- Albany NY
“Night and Day” Little Bird Gallery- Los Angeles, CA

2006

 “Mercurius” Metalstone Gallery- New York, NY 

"TSBarbosa" Susan Megson Gallery- New York, NY

2005

Trowbridge Lewis Galleries- Middleburg, VA 

Tao Living- New York, NY

2004

“Fabricating the Natural” The Naked Eye- New York, NY 

SOFA Exposition- Chicago, IL
International Art Festival, Lim Lip Museum- Korea 

Weiss/Pollack Gallery- New York, NY

“Firmament” Robert Lehman Gallery- New York, NY 

1999 

“Glass” Chappell Gallery- Boston, MA

“Sculptural Glass” Creative Arts Workshop- New Haven, CT

“Merged Realities” Central Arts Collective- Tucson, AZ 

1998 

Glass Art Society International Student Exhibition- Japan

 

Awards

2015  Entrepreneurship for All Entrepreneur Award

2014 1st Place Mixed Media Award WSOAE 

20071st Place. Bioré + GenArt: Uncover, Discover, and Reveal grant 

2003Urban Glass Emerging Artist Fellowship
1999Donis A. Dondis Travel Fellowship

19981st Place, Glass Art Society International Student Exhibition

 

Bibliography

MA Small Business Development Center, "Q&A With Tracy Silva Barbosa of Duende Glass LLC" New Bedford Guide Nov 27 2016

New England Home Magazine "Local Assets" November-December 2016

Ryan-Vollmar, Susan, "New Bedford 'artrepreneur' puts a face on the arts for policy makers" March 28, 2016

Garcia, John, "Greenhouse grows enthusiasm at New Bedford's Carney Academy" South Coast Today Jan 8, 2016

 http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20160108/NEWS/160109647

Wilkinson, Don, "Small Dimensions, Big Impact at Shattuck Gallery" South Coast Today December 4, 2015

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20151204/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/151209705/101103/ENTERTAINMENT

CBS New York Network television 

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/video/11550591-interview-artist-tracy-silva-barbosa-on-washington-square-outdoor-art-exhibit/

Bowles, Sandy Quadros “Artists bring traditional Portuguese design to Riverside Park in New Bedford” SouthCoast Today http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20150825/NEWS/150829614

Philip Eil, “Look At That” The Providence Phoenix July 23, 2014

Francisco Resendes, “Artes e Espetáculos” The Portuguese Times July 28, 2014

DiMauro, Samantha ”Focus on Cape Cod” Art in New England Magazine Vol. 35 issue 4 July/ August 2014

Silva, Helena. “EUA-Nova Inglaterrs Contacto” ( http://www.rtp.pt/play/p1463/e157434/eua-nova-inglaterra-contacto-2014) Radio e Televisao de Portugal (RTPI)

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