Tracy Silva Barbosa     b. 1977, Taunton, MA


Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA 1999 

BFA, Massachusetts College of Art 1999


Owner/Artist Duende Glass LLC/  Tracy Silva Barbosa Studio, New Bedford, MA


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 


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

Steering Committee, AHA! -New Bedford, MA 

Speaker/Advocate MASS Creative -Boston, MA


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


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


"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


"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


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


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

“Trees” Gallery 65- New Bedford, MA

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


"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 


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

“New Bedford Open Studios” New Bedford, MA

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


“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


“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


“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


 “Mercurius” Metalstone Gallery- New York, NY 

"TSBarbosa" Susan Megson Gallery- New York, NY


Trowbridge Lewis Galleries- Middleburg, VA 

Tao Living- New York, NY


“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 


“Glass” Chappell Gallery- Boston, MA

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

“Merged Realities” Central Arts Collective- Tucson, AZ 


Glass Art Society International Student Exhibition- Japan



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



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

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

CBS New York Network television

Bowles, Sandy Quadros “Artists bring traditional Portuguese design to Riverside Park in New Bedford” SouthCoast Today

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” ( Radio e Televisao de Portugal (RTPI)

Azorean Spirit Magazine “Pintar desafios” No. 60_20 February_April 2014

Seiger, Karen. "Fine Art on the City Streets", Markets of New York City: June 2013

Tuoti, Gerry."Works of Tracy Silva Barbosa to be featured at Taunton Creates Art Festival" Taunton Gazette May 2013 

Saber Açores. "As Pataricas: Artistas Luso Descendentes" No. 159 March/February 2013
Azorean Spirit Magazine. "Gente Notåvel" December-February 2013
New England Home Magazine “Keith Lichtman Design” Oct. 2012

Phillip J. Mellin “Artist Interview: Tracy S Barbosa” AHTCAST Feb 11, 2011
LXTV “Warming up with Modern Design with Keith Lichtman” NBC NY News 4 Oct. 21 2010
“Tracy Silva Barbosa.” Open Studios Press; Studio Visit volume six 2009: 10
The Celebrity Apprentice season one, NBC. A print hangs in The Donald’s Boardroom
Masuike, Hiroku. “Home-Grown Brooklynites? No, but Proud Adoptees.” New York Times 20 February 2008
DePanidi, Guiliana. “Bioré/Gen Art Uncover, Discover, and Reveal event.” E! News October 2007
Lee, Jan “Lean, Green, Talent Machines.” Beauty News NYC.COM 8 November 2007
Karth, Barbara. “Shimmer and Light.” Home and Design September-October 2007
Moeller, Sherry. “Turning a Passion in to a Business.” Washington Spaces Fall 2005
Green, Penelope. “HABITATS/Greenwich Village; A Teacher Gives Her Christopher Street Co-op an A+.” New York Times 14 November 2004 

Hensler Fogarty, Kate. “Off the Record” Glass, Number 94 Spring 2004: 

8Hensler Fogarty, Kate. “Urbanglass News.” Glass, Number 93 Fall 2003: 60