EDUCATION:

M. F. A., Pratt Institute, New York, NY

M. A. California State University, Fullerton, CA

M. A. Istituto Pio XII, Florence, Italy

B. A., Clarke College, Dubuque, IA

University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Akademie Die Bilhauer Kunst, Vienna, Austria

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois


 SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2007 Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

2006 Haus, Pasadena, CA

2003 Looking, John Wayne Airport, Orange County, CA

2000 Words Are Slippery, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

1998 Light As Substance, Cypress College, Cypress, CA

1994 Without Words:  Twenty-One Drawings, Twenty-One Days, The Floating Storefront Studio, 

         Irvine Marketplace, Irvine, CA             

         Without Words, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA

1991 Rainforest, Goldenwest College, Huntington Beach, CA

1990  D ouble Reflection, Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, CA

1989 Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

1987 Orlando Gallery, Sherman Oaks, CA

1986 Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

1985 Recent Work, Orlando Gallery, Sherman Oaks, CA

        Work, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA


PERFORMANCES:

2013 Ricochet, Wall Painting 2013, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA

         Drawn, (Southern) California Drawing, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA 

2010  Tip Top, OsCene 2010 – Contemporary Art and Culture in OC, Laguna Art Museum, 

                Laguna Beach, CA

        Circling Because the World is round...it Turns me on, JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach

        Island.  The Organic Line, Andi Campognone Projects, Pomona, CA

2008  Measured Breaths, Otis College of Art and Design, Ben Maltz Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007  Solo Act, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

2006  Afterlife, Haus, Pasadena, CA

2005   Floaters, Art Space Gallery, Fresno City College, Fresno, CA

           Standing Still Standing, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

2004  Giving Way, Square Blue Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA

          Give and Take, W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, California 

                  Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

2002Stepping in With Both Feet, Japanese American Cultural Center, George J. Doizaki Gallery,     

                Los Angeles, CA

2001 Traces, El Camino College, Torrance, CA

2000 Two Thousand Revolutions, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

1994 Without Words:  Twenty-One Drawings, Twenty-One Days, The Floating Storefront 

         Studio, Irvine Marketplace, Irvine, CA 


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2015 Gesture, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2014 Odd Volumes:  Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection, Yale University Art Gallery,

                New Haven, Connecticut      

         We Love L.A., Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, the Netherlands 

         Drawing the Line, Angels’ Ink Gallery, San Pedro, CA

2013  Paper, Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles

         (Southern) California Drawing, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA

         The Big Show II, the SCA Project Gallery, Pomona, CA

2011  Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2010        

          Four, Coastline Art Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA

          30th Year Anniversary Show, OCCCA, Santa Ana, CA

2009   Driven to Abstraction, Coastline College Art Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA

           Insight/inside LA,, Jose Drudis-Biada Art Gallery, Mt. St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, CA

2008  Looky See, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

          My Father’s Party is Busted,! BC Space, Laguna Beach, CA

          In Black and White, El Camino College Art Gallery, Torrance, CA

          Naked Truth - Figure as Form and Spirit, dba 256 Gallery, Pomona, CA

2007  It Figures, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

          W. O. P., The Brewery, Los Angeles, CA

          Marks, Scratches and Doodles, Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 

2005   For Shame, BC Space, Laguna Beach, CA

2004   Frailty, Square Blue Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA

           Freewall   Cal Poly, Pomona 

2003    Pretty Lies, Dirty Truths, BC Space, Laguna Beach, CA

           Modern HeART, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

2002   Ex Libris, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

          Tenth International Art Festival, Lantern of the East, Japan America Cultural Center, Los 

                  Angeles

          Art Heals, Art Works, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA

          Art Heals, Art Works, Fullerton Museum Center, Fullerton CA                                   

2001  Ephemeral, W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, Cal Poly, Pomona 

          Shades of Gray:  Four Approaches to Drawing, El Camino College, Torrance, CA 

          Art Heals, Art Works, Eye-Five Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2000  It’s About Time, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA 

          Magic of Fantasy and Memory:  Seven Installations, Venice Art Walk,Venice, CA

          20/20, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

1999   New Directions, Rancho Santiago College, Santa Ana, CA

          Art From the Heart, Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum, Santa Barbara, CA 

          Reclamations from an Artificial Paradise - An Electronic Exhibition of Real-Object Art

                  Orange County Arts Net

1997   West Coast Painting and Sculpture 1997, Oceanside Museum, Oceanside, CA

          Passion - Art As Compulsive Impulse, OCCCA, Santa Ana, CA 

          Barbara Berk, Angie Bray, Maxine Hayt, Griffin Contemporary Exhibitions, Venice, CA

          Codpiece, Griffin Linton Contemporary Exhibitions, Venice, CA

1996   Reproducing Nature, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

          Unknown Connections, Griffin Linton Contemporary Exhibitions, Venice, CA 

          On and Off the Wall, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

          Drawn Conclusions, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA                   

1995   Contexto - Libros de Artistas, Museo de Arte y Disena Contemporaneo de Costa Rica, San 

                  Jose, Costa Rica

          Nature re(Contained), Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA

1994   Art and the Environment, Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, OR

          Barbara Berk, Jorg Dubin, Chris Gwaltney, Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna 

                  Beach, CA

          Every Picture Tells A Story, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA

1993   Hand and Spirit, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

          Artists Consider the Environment, Forum Gallery, Jamestown, NY

          Natural Dialogue, California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, CA

1992   Toward A Material Edge, Orange County Airport, Costa Mesa, CA

1991   Deceptive Cadences, Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA

          Group Show, Art Exhibitions, Glendale, CA 

1990   Manipulated Environments, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA

          Water Reflections/Altered Landscape, West Los Angeles City Hall Gallery, Los Angeles

          Overtures, IMC Gallery, Irvine, CA

          The Ingrained Image, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

1988   Outside New York, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

          Ways with Wood, The Woman’s Building, Los Angeles, CA

          Women and Energy, Angel’s Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

1987   Berk, Bernstein, Gilmore, Takenaga and Weidner, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

          Cross Grain:  A Survey in Wood, Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA

          Clay and More, Wita Gardiner Gallery, San Diego, CA

          Barbara Berk and Grace Songolo, Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA

          OCCCA 1987, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

          Artists’ Liaison, A.R.T./Beasley Gallery, San Diego, CA

1985   Many Voices/Many Visions, El Camino College, Torrance, CA

          Twenty-Five in Eighty-Five, OCCCA, Santa Ana, CA

          The Last Picture Show, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA

          Dimensions, Expose VII, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

1984   California Works, California State Fair, Sacramento, CA

          Orange County Sculpture: Source and Process, Chapman College, Orange, CA

          Objects as Illusions, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

          Orlando Gallery, Sherman Oaks, CA

          Grapestake Gallery, San Francisco, CA

          Inner Eye/Other Worlds, Vorpal Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

          Art Connections ‘84, Chapman College, Guggenheim Gallery, Orange, CA

1983   New Artists/New Art, California State University, Los Angeles, CA  

          New Artists/New Art, California State University, Hayward, CA


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Frank, Peter, “‘Looky See’ at the Otis College of Art and Design”, Artweek, October, 2008.

Riverside Art Museum, Marsia Alexander-Clarke, Barbara Berk, exhibition catalog, 2007.

Carasso, Roberta, “Movement Sets Art in Motion”, Laguna News-Post, April 13, 2006.

Roth, Charlene, “’Freewall’ at Cal Poly Pomona”, Artweek, June, 2004.

Gottlieb, Shirle, “Creative Soul-Baring Lends Itself to Healing,” Long Beach Press Telegram, March 8, 2002.       

Ringwald, Lydia, “Berk’s Life is Touched with Art, ”  The Orange County Register-Laguna News-Post, Feb. 7, 2002.

Geer, Suvan, “‘Shades of Gray’ at El Camino College,”  Artweek, November, 2001.

Buntenbach, Jamin, “Slippery Exhibit Rips Into Gallery 181,”  Iowa State Daily, Nov. 7, 2000.

Walsh, Daniella, “Cypress College Show Reflects Brightly Creative Minds,” The Register, Sept. 20, 1998.

Schoenkopf, Rebecca, “Good Light, Bad Lies,”  Orange County Weekly, Sept. 18-24,1998.

Curtis, Cathy, “Artists Who Teach,” Los Angeles Times, July 5, 1997.

Curtis, Cathy, “Works in Search of a Theme,”  Los Angeles Times, March 18, 1997.

ZYZZYVA, Volume XII, Numbers 3/4, Fall/Winter, 1996.

Curtis, Cathy, “A Storefront View of a Worker in Progress,”  Los Angeles Times, July 16,1994.

The Forum - The Journal of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, No. 23,1994.

Curtis, Cathy, “A Portrait of Long Ago,”  Los Angeles Times, Dec. 14, 1993.

Burke, Marnie, “Growth Industry,”  San Francisco Examiner, Image, Feb. 21, 1993.

Curtis, Cathy, “Museums, Galleries Don’t Just Hang Art; They Install It,”  Los Angeles Times, Oct. 28,1991.

Berland, Dinah, “Contributing to Solution Through Art,”  Press-Telegram, Sept. 23,1990.

Geer, Suvan, “Space for Aggression,”  Los Angeles Times, Aug. 3, 1990.

Berland, Dinah, “Introspective Whimsy, Intrigue, Highlight ‘Women and Energy,’” Press Telegram, June,1988.

Geer. Suvan, “Exhibit Splinters the Illusion That Wood Is Sturdy,”  Orange County Register, Nov.14,1988.

La Rose, Elise, “Outside New York,”  Women Artists News, Winter 1988/89.

Curtis, Cathy, “Artist Captures Mood, Sensitivity of Landscape,”  Orange County Register, Nov.14, 1985.

Geer, Suvan, “Austere Illusions”, Artweek, Feb. 16, 1985.

Reeve, Douglas, “Local Women Artists,”   Dawn - The Orange County Women’s Magazine, Aug 1985

Pincus, Robert, Los Angeles Times, Feb. 8, 1985.

Jan, Alfred, “New Art from Los Angeles,”  Lively Arts and Fine Arts, Feb/Mar, 1984.

Pincus, Robert, “Six Artists Showcase How What’s New Is Old,”  Los Angeles Times, Nov. 28,1983.

Laguna News Post, Aug. 9, 1979.

Askey, Ruth, “Painterly and Sculptural Textures,”  Artweek, May 19, 1979.


CATALOGUES:

Odd Volumes - Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection, Yale University Art Gallery, exhibition catalog, 2014 

BC Space:  Mything in Action, published in collaboration with the exhibition at California State University Fullerton Grand Central Art Center, Grand Central Press, 2013

Marsia Alexander-Clarke, Barbara Berk, exhibition catalog, Riverside Art Museum, 2007.

Lantern of the East, Tenth International Art Festival, 2002

Art Heals, Art Works, Palos Verdes Art Center, Fullerton Museum Center, 2002

Light As Substance, Cypress College, 1998

West Coast Painting and Sculpture, Oceanside Museum of Art, 1997

Nature re(Contained), Irvine Fine Arts Center, l995

Artists Consider the Environment, Forum Gallery, 1993

The Ingrained Image, Riverside Art Museum,1990

Women and Energy, Angels Gate Cultural Center, 1988

The State of Art, 1985, Orange County Center For Contemporary Art

Twenty-Five in Eighty-Five, 1985

Many Voices/Many Visions, 1985

California Works 1984, California State Fair

Art Connections ‘84, Orange County Arts Alliance

New Artists/New Art, California State Universities, Domingues Hills, Los Angeles, Hayward, 1983

1980 OCCCA, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 1980

110 Wilshire Show, 110 Wilshire Gallery, 1977


AWARDS:

Fulbright Grant, Oslo, Norway


RESIDENCIES:

Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 2014


 RELATED EMPLOYMENT:

Teaching:

Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

Bosphorus University, Istanbul, Turkey

Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA

Irvine Valley College, Irvine, CA

Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA

Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna Beach, CA


Guest Lectures:

Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

Fresno City College, Fresno, CA

Laguna Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA

Rancho Santiago College, Santa Ana, CA

Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa


Other:

Guest Curator,  '‘“re: book”, Artists Books, Manipulated and Handmade,’ Ontario International Airport, 

Ontario, CA

Guest Curator, “Is It Art Yet? - Manipulated and Handmade Artist Books,” John Wayne Airport, 

Orange County, California 

Co-Director of Exhibitions Committee, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA 

Chair, Artist council, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA 

Graphic Artist for Architects Knudsgaard and Krag, Copenhagen, Denmar   

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