2020 Island Press Artist Research Fellowship

Dead or in Jail, mixed media on paper, 72 x 111 inches, 2019.

Posted by Sam Fox School February 28, 2020

Barber has been named the recipient of the 2020 Island Press Artist Research Fellowship. During his residency June 22-26, he will produce a print project facilitated by master printer Tom Reed and the Island Press summer interns.

Barber uses interdisciplinary art practices to articulate various testimonies within and surrounding Black America. Recent awards include a 2019 MAP Fund grant, a Fontenelle Forest Fellowship, The Union for Contemporary Art Fellowship, a Stanley Award grant from the University of Iowa, and the Alonzo Davis Award from Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Selected exhibitions include Fontenelle Forest (Omaha, NE), Englert Theatre (Iowa City, IA), Museum of Science (Chicago), Public Artwork on Atlanta BeltLine (Atlanta, GA), Rialto Theatre (Atlanta, GA), C4 Atlanta (Atlanta, GA), Lexington Theatre (Kentucky), Mason Murer Gallery (Atlanta, GA), Gallery 4731 (Detroit, MI), and Levitt Gallery (Iowa City). Barber graduated cum laude from the MFA program at the University of Iowa in 2016. Learn more about his work at: barberpaintspeople.com.