Seattle based artist Barbara Robertson
is known primarily for her work in experimental printmaking, digital
animation and sound installations. Awards for her work include
grants from the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture City Artists
program, 4Culture Individual Artists award, a KALA Art Institute
Fellowship and the Neddy Fellowship from the Behnke Foundation.
In 2004 her work was included in Events, a collaboration
with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Joyce Theater, New York.
In 2012, her work in animation was exhibited at the 4Cutlure Electronic
Gallery in Seattle, at aproject space in Seattle,
Washington, at Trykk 17 Art Center, in Stavanger, Norway and at
the Eleftherias Art Center in Athens, Greece. In the winter of
2013, her animation Three Phases, was exhibited on
an large outdoor screen at the Gates Foundation in Seattle. In
2014, three animations and one work on paper were part of a large
special exhibition at the Tacoma Art Museum, titled Ink
This! Contemporary Print Art in the Northwest. Robertson's
work is currently being shown as part of "The Intersection
Between Science, Art and Technology" exhibition at the American
Embassy in Bern, Switzerland. Her work is represented by Davidson
Galleries in Seattle.
Robertsons work is included in
private and public collections including the State of Washington
Percent for Art, King County Public Art Collection, the City of
Seattle Portable Works Collection, Harborview Medical Center,
Tacoma Art Museum, University of Washington Special Collections,
US Trust and Safeco Corporation. She has a Master of Fine Arts
degree from the University of Washington, Seattle. In 1999, she
established the print art program at Pratt Fine Arts Center in
Seattle and has taught mixed media digital printmaking at
Anderson Ranch and at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California.
. She is the founder and past president of Seattle Print Arts,
a professional organization for artists.