Brief Biography

Since graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, Strasen has pushed the
boundaries of photography, painting and installation with the results comprising multiimage
artworks. She makes lenticular prints of her own photographs, combining up to six
images in one work. Her installations feature floating layers of images covering entire
walls, and her paintings on mylar hang layer after layer, falling upon the next adding to the complexity of
the piece. She also makes large site-specific installations which push the boundaries of this genre as well.
She has exhibited extensively in museums and galleries in Europe and USA, curated exhibitions,
achieved numerous public commissions and has taught at the University of California, San Diego.


M. F. A. University of California at Berkeley, CA, B. F. A. Carnegie-
Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA; George Billis Gallery Los Angeles, CA;
Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL; Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT; Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY;
Jaggedart, London, U.K.; Archeus Fine Art, London, U.K.; IGM Art Gallery,
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; Galerie Neue Anstandigkeit, Berlin, Germany;
Budapest Galerie, Budapest, Hungary; Galeria Soloblu, Milan, Italy; Het
Apollohuis, Eindhoven, Netherlands; P.S. 1, New York, NY; Grey Art Gallery,
New York University, New York, NY; Parsons-Dreyfuss Gallery, New York, NY;
Colburn School Of Music, Los Angeles, CA; Pfizer Corp., Sandwich and Walton
Oaks, U. K; San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, CA; Fisher Gallery,
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; Wolfson Art Gallery, Miami-
Dade Community College, Miami, FL; La Chambre Blanche, Quebec, Canada;
Wooster College, Wooster, OH; San Jose State University, San Jose, CA;
International Women's Foundation, Marfa, TX; Santa Ana College, Santa Ana,
CA; San Diego State University Gallery, San Diego, CA; Zem Zwaite Gsicht
Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA; Rutgers University, Rutgers,
NJ; TwoTen Gallery, Wellcome Trust, London, U.K.; Rebecca Hosssack Gallery
London, U.K.; Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, NY; Whitney Museum of American
Art, New York, NY; MiArt Contemporanea, MilanItaly; Q Gallery, Derby, U.K;
Yard Gallery, Nottingham, UK; Gallery Of Art, Washington, DC; Jernigan Wicker
Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria; Museu de Arte
Contemporanea, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Galeria Palacio, Porto, Portugal; Groningen
University, Netherlands; Center For Life Sciences, Newcastle, UK; Beaker
Gallery, Tampa, FL; El Camino College, Los Angeles, CA; Manhattan Beach Art
Center, Manhattan Beach, CA; Gutenberg Pavillion, Mainz, Germany; Frauen
Museum, Bonn, Germany; Flash Art Museum, Trevi, Italy; Claudia Carr Gallery,
New York, NY; Long Beach Museum Of Art, Long Beach, CA; Laband Gallery,
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA; University of Texas Art Gallery,
San Antonio, TX; Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Blue Star Art Space,
San Antonio, TX; El Camino College, Torrance, CA; Griffin Linton Gallery,
Venice, CA; Sidestreet Projects, Los Angeles, CA; Allan Memorial Art Museum,
Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH; South Bay Contemporary Museum of Art,
Torrance, CA; Parsons-Dreyfuss Gallery, New York, NY

The Wellcome Trust Art Collection, London, U.K.; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA;
Coburn School of Music, Los Angeles, CA; Microsoft Collection,
Seattle, Washington; National Gallery of Art Washington, DC; Austin Art
Museum, Austin, TX; Pfizer Corporation, Wilton Oaks, U.K.; Santa Barbara
Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California; Islip Museum Of Art, Islip, NY; Het
Apollohuis, Eindhoven, Netherlands; UBS Bank Collection Zurich, Switzerland;
Best Products Collection, Richmond, Virginia; Allen Memorial Art Museum,
Oberlin, OH; Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, Miami Beach, FL;
Frauen Museum Bonn, Germany; University Of California Medical Campus San
Francisco, CA; Loyola Marymount Art Collection Los Angeles, CA; Grubb & Ellis
Collections, Austin and Houston, TX,

Catalog and Essay for Survey Exhibition at the Long Beach Museum of Art, 2015-2016;
Catalog and Essay for City of Los Angeles Fellowship Award (C.o.L.A),. 2015;
All Manner of Things: The Art of Barbara Strasen, 2015;
Barbara Strasen at Billis Gallery
, by Peter Frank, Los Angeles Times, October
11, 2006; Artist Plays Multiplication Game with Pictures, by Roni Feinstein. ,
Florida Sun Sentinel, February 18, 2004; Design for the Sylmar Library by
Suzanne Stephens, Architectural Record, November 2003; Truth & Beauty,
catalog of exhibition at Palacio Nacional de Porto,
Portugal, 2004; Truth &
, catalog of exhibition at Wellcome Trust, London, U. K.
, 2003; Happy
Birthday Johannes
, catalog of exhibition at Gutenberg Pavillon, Mainz, Germany,
2000; Changing at Will Chapter of the book Animal Art: The Animal as a
Conveyor and Medium of Art
, Published by Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria,
1989; Desert Notes, art book published by Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1980;
Brust-Lust-Frust, catalog of exhibition at Frauen Museum, Bonn, Germany 1999;
Contempo-Italianate: catalog of exhibition at Laband Gallery, Loyola Marymount
University, L.A., CA 1998; The Collection of Ellen H. Johnson: catalog of
exhibition at Allen Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin OH, 1992; Primordial
Present/Contemporary Past: Paintings and Installation by Barbara Strasen
essay by Susan Muchnic; Catalog of exhibition by Barbara Strasen at Wolfson
Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, 1992; A Procenium Vision: Recent
Paintings by Barbara Strasen
, catalog of exhibition at D. P. Fong Gallery, San
Jose CA, 1991; Three Installations: Karen Shaw, Mary Fish, Barbara Strasen,
catalog of Three Installations: Karen Shaw, Mary Fish, Barbara Strasen at Het
Apollohuis, published by Het Apollohuis, Eindhoven, NL, 1990; Catalog of A
Contemporary Bestiary
at Islip Museum. Published by Islip Museum, Islip, NY,
1990; Catalog of Barbara Strasen at Fisher Gallery, by Marie DeAlcuaz,
Published by University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 1985;
Feministe Toi-meme, Feministe Quand-meme, catalog of the exhibition at La
Chambre Blanche, Published by La Chambre Blanche, Quebec, Canada, 1985;
Barbara Strasen, Catalog of Barbara Strasen at San Diego State by Dennis
Komac, published by San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, 1982;
American Women Artists 1980, catalog of U.S.A. Women Artists at Museu de
Arte Contemporanea, published by Museu de Arte Contemporanea, Sao Paulo,
Brazil, 1980; Out of the Studio and Into the World: Social and Ecological Issues
in Contemporary Art
, Article by William Spurlock about the exhibition
Dialog/Discourse/Research, National Arts Guide, March-April 1980;
Dialogue/Discourse/Research, catalog of the show, essay by William Spurlock,
and additional works by the artists, Published by Santa Barbara Museum of Art,
Santa Barbara, CA, 1979; Intervista a Barbara Strasen: Il Deserto - Dentro Di
by Giorgio Fernando Borges, MODO Magazine, Milan, 1986