Barbara Weissberger Senior Lecturer

MFA, San Francisco Art Institute

Barbara Weissbergers’s kaleidoscopic wall collages, Rorschach-like prints, and surreal mixed media collaged landscapes are exhibited widely. Her work explores consumption (consumer and food), meat as metaphor, and notions of beauty and disgust. Play is central to her process; images grow out of improvisation and the pleasure of working with materials. The writer Sherrie Flick described the idiosyncratic mix of elements in her work as “stacked and wrapped -- harmoniously, improbably, united in their disparity.”

Her work has been shown at such venues as PS1/MoMA, DUMBO Art Center, Hallwalls, The Mattress Factory, Artspace New Haven, and ADA Gallery in Richmond Virginia. She has been awarded numerous grants and fellowships including a Guggenheim Fellowship, residencies at The Camargo Foundation (France), Oberpfalzer Kunstlerhaus (Germany), the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Ucross Foundation, VCCA, and the Montana Artists Refuge.


Office: B29 Frick Fine Arts Building
Phone: 412-648-0248

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