Deborah Baronas

401-263-3886

dbaronas@baronasart.com

www.baronasart.com


Education

Rhode Island School of Design, Textile Design


Current and upcoming shows and awards


Public Art Commission, Percent-for-art program, Rhode Island Veterans Home. Completion of the new facility and art installation projected Fall 2017.

Artist in Residence, Universityof Rhode Island, RI, Invisible Bodies, Disposable Cloth:  Rhode Island Slavery 1783-1850’s, February 2017

Solo show, Van Vessem Gallery, Tiverton, RI, April 2017


Solo Exhibitions


2016

•       Grace and Gravity, Art Prov Gallery, Providence, RI, August 2016

2015

•       Flowers in the Factory, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI Curator, Nancy Grinnel

2014

•       Flowers in the Factory, American Textile History Museum, Lowell, MA Curator, David Unger

•       Mill Works, Krause Gallery, Providence, RI, Curator, Kristin Street

•       Work and Culture, Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke, MA, Curator, Marjorie Latham

•       Work and Culture, Little Big House Gallery, Shelburne, MA

2013

•       Into the Shade, Governor’s Island Art Fair, NYC

•       Into the Shade, Candita Clayton Gallery, Pawtucket, RI

2012

•       Recent Works, Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI, Curator, David Harrington

•       Selected Works, American Textile History Museum, Lowell, MA

2011

•       The Rhode Island Mill Project, Slater Mill, Providence, RI, Curator, Andrian Paquet  

•       Selected Works, American Textile History Museum, Lowell, MA

•       The Mill Project, The Museum of Work and Culture,Woonsocket, RI

•       The Mill Project, Blackstone River Valley Corridor Commission, Woonsocket, RI

2010

•       The Warren Mill Project, Warren Manufacturing, Warren,RI

•       Warren Mill Project, Cutler Mill Gallery, Warren, RI

•       The Warren Mill Project, Imago Gallery, Warren, RI

•       Selected Works, Hospice of Rhode Island, Providence RI,

 Juror, Nancy  Gaucher Thomas, Ken Speiser
2009

•       Providence Art Windows, Juried Show, Providence, RI

Group Exhibtions      


2016

•       Networks, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, 2016

•       Drawing Lines Across Mediums, Site: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, Juror, Olga Tetkowski, Head of  Exhibitions, Drawing Center, NYC

•       Nor’Easter, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain. CT,  Juror's Choice, 

Juror,  Judith  McElhone, Executive Director, Five Points Gallery,Torrington, CT,  

January -February 2016

•       Newport Art Museum Members Show, Newport, RI, Honorable Mention, Juror, Jay Coogan, President of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, February - May 2016

•       Art Unites Communities, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, group show March  2016

2015

•      Nor Easter, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT, Juror, Sharon Butler

•      Transparencies, Vets Gallery, Providence, RI, Jurors, Judith Tolnik Champa, Uli Brahmst

•      Nationwide All Media Open Juried Exhibition, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI,

Curator Alison Newsome

•      Art Unites Communities, Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro, MA, Jurors, Mim Brooks Fawcett,

Elena Calderon Patina, Nancy Gaucher Thomas

2014

•      Off the Wall, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA, Juror, Jennifer Gross, Third Place

•      Fuller Craft Museum, 2014 Biennial Members Exhibition, Brockton, MA, Juror, Arthur Dion

•      Bristol Art Museum, Open Juried Exhibition, Juror, John Udvardy, Bristol, RI

•      Periphery, Keesah Studios, Providence, RI, Juror, Cade Tompkins

•      Landscape at the Edge: Contemporary Views, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI, Juror,

Michele L’Heureux

•      Fiber in the Present Tense, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA, Juror, Deborah Corsini

•      Pawtucket Foundation Prize Juried Exhibition, Pawtuckets Art Collaborative, RI, Jurors,

Didi Suydam, Peter Diepenbrock

•       Modern spin, Contemporary Textiles in an Historic Mill, The Narrows Center for the Arts,

Fall River, MA, Juror, Jules

•       28th Annual Rhode Island Open Juried Exhibit, Warwick Museum of Art, Warwick, RI, Juror, Ernest Jolicoeur, Award, Artistic Excellence

•        Art League of Rhode Island Elected Members Show, Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro, MA

2013
•      Greenspace, Rhode Island State Council for the Arts Gallery at TF Green Airport, Warwick, RI, Jurors: Amy Horschak, Sarah Ganz Blythe, Tony Johnson, Will Reeves

•       Red Biennial, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, Juror Amy Sadao, Daniel Dietrich II

•       Sylvia White Gallery, International Juried Show, Ventura, CA, Juror, Sylvia White

•       Providence Art Club, National Juried Show, Providence, RI, Juror, Kristen Carbone, Third prize

•        Bannister Gallery, Juried Show, Providence, RI, Juror, Judith Tolnik Champa

•        Warwick Museum of Art, National Juried Show, Steven Subotnik, Artistic Excellence Award

2012

•       Growth, Fidelity Investments National Juried Show, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI, Juror, Kristen Carbone, First Prize, purchased by Fidelity Investments

•        Fuller Craft Museum, 2012 Biennial Members Exhibition, Brockton, MA, Juror, Dina Deitsch

•        Newport Museum Members Show, January 2012, Newport, RI

•        Women’s Work 2012, National Juried Show, Woodstock, Illinois

•        Imago Gallery, Juried Show, September 2012, Warren, RI

•         Jamestown Arts Center, Art League of Rhode Island, August, 2012, Jamestown, RI

•        Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Juried Exhibit, Providence, RI, Juror, Gretchen Dow Simpson

2011

•        High Tea and The Help, Art Encounters Preservation, Invitational, Wentworth Coolidge Museum, Portsmouth, NH, Juror, Alison Newsome

•        Brockton Art Windows, Invitational, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

•        Women’s Work 2011, National Juried Show, Woodstock, Illinois, Artistic Merit Award

•        Selected Works, Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery, Salve Regina, Newport, RI

•        Literary as Muse, Juried Show, Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Pawtucket, RI 

•        Fiber Arts Invitational, Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Pawtucket, RI

2010

•       Extreme Scale, Fidelity Investments, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI Juror,

Judith Tannenbaum

•        RISD Museum, Art League of Rhode Island Members Show, Providence, RI

•        Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Loan, Mill Workers, Washington DC

2009 

•        Royal Gallery, Juried Exhibit, Providence, RI

•        Attleboro Arts Museum, Juried Exhibit, Attleboro, MA

•        Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Juried Exhibit, September 2009, Pawtucket RI

2008

•        Imago Gallery, Juried Show, Warren, RI

2006

•       Space at Alice, Juried Show, Providence, RI
2005

•       Virginia Lynch Gallery, gallery representation, Virginia Lynch, Tiverton, RI

2004

•       Virginia Lynch Gallery, gallery representation, Virginia Lynch, RI

•        SURTEX, October 2004, May 2005, Jacob Javits Center, New York, NY

•        RISD on the Road, a juried traveling textile exhibition, Providence, RI & Philadelphia, PA

•        American Textile History Museum, Selected Works, Invitational,  Lowell, MA


Grants


•        Project Grant, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts awarded for Flowers in The Factory, 2016

•         The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, 2015 Project grant for Flowers in the Factory, Multidisciplinary exhibit

•         The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, 2011-2012 Project grant for Rhode Island Mill Villages: Utopian Visions, Multidisciplinary exhibit

•         The Rhode Island State Council for the Humanities, 2011 Rhode Island Mill Villages: UtopianVisions, Multidisciplinary exhibit

•          The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, 2010-2011, Project grant for The Mill Project, Multidisciplinary exhibit

•         The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, 2009-2010 Project grant for Warren Mill Project, Multidisciplinary exhibit


Awards and Honors


•        New Britain Museum of American Art, Juror’s Choice 2016

•        Newport Art Museum, Honorable Mention, 2016

•        Danforth Art Museum, Third place, 2014

•        Fidelity Investments, Growth, Juried Show, 2012, Curators’ Choice Award and Acquisition

•        The Attleboro Museum of Art, 2013 Juror’s choice

•        The Providence Art Club National Juried show, Juror’s choice

•        Women’s Work 2011, Artistic Merit Award

•        Little Compton Art Show, People’s Choice 2010 

•        Imago Gallery, Best of show, 2009, 2011, 2012

•        Imago Gallery, Integrative Care Award January 2009

•        American Printed Fabrics Council, NYC

                   Tommy Awards 1996, Best Textile Designs, 3 categories 

                   Tommy Awards 1995, Best Textile Designs, 2 categories

                   Tommy Awards 1992, Best Textile Design, 1 category


Lectures/Programs/Curating


•         Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, Artist Talk, March 2015

•         Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA, Artist talk, August, 2014

•         American Textile History Museum, Lowell, MA, Artist Lecture, Workshop, March
2014 

•        Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, Workshop, March 2014

•        Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, Panelist, January, 2013,

•        Barrington Historical Museum, Barrington, RI, Lecture, February 2014

•        Bannister Gallery, Art League of Rhode Island, Providence, RI, Panelist, January

2013

•        Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Pawtucket, RI, Juror and Lecturer, February, 2013

•        Worcester State College, Worcester, MA, Lecture, April, 2012,

•        University of Rhode Island, North Kingstown, RI, Instructor, 2011-2014

Computer Aided Design for Textiles

•        The Museum of Work and Culture, Woonsocket, RI, Lecture, The Mill Project, March 2011

•        Portsmouth Arts Guild, Presentation, Portsmouth, RI, February, 2011

•        Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, Presentation, October 2010

•        Art League of Rhode Island, Providence, RI, Presentation, 2010

•        Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, Studio Instructor,

2011, 2001-2008, 1998, 1989-1990

•        Brown University, Providence, RI, Studio Instructor, 2005

•        Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla, Puebla, Mexico, Visiting Artist, October 2005

•        Rhode island School of Design, Providence, RI, Lecturer/Panelist, Creative Connections, October 2005, October 2006

•        University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA, Panelist, Textile Education and After,

November 2005

•        Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA, Artist in Residence, 2002


Collections


Fidelity Investments

Dr. Joseph Chazan

Museum of Work & Culture

Jack Lenor Larsen

Sir Fraser Stoddart

Barrington Historical Museum

Mark and Jean Patiky

Audrey and Gary Licht

Edward O. Handy III

Scott and Suzanne Levine

Stan Wallack

Gary and Suzi Graham

Carl Novotny and Judy Swahnberg

Jill and Bill Caskey

Jaana Cutson

Judy George

Dave and Stephanie Mair

David and Kara Milner

Barbara Dunney


Publications/Press/Documentary Films


•       Invisible Bodies, Disposable Cloth, The Independent

•       Grace and Gravity, review,  Art New England,

•       The Top 11 Art Exhibits of 2016, Law and Order Party, online art listings,

•        NetWorks 2015, Documentary film series featuring Rhode Island Artists,

Produced by Dr. Joseph Chazan

•       Rhode Island Art Archives Project, Documentary film featuring 12 Rhode Island Artists, 2013

•       Transparencies, Providence Journal, Bill Van Siclen, April 2015

•       Millworks: Flowers in The Factory and Inventing Lowell, Art New England, Francis Folsom, May/June 2014

•       Critical Masses, Flowers in the Factory, Mercury, Alexander Castro, Jan-Feb 2015

•       Flowers in the Factory, Providence Journal,  January 2015

         Rhode Island Art Archive Project, Art New England, December 2013

•       Work and Culture, New England Public Radio, Interview, Jill Kaufman, March 2014

•       Exhibit Enhances Passenger Experience, The Independent , Doug Norris, March 2013

•       Sprawling Exhibit Fits in at Historic Mansion, Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid,

September ,2011

•       Ghostly reminders: Art echoes history at Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion, The Wire, August 2011


Baronas Designs


•        Baronas Designs, Artist, Creative Consultant and Designer, 2001- present

•        PBS Television, WGNA, cultivating Life, Little Compton, RI   Segment Producer, 2008 – 2010 

•        Main Street Textiles, L.P., Fall River, MA Creative Director, 1999-2001

•        Komar + Cie S.A., Lyon, France Stylist/Consultant, 1996-1999

•        Evolution, Division of Cranston Print Works, Co., Cranston, RI Creative Director/Vice President, 1994-1996

•        Fashion Fabrics of America, Subsidiary of DMC, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY Creative Director, 1990-1994

•        Baronas Designs, Los Angeles, CA Designer/Owner, 1983-1990

•        New Wave Fabrics, New York, NY Textile Designer, Stylist, 1979-1983


References Available on request