Deborah Baronas
Education
Rhode Island School of Design, Textile Design


Current and Upcoming
• Invitational Group Project, Human Impact: Stories of the Opioid Epidemic, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA. November 2018-May 2020
• Enslaved Humans:  The Engine of the Atlantic World, 1535-1888

Artist in Residence, Committee for the Commemoration and Study of Slavery in Rhode Island, Exhibition at The Center for Reconciliation, Providence, RI, April 2019


Public Art Installations
• RI State Police Barracks, Public Art Commission, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Percent-for-Art Program,  2019
• Rhode Island Veterans Home, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Percent-for-Art     Program 2017
• Roger Williams University, Public Art Commission,  Providence, RI 201
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Artist in Residence
University of Rhode Island, RI, Invisible Bodies, Disposable Cloth:
  Rhode Island Slavery 1783-1850’s,
2017- ongoing


Documentary Films
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

In the Studio, Documentary made by Alex Spiess for the Public Art Commission for the RI      State Police, 2018


Solo Exhibitions
2018

• Tribes, The Chazan Gallery, Providence, RI, December 2018

• The Art of Work, Textiles and the American Dream, Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA March-May 2018
2017
Evolve, Van Vessem Gallery, Tiverton, RI, April
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 Exhibitions
2018
Group Show, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT June-July 2018
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
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
  ExcellenceAward
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


Publications/Press
• Boston Voyager, Interview and feature, November 2018
• The Art of Work, Textiles and the American Dream, Providence Journal, Don Wilkinson, May 2015
• Transparencies, Providence Journal, Bill Van Siclen, April 2015
• Mlllworks: 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


Professional Practice
• PBS Television, WGNA, cultivating Life, Little Compton, RI
  Segment Producer, 2008 – 2010
• Baronas Designs, Artist, Creative Consultant and Designer, 2001- present
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


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: Utopian Visions, 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, 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
Justin and Margaret Bowers

Links
NetWorks Documentary, Producer Dr. Joseph Chazan, 2015
https://vimeo.com/126268650

RI Veterans Home Public Art Commission
Videos
http://www.baronasart.com/veterans-home-videos.html
Photographs
http://www.baronasart.com/rhode-island-veterans-home.html

The Rhode Island Art Archive Project
Vimeo Link:
http://vimeo.com/78852429

Feature Link:
http://riaaproject.blogspot.com/2012/10/in-studio-deborah-baronas.html

Website
www.baronasart.com
References Available on request