Barbara Westermann


Born in Germany , works and lives in New York City/Berlin

Professional Profile 
Barbara Westermann is a sculptor and installation artist. Her sculptures, prints, and drawings are minimalist and conceptual, with an emphasis on social sculpture, urban planning, geometry, geophysical mapping, and music. Barbara uses site-specific work that involves sculpture, prints, architecture, and engineering. I use sculpture to ‘embody’ utilitarian objects. 

Her art has been shown at the Tate Modern in London, the Whitney Biennial, PS1, the Dia Art Foundation, Paula Cooper Gallery, Holly Solomon Gallery, Ronald Feldman Gallery, E|AB Fair, Clay Street Gallery, Momenta Art, Proteus Gowanus, the Museum of the National Library of Spain, Brooklyn Museum, Hamburger + Munchner Kunstverein, Hamburg/Munich, Germany, New Museum for Contemporary Art, and numerous other venues in the States and Europe. 

Single (and Two-person) Exhibitions 
RPL- Regional Planning Lab WSW, Rosendale, 2015 
Malkasten, Dusseldorf, Germany, 2013 
Clay Street Press Gallery, Cincinnati, OH 2013, 2008, 2005-04 
Berliner Tunnel, Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, 2012 
Real Artways, Hartford, CT, 2008 
Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC, NY, 2007 
Zagreus Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2006 
Wheeler Art Gallery, Providence, RI, 2005 
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, 2005 
Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI, 2003 
Norton Sculpture Gardens, WPB, FL, 2003 
Art Resources Transfer, New York, NY, 2000 
AuBase Gallery, NY, 1999 
Bell Gallery, Brown U, Providence, RI, 1999 
Williams College, Williamstown, MA, 1996 
Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY, 1995 
Bischoff Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany, 1992 
La Jolla Museum, San Diego, CA, 1989 
Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg, Germany, 1988 
Orangerie, Kassel, Germany, 1986 

Group Exhibitions ( selected )
Flugblatter, Loitz, Germany,2017 
NeonKunst, Berlin, 2017 
Super Dakota Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, May-June 2017 
E|AB Fair, prints, 2013-2012 
Marymount College Gallery, Art & Politics, 2013 
Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY, 2011 
Artists Space, New York, NY, 2006 
Cincinnati Center for Arts, Cincinnati, OH, 2005-4 
New Sense Gallery, Cleveland, OH, 005 
Providence Art Club, Providence, RI, 2004 
Newport Art Museum, 2006, 2005, 2003 
Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, 2001 
Art Resources Transfer, New York, NY, 2000 
Gasworks Gallery, London, England, 1999 
Artspace Manchester, Manchester, England, 1999 
Hamburger + Munchner Kunstverein, Hamburg/Munich, Germany, 1998 
WDR Gallery, Cologne, Germany, 1997 
Informationsdienst, Goethe Haus, NY, 1996 
Pierogi, Williamsburg, NY, 1996 
Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, NY, 1996 
Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY, 1996 
Harlem Studio Museum, New York, NY, 1994 
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, 1994 
Bischoff Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany, 1992 
New Museum for Contemporary Art, NY, 1992 
Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg, Germany, 1990 
Cologne Word Festival, Cologne, Germany, 1989 

Teaching 
Seminar Leader and Community Workshops, Women’s Studio Workshop, 2015 
Seminar Leader, Brown University, Providence, RI, 2005. Craft and Idea in the Work of Josef Beuys, as a part of the Beuys Symposium, Brown University and Providence College, February 2006 
Sculpture Instructor, Portsmouth Abbey, Portsmouth, RI, 2002-1999. Ran the Sculpture department, workshop, taught classes in Studio, 2-D and 3D Design, drawing, and architecture, and ran College Art School Preparation Program 
Instructor, Roger Williams University, School of Architecture School, Bristol. RI, 1999-98. Core Curriculum Interdisciplinary courses, 2-D and 3-D Design 
Instructor, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 1999-98. Participated in Senior Critiques, Illustration department 
Art Teacher, Providence College, Providence, RI, 1998 
Art Teacher, New School for Social Research, New York, NY, 1998-94 
Seminar Leader, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, 1996 
Art Teacher, New York University, Winter 1997. Seminar on Morality & Materials, with Kirby Gookin 

Publications 
‘Sculpture and Data: History, Function, and Invisibility in Architecture’ by Alexandra Keiser, 2015 
Geographies, Clay Street Press Gallery, 2013 
Providence Art Club, Providence, RI 2005 
Exhibition at Clay Street Press Gallery, Sara Eisen, The Cincinnati Enquirer, 2004 
WindSeaSky catalog, Newport, RI, 2004 
Essay by Vesela Sretenovic, “ Observatory,” 2004 
Review of Exhibition at A.R.T. Gallery, by Ken Johnson, New York Times, 2000 
Immobile Spaces, Bell Gallery exhibition, Vesela Sretenovic, Brown University, 1999 
Artist’s work, with Group Material at P.S. 1, Art of the Millennium, by Burkhardt Riemschneider, Taschen , 1999 
Blurring the Boundaries,: Installation Art 1969-1996, essays by Hugh Davies and Ron Onorato, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, 1997 
Artist’s work included in Timeline, Robin Kahn, Creative Time, 1995 
Artist’s Portfolio, Chelsea magazine, 1994 
Barbara Westermann, monograph, Freiburg Museum, 1988 
LivingRoom magazine, Amsterdam, 1985 
Editor, Kunstforum International, Nr. 51 , Kassel, 1980