Artist's Statement
Schedule of Exhibitions
Biography

Artist Statement

I like to create large-scale replicas of consumer products, which I modify or augment, as a form of social commentary.  This is my way of putting an idea or issue under a magnifying glass to call attention to it and examine it more closely.

 

 

Barbara L. Oates

 

 

 

Upcoming Art Exhibitions

                                   

Jan – Feb 2005            Creative Couples, Shemer Art Center and Museum, Phoenix, AZ        

 

Aug – Sept 2005         Fool the Eye: New Realities, Shemer Art Center and Museum,

                                    Phoenix, AZ

 

 

 

Past Exhibitions

 

November 2004         MFA Show: Open 24 hrs, a multi-media exploration of the symbiotic 
relationship between consumers and business,

                                    Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

 

May-August 2003       Juried MFA 2003 Summer Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery,

                                    Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

September 2002         Women in 3-D, Harry Wood Gallery,

                                    Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

May 2002                    Wood and Metal, Harry Wood Gallery,                               

                                    Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

April 2000                   Power & Light, Step Gallery,

                                    Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

June 1999                    Annual Juried Student Exhibit, Gahlberg Gallery,

                                    College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

 

 

 

Awards                      

 

Sept 2003 –                 Ed Moulthrop Fellowship in Craft, 

May 2004                    School of Art, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 

May 2003                    Best of Show: “Our Lady of Perpetual Starch,” MFA Summer Exhibition,
Juried by Brady Roberts, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art,
Phoenix Art Museum

                                   

 

 

Education

 

December 2004         Master of Fine Art,

                                    Herberger College of Fine Art,

                                    Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

1999                            School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

1998-1999                  College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL                            

1969                           B.S. in Communications,

                                    College of Journalism, University of Illinois,

                                    Champaign-Urbana, IL

 

 

 

Work Experience

 

1968-2000                  Co-owner and marketing consultant for Sale!Signs and Box Props; co-owner and Vice President of Franchise Advertising, Naked Furniture, Inc.; copy group head and free-lance writer, Maxwell Sroge Co.; newspaper editor and communications specialist, Rauland Corp.