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Alumni . Directory Barbara Polster


Barbara Polster

Title Studio Artist
Major Drawing

Barbarita Polster is an artist, writer, and current faculty at both the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and North Park University, Chicago, IL. Recent solo exhibitions and performances include: Neon Heater, Findlay, OH (2020), Critical Practices, Inc., New York, NY (2018), Leroy Neiman Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (2018), GLASSBOX gallery, Seattle, WA (2016); Forum Artspace, Cleveland, OH (2016); and William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, OH (2014; 2013; 2012).

In addition, she has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including exhibitions with Carrie Secrist Gallery (Chicago); Field Projects Gallery (NYC) at Tiger Strikes Asteroid’s Artist Run - Satellite Miami, Punch Gallery (Seattle), AIR Gallery (Brooklyn), and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Publications include Critic’s Union and Shifter Magazine (forthcoming). She was awarded the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland Neznadny + Schwartz Visiting Curator Selection by João Ribas, Steven D. Lavine Executive Director, REDCAT. She served as INTERLINK Visiting Artist & Curator Program Coordinator and Writing Fellow at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is featured in Maake Magazine Issue 7, curated by Tiger Strikes Asteroid, and was an artist-in-residence at the Studios at MASS MoCA in 2019. In Fall 2018, she launched X. [international.], an online platform for unscripted art writing and experimental critical performances.

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