Lisa Marie Barber, MFA

Lisa Marie Barber

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Artist
  • Ceramic Sculpture
  • Mexican American Art
  • Ceramics
  • Art Education
I am originally from Tucson, AZ and in 2003 moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to Kenosha to begin my professorship at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. I exhibit nationally, including solo shows in New York City, California, and the Milwaukee-Chicago region. My work has been featured and reviewed in several publications, including American Craft and Ceramics Monthly, and I’ve given many workshops, lectures, and classes at various professional venues around the country. I've held Artist in Residence positions at CUNY Hunter College, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Northern Clay Center (as a McKnight awardee), the University of Arizona, Mendocino Arts Center, and Works San Jose.

Teaching Interests

Providing students basic techniques in order for them to create their unique work and find their personal artisic voice.

Research Interests

In my ceramic and fiber work, I aim to create small cities, gardens, or worlds that project positive interpretations of the human condition. My main artistic influences are Mexican folk art and altars rooted in my Mexican-American heritage, Bay Area Figurative Abstraction, children's art, and urban landscape. My work is intended to be both celebratory and sober, using accumulation as a way to imply richness, value, celebration, and process.

Consulting Interests

Selected Publications

2014: "Yellow Hearted Woman", Ceramics Monthly (19 pp.)

Teaching Awards

2017: Nomination (forth time), Stella Gray Teaching Award, UW-P
2014: Was nominated for this award. I submitted materials but was not ultimately chosen., Stella Gray Teaching Award, UW-P
2013: Was notified by the commit. on academic advising (Teresa Coronado) that I was a finalist for this award., Advising Excellence Award finalist, UW-P

Research/Creative Awards

2017: $500 awarded; selected by juror Alison Wong. Nearly 600 entries; 28 artists included in the exhibition., Best in Show, 95th All Media National Exhibition/Ann Arbor Art Center
2017: $1,000 awarded. Over 450 national entries; nearly 40 pieces selected for the exhibit. , Lonnie Eugene Stewart Special 2017 Sculpture Award, Buchanan Center for the Arts 64th Arts National
2016: My artwork "Yellow Hearted Woman" was awarded by juror/international artist Verne Funke, 2nd Place, 5th Central Time Ceramics/Bradley Univesity
2015: My artwork "Wish (solo figure arrangement)" was selected as "best in show" by Silvia White, curator, gallery owner, and art consultant in Southern California. , Best in Show, Flow Art Space Gallery, St. Paul, MN
2014: This is a competitive award available every 2-years to those in the SE Wisconsin region. Given the international reputation of the Racine Art Museum in the area of Contemporary Fine Craft (and in particular, Ceramics) this is even more of an honor to me. , Racine Art Museum Fellowship Award, Racine Art Musuem

Service Awards

2016: Awarded for outstanding service to the university., Faculty Distinguished Service Award, University, UW-Parkside
2015: Nominated for this award, Faculty Outstanding Service Award, University, UW-Parkside

University Service

: Committee Chair - Committee of Academic Planning
: Other - Head Marshal for commencement ceremonies
2019: Committee Member - University Committee
ART 103 - INTRODUCTION TO 3-D DESIGN
ART 122 - INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING
ART 203 - BEGINNING CERAMICS
ART 299 - INDEPENDENT STUDY
ART 303 - INTERMEDIATE CERAMICS
ART 331 - LIFE DRAWING
ART 392 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
ART 399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY
ART 403 - ADVANCED CERAMICS
ART 431 - FIGURE STUDIO
ART 493 - SENIOR STUDIO
ART 494 - ART INTERNSHIP
ART 497 - SENIOR CRITIQUE SEMINAR
ART 499 - INDEPENDENT STUDY