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Barbara Kolo

New York City, United States

3 Works exhibited

Current location

Venice, California

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  • About the Artist
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Barbara Kolo was born and educated in New York. Having developed an appreciation for art from an early age, her interest in drawing and painting lead her to attend the High School of Art and Design, followed by the School of Visual Arts. During the 1980’s she built a career as an award-winning art director in creative advertising for films and television. The title of each piece Kolo creates indicates the number of marks applied with an acute specificity. Barbara Kolo’s painting technique consists of a collection of dots and lines, carefully placed with ink and graphite on paper. By applying hundreds of small, distinct dots of ink in a pattern to form the image of a unique shape, Kolo relies on the eye and mind of the viewer to blend the dots and lines into a full picture.

She is the recipient of several Key Art Awards, a Don Belding Award, and a New York Festivals Gold Medal among others. Her career brought her to Los Angeles in 1989. Barbara Kolo's work is held in public and private collections in the United States, France, Germany, Taiwan, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates. 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012        Hale Arts Space, Santa Monica, California

2009        Topanga Canyon Gallery. Topanga, California

2007        Kanvas, New York, New York

2006        Topanga Canyon Gallery, Topanga, California

2003        Off Rose Gallery, Venice, California

2002        Pluralism, Paris, France

2001        WICE, Paris, France

2000        Moorpark College, Moorpark, California

1999        Knickerbocker Gallery, New York

                Santa Monica Film Studio, Santa Monica, California

                Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, California

1998        University of California, Irvine, Treble Zone Gallery, Irvine, CA

1996        Antioch University Los Angeles, Marina Del Rey, California

                Music Center Annex, Los Angeles, California

1993        School of Visual Arts, New York

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018           “Luminosity II,” The Loft at Liz’s, Los Angeles, California

2017        Slate Contemporary “Black & White”, Oakland, California

2016        LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts, “Connections to the Natural World”, Los Angeles, California

2016        LA Art Show, Los Angeles, California

2015        Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, represented by Artspace Warehouse, Palm Springs, CA

                JanKossen Gallery “The Fabrication of Worlds”, New York, New York

2014        Art Wynwood, represented by JanKossen Contemporary (Basel), Miami, Florida

                Affordable Art Fair Hamburg, Germany

                Houston Fine Art Fair, represented by Artspace Warehouse, Houston, Texas

                Love Art, represented by Artspace Warehouse, Toronto, Canada

                Affordable Art Fair New York, represented by Artspace Warehouse, New York

                MLY Gallery, Malibu, California

                 Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, California

                Westweek 2014 at A. Rudin, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, California

2013        Context Art Miami, represented by JanKossen Contemporary, Miami, Florida

                Art.Fair,represented by JanKossen Contemporary, Staatenhaus Am Reinpark, Cologne, Germany

                LAAA Gallery 825, “Radical Stimulus”, Los Angeles, California

                 Loft at Liz’s, Los Angeles, California

                 Belicher/Golightly Gallery, Santa Monica, California

                 MLY Gallery, Malibu, California

                Gallery Y, Los Angeles, California

               Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, California

2012        San Diego Contemporary Art Fair, represented by Artspace Warehouse, San Diego, CA

                 Belicher/Golightly Gallery, Santa Monica, California

                  Affordable Art Fair, represented by Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, California

                  AIA Los Angeles –The American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles, California

                  TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                  Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, California

2011        Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) Gallery 825, CA

                Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California

                Venice Art Walk Auction, Venice, California

                 Art @ The Water Garden, Santa Monica, California

                Topanga Canyon Gallery, Topanga, California

2010        Primo Piano LivinGallery, Leece, Italy

                Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

                Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, California

                Off Rose Gallery, Venice, California

                Downtown Art Center (DAC) Gallery, Los Angeles, California

                The Annenberg Beach House, Santa Monica, California

                Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California

                LAAA Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California

2009        The Annenberg Beach House, Santa Monica, California

                Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California

                José Drudis Biada Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California

                TCG at the Brewery, Los Angeles, California

                Off Rose Gallery, Venice, California

                TCG at the Brewery, Los Angeles, California

                Topanga Canyon Gallery

2008        Los Angeles Cultural Affairs, LAX, Los Angeles, California

                Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, California

                Artists Space, New York, New York

                Angels’ Ink Gallery, San Pedro, California

                TCG at the Brewery, Los Angeles, California

                Topanga Canyon Gallery

                Angels’ Ink Gallery, San Pedro, California

2007        Angels’ Ink Gallery, San Pedro, California

                Off Rose Gallery, Venice, California

                TCG at the Brewery, Los Angeles, California

                Topanga Canyon Gallery

2006        Off Rose Gallery, Venice, California

                TCG at the Brewery, Los Angeles, California

                TAG, Juried by Laddie John Dill, Santa Monica, California

                Bank of America, Pacific Palisades, California

                L.A. Art Exchange Auction, Santa Monica, California

                Off Rose Gallery, Venice, California

                Topanga Canyon Gallery

2005        Artists’ Space, New York, New York

                Los Angeles Cultural Affairs, LAX & ONT Airports, California

2004        Topanga Canyon Gallery,

                Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California           

                Venice Art Walk Auction, Venice, California

2002        Gallery 50, Inc. Bridgeton, New Jersey

                Centre Culturel de Descartes, Descartes, France

2001        Maison des Métallos, Paris France

                American Chamber of Commerce, Paris, France

2000        Palais des Art, Marseilles, France

1999        Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California

                L.A. County Century Gallery, Sylmar, California

                W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic  

                University, Pomona, California

1998        Armand Hammer Museum Art Rental & Sales Gallery, Los Angeles, California

                Los Angeles Museum of Art Rental & Sales Gallery, Los Angeles, California

                Venice Art Walk Auction, Venice, California

1997        José Drudis Biada Gallery, Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, California

                Arts Inc., Los Angeles, California Curator: Diana Lyn

                The Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture

1996        SITE Gallery, Los Angeles, California

                Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California

                Sacramento Fine Arts Center

                H.K. Holbien Award, Carmichael, California

1995        Hispanic Arts Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

                 Arm and Hammer Museum Art Rental & Sales Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1994        Mythos Gallery, Burbank, California

                Bowles-Sorokko Gallery, Beverly Hills, California

                Sun Cities Art Museum, Sun City, Arizona

1993        The Art Store Gallery, Los Angeles, California

PUBLICATIONS

Pacific Palisades Patch, Christine Logan, “Palisades Artist Featured in Topanga Gallery Opening” August 17, 2011

Messenger, “Visions Six at Topanga Canyon Gallery Opens August 3”, Arts, July 28, 2011

C.A.R. Contemporary Art Ruhr in Paper, “Art Cars in LA”, photos, #1 Limited Edition.

Connect Magazine, “Gaia: Celestial Fragments in Mostra alla Primo Piano LivinGallery di Leece, September 16, 2010

Venice Patch, Arts, Samantha Page, “Barbara Kolo at Rose Café”, November 3, 2010

Messenger, Ken Fermoyle, “Local Gallery Artist Shows Neo-Pointillism Work in Latest Exhibit”, Mar. 3 – 15, 2009

Art Daily.com, “Artist Barbara Kolo Shows Paintings of Color and Light”, March 7, 2007

Messenger, “Kolo goes Solo at Topanga Canyon Gallery”, Arts, Nov.2 – Nov. 15, 2006

Messenger, Laura Mauney, Arts, “Tour de Force”, June 29 – July12, 2006

Paris Voice, April Calendar, Art, photo, April 2001

Artweek, Charlene Roth, Reviews “Terry Lenihan & Barbara Kolo at the Brand Library Galleries”, June 1999.

Glendale News Press, Ryan Carter, Around Town, “Best Bet”, photo, March 24, 1999.

Glendale News Press, Randy Tanaka, “Women’s Work” March 20-21, 1999.

Los Angeles Times, Josef Woodward, “Face Value”, January 29, 1999.

Los Angeles Times, Nancy Kaptanoff, “Renderings from Within” July 22, 1994.

Key Art Awards

Don Belding Award 

New York Festivals Gold Medal

Works by Barbara Kolo

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