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ONE-PERSON (solo) and FEATURED EXHIBITS

2004 St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, solo exhibit, Indiana
2004 Hammonds House Galleries, solo exhibit, Atlanta, GA
2003 Dreams of Subversion, 2-person, Mariani Gallery, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley
2001 Green Gallery, 2-person, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
2001 Haitian Art: Worlds Together, Oceans Apart, Expressions Gallery, Fort Collins, CO
2000 Travel Sketches, solo exhibit, Deja vu, Fort Collins, CO
1999 Creation Myths, solo exhibit, Community College of Rhode Island, Lincoln, RI
1999 It's Not Just Black or White, 2-person, Old Town Art Gallery, Fort Collins, CO
1997 UMC Fine Arts Gallery, 2-person, University of Colorado at Boulder
1997 Avatars and Icons, 3-person, Galeria Coqui, Seattle, WA
1996 Ayiti Cherie, solo exhibit, Le Jardin Culturel, Cambria Heights, NY
1996 Metissages, solo exhibit, Turman Art Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
1994 Other Americans, solo exhibit, Bare-Montgomery Gallery, ISU, Terre Haute, IN
1994 Urban Primitive, solo exhibit, Arts Iliana, Terre Haute, IN


JURIED & INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2003 After a Decade, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA
2003 Visions from Within: New Images from The Historically Black Colleges and Universities,
James E. Kemp Gallery, Downtown Convention Center, Dallas, TX
2003 -----The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African American Culture,
Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL
2003 Members’ Exhibition, National Association of Women Artists, Inc., NY, NY
2002 After a Decade, Curfman Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
2002 -----University of Tennessee,
2002 -----Brescia College, Kentucky.
2001 Alumni Exhibition, University Art Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
2001 Heart and Sole, Fort Collins Museum, Fort Collins, CO
2001 Figure and Form, Old Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, CO
2001 ANA '29 (Juried by Lucy Lippard), Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana
2001 The Dream Mill, Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood, CO
2001 After a Decade, Weber State University, Ogden, UT
2001 -----Casper College, Casper, WY
2001 -----Murray State College, Oklahoma
2001 -----University of Evansville, IN
2000 WomanSpirit, (4-person traveling exhibit, conceived & co-curated):
2000 -----Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
2000 -----Montana State University, Bozeman
2000 -----Jefferson County Community College, Watertown, NY
1999 Individual Concerns '99, The Gallery for Social & Political Art, Boston, MA
1999 Erase Hate/Create a New World, The Puffin Foundation, Teaneck, NJ
1999 WomanSpirit, Peninsula College, Port Angeles, WA
1998 3rd National Exhibition (juried by Jacquelyn Serwer, Chief Curator, National Museum
of American Art, Smithsonian Institute), Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
1997 Myth America, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI
1997 Visions of World Peace, Galerie Lumiere, Savannah, GA
1997 Passover and Passed Over, Ashwell Gallery, Beverly, MA
1997 2nd National Juried Exhibition, St. John's University, Jamaica, NY
1996 WomanSpirit, Brubeck Art Center, Carmel, IL
1996 -----St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana
1996 Texas National '96 (juried by Faith Ringgold),SFA Gallery, Nacogdoches, TX
1996 Art of Diversity II (juried by Susanna Coffey), An Art Place, Chicago, IL
1996 Art and Social Justice, Colfax Cultural Center, South Bend, IN
1996 Alliance Rental Gallery, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
1995 Women Waxing, Women Weaving, University Fine Art Gallery,
Indiana University, Bloomington
1995 Alliance Rental Gallery, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
1995 Turman Art Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute
1995 The Edge II, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
1994 Women Waxing, Women Weaving (Peoples Choice Award),
University Fine Art Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
1994 Two Tons, 1 Ounce, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
1994 Turman Art Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute
1994 Rockome Gardens Annual Art Exhibition, Arcola, IL


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2003 NAWA 114th Annual Exhibition, New York, NY (juried membership)
2003 Welcome to the Arts Exchange, Atlanta, GA (juried membership)
2001 Annual Faculty Exhibition, Expressions Gallery, Fort Collins, CO
2001 Women Artists, Expressions Gallery, Fort Collins, CO
2000 Annual Faculty Exhibition, Expressions Gallery, Fort Collins, CO
1999 Group Exhibition, Folegandros de Graeske, Chora, Folegandros, Greece
1999 Annual Faculty Exhibition, Bas Bleu Gallery, Fort Collins, CO
1998 Multicultural Conference, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO
1998 Annual Faculty Exhibition, Old Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, CO
1997 First Annual Faculty Exhibition, One West Art Center, Fort Collins, CO
1995 Take Back the Night, Coffee Grounds, Terre Haute, IN
1994 Photos Plus, Bare-Montgomery Gallery, ISU, Terre Haute, IN


BIBLIOGRAPHY (publications and reviews of my art)

Benson, LeGrace, "Arts of Haiti Research Project," XX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Guadalajara, Mexico, April, 1997 (Ithaca, NY: Arts of Haiti Research Project).
_____. “Ketuba for Agwe: A Selection of Paintings by Barbara Nesin, “ paper presented at Kosanba Colloquium V, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, June, 2003.

Edge II, exhibition brochure, Mississippi State University, 1995.

Foster, Jim, "Seminar shows how to teach diversity using art," Fort Collins Coloradoan, February 20, 1998: A2.
______. "Exhibit Reflects Diversity," Fort Collins Coloradoan, March 1999.

"Gallery Offers Exhibit of Art Depicting Haiti," Tribune Star, April 20,1995

Green, Megan, “Art exhibit offers variety,” The Online Mirror, University of Northern Colorado: http://mirror.unco.edu/article.php?sid=1097, January 29, 2003.

Heath, Jennifer, "Multicultural Images," Boulder Planet, Boulder, CO: March 19, 1997: 4C

"Identity Issues: Artists explore cultural heritage through works," Daily Times Call, Special Section.
Longmont, CO: March 27, 1997: 6.

McAuliffe, Shena, "Culture Collage: Collector and Artist Join in Pasting Worlds Together," Rocky Mountain Bullhorn, Fort Collins, CO: April , 2001: 16.

"Multiculturalism Emphasized in "Ayiti Cherie" Exhibit," Caribbean Life, Brooklyn, NY: August 27, 1996.

"A Multimedia Look at a Multicultural World," Newsday, Queens, NY: Sept. 1,1996.

Nesin, Barbara, "The Cultural Content of Haitian Art," Anales del Caribe, 14-15. (Havana: Centro de Estudios del Caribe/Casa de las Americas, 1995): 259-266.
______. "Haiti," in Barbara Vinick, ed. Esther's Legacy: Celebrating Purim Around the World. Haddassah International Research Institute on Jewish Women at Brandeis University, 2002: 45.
______. “Coming of Age,” in Barbara Vinick, ed. Coming of Age Around the World, Waltham, MA: The Haddasah-Brandeis Institute, 2003 (forthcoming).
______. Study Wizard, to accompany ArtForms, 6th edition. Frank, Patrick, Duane Preble and Sarah Preble. NY: Addison Wesley Longman, 1998.
______. "Haiti does not lack for resources," (editorial), Fort Collins Coloradoan, Jan. 14, 1997.
______. "Teaching Diversity Through Art," Collage. Fort Collins, CO: Colorado Art Education Association, Spring 1998.

Reid, Graeme, "Exhibit Draws on Turbulent Heritage," Tribune Star, Feb. 5, 1995: B3.

Texas National '96, exhibition catalogue, SFA Gallery, Nacogdoches, TX, 1996.

Wilson, Brucene, "Bringing Haiti Home," Fort Collins Coloradoan, Fort Collins, CO: December 30, 1996: C1.

Who’s Who in America, 2004--; Who's Who in American Women, 1996--; Who's Who in American Education, 1995--; Who's Who in Finance and Industry, 1986; New Providence, NJ: Marquis Publications.

"Women Artists featured in SMWC Exhibit," Tribune Star, Terre Haute, IN: Sept. 8, 1996: B8.

"WomanSpirit," in Exhibit Touring Services exhibition catalogue. Pullman , WA: Eastern Washington University, 1998.


HONORS AND AWARDS

2003 Elected to the Board of Directors, Haitian Studies Association
2003 Inductee, Phi Beta Delta, Beta Omega Chapter, (Honor Society for
International Scholars)
2003 New Scholar for the Kettering Foundation
2003 Merrill Travel Grant awarded for travel to Haiti to develop study abroad program
2001 Faculty Recognition Award, Faculty Senate, Front Range Community College
2001 Nominee, Master Teacher Award, Larimer Campus, Front Range Community College
2001 Nominee, City of Fort Collins Human Relations Award
2001 Faculty Development Grant, Front Range Community College: "Globalizing the Core"
2000 Accepted for juried membership in National Association of Women Artists, Inc.
2000 Faculty Development Grant, Front Range Community College: "Curriculum Infusion"
1999 Faculty Development Grant, Front Range Community College: "The Cultural Content of Color"
1999-2000 Chair, Board of Directors, Northern Colorado Multicultural Corporation
1996-1999 College Appointee to City of Fort Collins Multicultural Commission
Vice-Chair, 1998-99; Chair, Long Range Planning Committee, 1996-98
1999 Visiting Artist at Folegandros de Graeske, Chora, Folegandros, Greece


EDUCATION

1996 Master of Fine Arts in Drawing, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
1984 Master of Business Administration, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
1975 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
1999-2001 Florence Melton Adult Mini-School, program of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem


PRESENTATIONS/PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES (selected)

2004 Panel Chair, Nurturing the Social Role of Art: Service Learning in the Foundations
Curriculum, College Art Association Annual Conference, Seattle, WA
2003 Panel Chair, Beyond Formalism: Teaching Color as Culture, College Art Association, Annual Conference, New York, NY
2003 Supervisors’ and Chairs’ Workshop, Council of Independent Colleges, Atlanta, GA.
2003 Council for International Education & Exchange Conference, Atlanta, GA
2003 Creating Change: Environmental Studies and the Arts, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
2002 Presenter, “A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words,” Communicating: Images and Realities of Haiti,
Haitian Studies Association annual conference, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
2002 Panel Chair, Globalizing Foundations: Expanding the Core to Include Non-Western
Aesthetics, College Art Association, Annual Conference, Philadelphia
2002 Lecture, "After a Decade," Colorado State Universtiy, Fort Collins, CO
2002 Lecture, “Beyond Black History Month,” ArtForum at Front Range Community College, Fort Collins, CO
2002 Juror, Annual Student Exhibition, University of Northern Colorado
2002 Juror, National Graphic Design Competition, Colorado State University
2001-2 Front Range Leadership Academy, Longmont, CO
2001-present Editorial Advisory Board, FATE in Review (Journal of Foundations in Art: Theory and Education)
2001 Panel Chair, Nuts & Bolts: Curriculum Development in Foundations Art Programs, College Art Association, Annual Conference, Chicago, IL
2001 Lecture, "Memories from Far and Beyond" exhibition about Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, Expressions Gallery, Fort Collins, CO
2001 Lecture, "Haitian Art: Worlds Together, Oceans Apart" exhibition, Expressions Gallery, Fort Collins, CO
2000 Presenter, "What they Didn't Teach in Art School: Enduring Hyphenation in the Art of
Barbara Nesin," Haitian Arts in Education, Haitian Studies Association Annual Conference, West Palm Beach, FL
2000 Panel Chair, Transfer Issues in Foundations Education, College Art Association, Annual Conference, New York, NY
2000 Guest Speaker, unveiling ceremony of Community Unity Mural, Fort Collins, CO
1999-2002 Curator, Bas Bleu Gallery, Fort Collins, CO
1999 Conference Director, Biennial Conference of Foundations in Art: Theory and Education ("FATE"): Mapping the Creative Landscape, Fort Collins, CO
(Keynote speakers: Coco Fusco and Lucy Lippard)
1999 Panel Chair, Haitian Women Artists in the Diaspora, Haitian Studies Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA
1999 Speaker, The Economic Realities of Diversity on the Front Range, panel sponsored by The League of Women Voters, Fort Collins, CO
1998 Panel Chair, Haitian Arts, Religion and Folk Medicine. Haitian Studies Association Annual Conference, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
1998 Faculty Institute on Curriculum Transformation, 11th Annual National Conference on Race and Ethnicity
in American Higher Education (NCORE), Denver, CO
1998 Presenter, "The Politics of Metissage in Art of the New World," Cultural Identity in the Global Village.
College Art Association Annual Conference, Toronto, Ont.
1997 Presenter, "The Influence of African and Native American Encounters on Haitian Art,"
Haitians in the Arts and Media, Haitian Studies Association Annual Conference, Detroit, MI
1997 Reader for Harcourt Brace Publishers, Painting as a Language: Material, Technique, Form, Content. Jean Robertson and Craig McDaniel, authors.
1996 Presenter, "The Role of Art in Nation Building," Art, Music and Nation Building. Haitian Studies Association Annual Conference, Montrouis, Haiti


COLLEGE SERVICE

2003-4 Co-director, Defilee and Her Daughters: Haitian Women and their Contributions
to the Americas, national conference co-sponsored by Spelman College with The University of Georgia-Athens. Prepared grant application to NEH.
Served as mentor to a student researching Haitian Women artists.
2003 Panelist, Spelman/Morehouse Honors Retreat, Montgomery, AL
2003 Juror, “Lord! I Got a Right to the Tree of Life!” Juried Art Graphics Competition
for Bernice Johnson Reagon, Cosby Professor of Fine Arts culminating event.
2003 Chair, Spelman College Library Committee
2002-3 Member, Study Abroad Committee
2003 Teacher Education Advisory Committee (TEAC)
2003 Search Committee, Museum Curator of Collections Search
2003 Search Committee, Dean of Undergraduate Students
2003 Portfolio Day, Booker T. Washington High School for Performing & Visual Art, Dallas
2003 Interfaith Dialogue Planning Committee
2002—Chair, Department of Art
2003-4 Advisor, Spelman College Diverge Art Club/AUC Art Club
2003 Presentation to Spelman College Board of Trustees, Vision for the Arts
2000-2 Student Center Advisory Board, Front Range Community College, Larimer campus
2000-2 Campus Representative, Faculty Transfer Curriculum Council,
Community College System of the State of Colorado (CCCOES)
1999-2001 Chair, Curriculum Infusion Sub-committee of Larimer Campus Diversity Committee, Front Range Community College, Fort Collins, CO
1997-8 Art Selection Committee, Art in Public Places, Larimer campus, Fort Collins


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2002-- Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Art, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
1996-02 Associate Professor and Visual Arts Program Director, Front Range Community College, Fort Collins, CO
1995 Intern, Cross Cultural Literacy Curriculum, Department of Education and Public Programs, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
1991-93 Drawing Instructor, Skagit Valley College, Oak Harbor, WA
1988-90 Art History Instructor, New Hampshire College, Brunswick NAS, ME
1988-91 Art Specialist (Pre K-8), Maine Public School System
1992-93 Youth Programs Coordinator, Stanwood-Camano Family Center, Stanwood, WA
1990-91 Board Member, Tedford-Oasis Programs, Brunswick, ME
1988-90 Public Relations Coordinator, Tedford Shelter, Brunswick, ME
1985-88 Vice President, Key Trust Company of Maine, Augusta, ME
1981-85 Second Vice President, The Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A., New York, NY
1979-81 Pension Trust Officer, Marine Midland Bank, N.A., New York, NY
1976-79 Registered Representative, New York Stock Exchange, New York, NY


COURSES TAUGHT

Life Drawing I/Figure Drawing I
Life Drawing II/Figure Drawing II
Figure Painting I
Figure Painting II
Drawing I, II, III, IV
Painting I, II, III, IV
Marketing for Visual Artists
Survey of Western Art History
Introduction to Business


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Board Member, Haitian Art Education and Appraisal Society, Maryland
Juried Member, The Arts Exchange, Atlanta
Member, Association for Haitian-American Development, Inc., Atlanta
Member, Black Art and Visual Culture Research Society
Member, College Art Association
Board Member, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (“FATE”),
Board Member, Haitian Studies Association
Juried Member, National Association of Women Artists, Inc.
Inductee, Phi Beta Delta, Delta Omega chapter
(Past member of Union of Maine Visual Artists, Mid America Print Association, National Art Education Association, Maine Art Education Association, Washington Art Education Association, National Education Association, Maine Alliance for the Arts)

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