Polly Barton's Artist Biography

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Miho Museum, Misono, Japan


PUBLIC & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Daphne Farago Collection, Boston, MA
Guido Goldman Ikat Collection, New York, NY
Davis, Polk & Wardwell, London, England and New York, NY
The Tobin Collection, Santa Fe, NM
The Oomoto Foundation, Kameoka, Japan
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York, NY
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA
Church of the Heavenly Rest, New York, NY
Community Hospital Foundation of the Monterey Peninsula


PUBLICATIONS MAGAZINE ARTICLES and REVIEWS

Elder, E. Gaye. “Polly Barton: Painter of Silk Ikats”. Shuttle, Spindle, and Dyepot. Volume 41, No. 4, Spring 2010
Arney, Suzanne Smith. “Fiber Exhibitions by Polly Barton, Mary Anne Jordan, Eleanor McCain, and Mary Zicafoos”. Shuttle, Spindle, and Dyepot. Vol. XXXIX, No. 4, Fall 2008, page 26-28.
Westfall, Carol. “Polly Barton: Woven Explorations”. Surface Design Journal.Volume 22, No. 1, Fall 2008. Page 60-61
Wykes, Sarah. Rise of the Quilters. San Jose Mercury News. December 9, 2007
Then and Now. Art News. Vol. 106, Summer 2007 Issue, page 209
Ullman, Polly. Material Difference and Soft Sculpture & Wall Works. Published by Friends of Fiber Art International
Myers, Janice. At Home with the Sacred, Su Casa, Vol. 10 No. 3, Summer 2004, pages 68-75
SOFA New York, May 29-June1, 2003: The 6th Annual International Exposition of Sculpture Objects and Functional Art, Catalogue page 77
Hoffman, Bruce. Survey Fiber 2002, Snyderman-Works Galleries, Catalogue page 4
SOFA New York, May 31-June4, 2001The Sixth Annual International Exposition of Sculpture Objects and Functional Art , Catalogue page 63
A Front Row Seat for SOFA, Special Advertising Supplement, Art & Auction, 2001, page 202
Zrebiec, Alice. Polly Barton's Ikat Paintings: Internal Harmony/External Epiphany. Surface Design Journal, Vol. 25. No 4. Summer 2001, pages 36-41
Larochette, Jean Pierre and Lurie, Yael. Thread by Thread, American Tapestry Biennial III, 2000
Fiber Arts, Sept/Oct. 2005, Cover Article
Surface Design Journal, Summer 2001. Feature article
HALI Magazine, "Design File", Winter 2000
Surface Design Journal, Spring 1989 and 1999
Santa Fe New Mexican, Nov. 1994
Fiber Arts, Sept/Oct. 1984


SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

The Daphne Farago Collection, Key Biscayne, FL
Dr. Guido Goldman, New York, NY
Dr. Marietta Lutze Sackler, Cambridge, MA
Richard and Lois Abraham, Taos, NM
The Rev. and Mrs. Ledlie Laughlin
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York, NY
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA
The Church of the Heavenly Rest, New York, NY
The Rev. Steven and Caroline Chinlund, New York, NY
The Rev. and Mrs. James Parks Morton, New York, NY
Clare Rockefeller Buden, New York, NY
John Krysco and Nancy Rosanoff, Pleasantville, NY
Lavinia Currier, The Plains, VA
Richard and Peggy Danziger, New York, NY
Daniel and Johanna Rose, New York, NY
Jean MacAusland, New York, NY
Alexandra Munroe, NYC, NY
Lucia Kellar, New York, NY
Beverly Hall, Nantucket, MA
Ivan Illich, Cuernevaca, Mexico
Mary Talyor Simeti, Palermo, Sicily
Santiago Calatrava, NYC. NY
Nathanial Owings and Page Allen, Santa Fe, NM


2010     Polly Barton: Resist, William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2007    Woven Expressions, Gail Martin Gallery, New York, New York

2000    Evolving Tradition: Ikat Painting in Silk, Gail Martin Gallery, New York, NY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010    New Fibers 2010, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

2010    Transformed Traditions in Ikat, Modern Arts Midwest, Lincoln, NE

2009    Origin, Shumei Arts Council, Pasadena, CA

2008    Thread: Drawn, Dyed, Woven, William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2008    Visible Presence, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA

2007    Saturn Returns: Back to the Future of Fiber Art, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA

2007    Los Pintores: Past, Present, and Future, RSA along with FACT, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2007    Then and Now, William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2006    Material Difference: Soft Sculpture and Wall Works, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

2005    SOFA Chicago, Chicago IL

2004    New Works, Linda Fairchild Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2003    Opening Night: Linda Fairchild Gallery of Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

2003    SOFA New York, Gail Martin Gallery, New York, NY

2002    Threads on the Edge: The Daphne Farago Fiber Art Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2002    Survey Fiber 2002, Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

2001    Winter Gathering, Owings Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2001    SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL

2001    Earth, Owings Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2001    SOFA New York, The Armory, New York, NY

2000    Holiday Treasures, Owings Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2000    Thread by Thread, American Tapestry Biennial III, Sponsored by the American Tapestry Alliance

1999    Holiday Treasures, Owings Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

1999    Southwest Tapestry, Golden, CO and Grand Junction, CO.

1998    The Arts of Pacific Asia Show, The Armory at Gramercy Park, New York, NY

1997    Taos Fall Arts Festival, Taos Open, NM

1996    Close to the Border, University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

1995    Group Show, Fiber Art by members of the Textile Study Group, New York, NY

1994    Polly Barton, Woven Silk Paintings, Laurel Seth Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1992    Taos Fall Arts Festival, Taos Open, Taos, NM

1992    Material Matters, Fiber Art by members of The Textile Study Group, New York, NY

1992    KOKORO:Heart-Mind, Oomoto Alumni Art Exhibition, Kameoka, Japan

1992    Gallery North, Setauket, NY

1991    Studio Opening, New York, NY

1984    Recent Acquisitions: 1974-1984, The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York, NY


1997    Honorable Mention "Crafts", Taos Open, Taos, NM

1986    Stanley Mendelbaum Award, Juried Exhibition of the New York Guild of Handweavers

1985    Juror's Award, Juried Exhibition of the New York Guild of Handweavers

1984    Best of Show Award, CONVERGENCE '84, Dallas, TX

AWARDS


RECENT LECTURES and WORKSHOPS

2011    Textile Museum, Washington D.C.

2011    Los Tejedoras Weaving Guild, Santa Fe, NM

2010    Complex Weavers Association, Albuquerque, NM

2009    Shumei, Crestone, CO

2008    William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2008    Visible Presence, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA

2008   Textile Arts Alliance, Santa Fe, NM

2008   Shumei, Crestone, CO

2004   Design with Heart, Santa Fe, NM

2002   Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2002   Textile Arts Alliance, Santa Fe, NM

2002   Summer Workshop: Ikat, Northern New Mexico Community College, El Rito, NM

2001   Summer Workshop: Ikat, Northern New Mexico Community College, El Rito, NM


EDUCATION

2000-93    Northern New Mexico Community College, El Rito, NM

1984    Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

1983-82    Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC

1981-82    Kameoka, Japan, Apprentice to Master weaver Tomohiko Inoue

1978    Summer seminar, The Oomoto School of Traditional Japanese Arts, Kameoke, Japan

1978    BA, Barnard College, New York, NY, Magna Cum Laude