Barrie Kaufman is an award-winning, international artist from West Virginia working in print media, painting, glass and ceramics. She has been creating art for thirty-five years, making personal statements about the environment and social consciousness. Her background as an art therapist and art educator has informed her work.
In 2013 she created models for a five-foot-high cast glass sculpture created in the Czech Republic focusing on the animals and the effect of global warming. Her current work features blown and cast glass and ceramic sculpture. Barrie Kaufman was West Virginia Artist of The Year in 2014.
She has received artists grants from The Kentucky Foundation For Women, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Fellowship, The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh Glass Center, West Virginia Commission on the Arts, W.Va. Fellowship for Painting and Crafts, and a West Virginia Professional Development Grant. She received The Taipei City Mayors Award at The 5th International Print Biennial, Taipei, Taiwan where she exhibited in 1991 and at The 10th International Print Biennial by invitation in 2001.
She has received Residencies from The Virginia Center For The Creative Arts, 2018, 2009,; Presse Papier, Visiting Artists Fellowship, Trois Rivers, Quebec, Canada,; Sunrise Museum, Charleston WVa,; Moulin a Nef, Auvillar, France, and Hambridge Center, Raburn Gap, Georgia, 2020.
Barrie Kaufman has work in the Public Collections of The Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei Taiwan,; Presse Papier, Trois Riviers, Quebec, Canada, The Juliet Museum of Art, Charleston, WVa,; The West Virginia State Museum, The Huntington Museum, Huntington, WVa., Marshall University, Huntington, WVa, University of Charleston, Charleston, WVa, Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio, Jane Vorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, NJ. and Kathy Carracio Prints, NYC.
She has had one woman shows at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Juliet Art Museum,; Clay Center for Arts and Sciences, Charleston, WVa,; Presse Papier, Trois Riviers, Quebec, Canada,; The Huntington Museum, Curators Choice, Huntington, WVa,; Montpelier Center For the Arts, Montpelier, Va,; Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle Maine,; West Virginia Institute of Technology, Institute, WVa,; Suynbury Shores Art Center, New Brunswick, Canada,; Kurtz Bingham Gallery, Memphis Tenn,; and Sotheby's Stockholm, Sweden.
Kaufman has participated in group shows at Art Fields, Lake City, South Carolina, 2019,; West Virginia Juried Show 2019,; and SOFA Chicago among others. She has given talks at The International Sculpture Conference, Pittsburgh PA,; The Creative Potential of Collaboration, The Idea Furnace,; The Nagoya Art School, Nagoya, Japan,; and The Art Museum and Training Center for Glass and Ceramics, Seto City, Japan.