In my painting practice I focus on construction and deconstruction of structure and form to explore ideas about place, context, time and meaning.
Agnes Barley was born in Jacksonville, Florida. She began her undergraduate studies at Parsons School of Design in New York City and finished with an MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria. Agnes has been awarded grants from the Foundation for Contemporary Art (2010), the Austrian Ministry for Science, Research and Art (1995) as well as the Austrian Ministry for Art and Education (1991). She has been a visiting artist at The Anderson Center (2013), the Seven Below Arts Initiative (2011) and the Domaine de Kerguehennec: Center for Contemporary Art (1995) in France. Her work has been exhibited at The Drawing Center (2010) and Blackston Gallery (2012) in New York City, the Museum of Luxemburg (1996), The Vienna Secession (1996), and Kunstraum Wien (1996), among others. Her work has been profiled in The Last Magazine (2012) and the London Sunday Times (2010). She recently published an interview with Joyce Carol Oates.