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Barbara Westermann

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Studio Location
Socrates Sculpture Park NY, 2009-2010
Airport Lounge Cairo, Real Artways Hartford. 2008
Charette 2007
Infrastructures No. 1023, No.065, Armory Artfair,2009
Artist's Statement

Barbara Westermann's work is a conceptual alphabet to monitor the way we see the human body, the architectonics and literatures of sky and earth, and the music which courses through the world's membrane. Her work often refers to both a place for observation and a space for inner contemplation. Her work underlines the interrelationship between exterior and interior architecture, their public and private functions, as well as the physical and mental experience of their spaces.

Barbara works in the tradition of conceptualist “social sculpture,” (Joseph Beuys and Daniel Spoerri were her teachers). Her sculptures are channels of communication and a link between an individual and the world.


School of Visual Arts, Arts Education Program, New York, NY, 1995-93
Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, NY, 1985
MA Sculpture, Fachhochschule Köln, Cologne, Germany, 1985-82
BA in Architecture & Urban Planning, University of Kassel, Germany, 1982
Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY, 2010
Cade Tompkins Fine Arts, Providence, RI, 2010
Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY, 2010-2009
Armory Art Fair, Socrates Sculpture Park, NY, 2009
Socrates Sculpture Park, Open Space, NY, 2008-2009
Real Artways, Hartford, 2008
E/AB Fair, New York, 2009-2006
Barbara Krakow Gallery, Aids Benefit, Boston, 2009-2008
Two Ton Studio, Pawtucket, 2008
Clay Street Press Gallery, Cincinnati, 2008
Proflux, Providence,2007
New Sense Gallery, Cleveland, 2007
Newport Art Museum. Newport, 2006
Progressive Gallery, Cleveland, 2006
Artists Space, New York, NY, 2005