Robert Baribeau (b.1949)

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IMG_7024 IMG_7025Robert Baribeau (b.1949). Untitled, c.1978-80). Oil on canvas,  60 x 68 inches. Unsigned.

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Biography:

Robert Baribeau was born in Oregon in 1949. He received his BS from Portland State University in 1978, and his MFA from the Pratt Institute in 1979. He has been honored with a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, a Pratt Institute Art Department Grant/Fellowship, and a Florence Saltzman-Heidel Foundation Grant. His work has been reviewed in Artforum, Artnews, The New York Times, The New York Sunand New York Magazine. Baribeau lives and works in Stanfordville, New York.
Robert Baribeau’s extensive career involves the close examination and abstraction of nature. Trained as a landscape architect, Baribeau’s keen sense of perspective and composition evoke impressions of land, sea and sky. Since the 1970’s, Baribeau has channeled the raw energy of post-war abstraction. Sharing Robert Rauschenberg’s engagement with collage, many of Baribeau’s paintings employ a variety of mixed media, passionate gesture and experimental techniques. Works from the late 90s are dominated by thickly painted, hard-edged geometries and the adoption of found household materials, such as maps, patterned fabrics, and cardboard, as collage elements. Since the early 2000s Baribeau has produced several series, including his esteemed flowers and cigarbox paintings, as well as his Field and Milbrook series, for which he applies thick mixtures of oil paint, acrylic, clear latex, and collage, onto canvases that evoke Diebenkorn’s Berkeleypaintings or Rauschenberg’s Combines.

BORN 1949, Aberdeen, WA

EDUCA TION

1968-71 Portland Community College, Portland, OR 1977 Portland Art Museum School, Portland, OR

  1. 1977  BS, Portland State University, Portland, OR
  2. 1978  MFA, Pratt Institute, New York, NY

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1999-present Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Robert Baribeau: Abstract Horizons, Allan Stone Projects, New York, NY 2015 Connections, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY
2013 Robert Baribeau: 1980-NOW, Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
2008 Robert Baribeau: Recent Works, Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
2004 Field Paintings, Still Lifes and Objects, Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY 1998 New Paintings, Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY

1995 Recent Paintings, Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY 1994 Gallery 205, Portland State University, Portland, OR 1990 Recent Paintings, Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY 1987 Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY

1986 Jeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Recent Abstract Paintings, Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY

1983 Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
1981 Recent Paintings, Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY 1980 Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 Summer Group Show, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, NYI Can See For Miles, Allan Stone Projects, New York, NY 2014 DIS-FUNCTIONAL, Allan Stone Projects, New York, NY