Barbara Robertson

Barbara Robertson ( Drawing, painting, print and animation


Barbara Robertson

What art do you most identify with?

Early 20th Century abstraction and most science inspired art.

How do you describe your work and how do you talk to a potential buyer? Give us the elevator pitch.

I love to experiment in my art, starting with drawing and painting combined with prints and then turning parts of those still compositions into moving images. I'm inspired by mathematics, physics and architecture.

What are some things you'd like to change about the arts community here in Seattle?

We need more venues to show our work and we need more support, including a larger audience, for our work in general.    

If you could own a piece of art by any living artist, what would it be (or whose)?

What are things you like about our arts community? I like the enthusiasm of the artist and the willingness to experiment. I also appreciate the support and encouragement artists give each other.


Solo Exhibitions:

  • “Snap” Davidson Galleries, (Seattle, WA,) June 2013
  • Trykk 17 Art Center, (Stavanger, Norway,) September 2012
  • E4c electronic gallery, 4Culture, (Seattle, WA,) February 2012
  • Aprojectspace, “Gray Map Installation” (Seattle, WA,)  January/March, 2012

Group Exhibitions:

  • "Thought Patterns," Bainbridge Island Art Museum, (Winslow, WA,) Spring 2016
  • "Geo Codes; Mapping A Practice in the Post Print Age," China Art Academy, (Hangzhou, China,) Fall, 2015
  • "The Intersection Between Science, Art and Technology" American Embassy in (Bern, Switzerland,) 2015-2017
  • "Women and Print," Scripps College,( Claremont, CA,) September, 2014"
  • “Ink This: Contemporary Print Arts in the Northwest, Tacoma Art Museum, (Tacoma, WA, ) June 2014

Permanent Collections:

  • City of Seattle, Portable Works Collection, (Seattle, WA)
  • Scripps College Art Museum, (Claremont, CA)
  • King County 4 Culture Portable Works, Seattle, WA
  • Tacoma Art Museum, (Tacoma, WA)
  • State of Washington, Percent for Art Public Collections, (Seattle, WA)