BARBARA HOLMES is a sculptor and furniture maker who received her MFA from San Diego State University in 2002 and her BFA from Brigham Young University in 1993. Her work has been included in group exhibitions locally at Headlands Center for the Arts, Museum of Craft and Design, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, Root Division, Catharine Clark Gallery, The Compound Gallery, and in group exhibitions nationally at the Fuller Craft Museum (Brockton, MA), Oceanside Museum of Art (Oceanside,CA), Divan Gallery (La Jolla, CA), Kohler Arts Center (Sheboygan, WI), Ironworks Factory Space (Madison, WI), Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (Santa Ana, CA), and Sushi Art Space (San Diego, CA). She has been awarded Artist Residencies at Anderson Ranch Arts Center (Snowmass Village, CO), Recology San Francisco, and The Capital City Arts Initiative at St. Mary’s Art Center (Virginia City, NV), and has work in the permanent collection at SFMOMA. She also has extensive teaching experience, having taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, San Diego State University, Southwestern College, Mira Costa College, and currently at California College of the Arts. Much of her practice has focused on the reclamation and creative reuse of discarded construction material. She currently lives and works in Oakland.