Barbara Holmes is a sculptor and furniture maker whose 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.
Much of her practice has focused on the reclamation and creative reuse of discarded construction material.
Nationally her work has appeared in group exhibitions at the Fuller Craft Museum (Brockton, Massachusetts); Oceanside Museum of Art (Oceanside, California); Divan Gallery (La Jolla, California); Kohler Arts Center (Sheboygan, Wisconsin); Ironworks Factory Space (Madison, Wisconsin); Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (Santa Ana, California); and Sushi Art Space (San Diego).
Holmes has been awarded artist residencies at Anderson Ranch Arts Center (Snowmass Village, Colorado); Recology San Francisco; and The Capital City Arts Initiative at St. Mary’s Art Center (Virginia City, Nevada). Her work is also in the permanent collection at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Holmes also has extensive teaching experience, having taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, San Diego State University, Southwestern College, and Mira Costa College.
She currently lives and works in Oakland.