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Jerry Ross Barrish

San Francisco, CA , U.S.A.
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Phone: (415) 641 8100

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San Francisco, California, 1939


San Francisco Art Institute, B.F.A. & M.F.A., 1971-75


  • Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, California
  • Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California
  • di Rosa Preserve:  Art & Nature, Napa, California
  • Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California
  • Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz, California
  • The Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California
  • Saginaw Museum of Art, Saginaw, Michigan
  • San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
  • South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, South Dakota
  • Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California
  • University of Arizona Memorial Student Union, Tucson, Arizona
  • University of California Davis, Nelson Gallery, Davis, California
  • University of California Santa Cruz, Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, Santa Cruz, California

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2009    Museum of Art & History @ McPherson Center, Santa Cruz, California (catalog)
  • 2009    Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California (catalog)
  • 2008    Art Foundry Gallery, “Plastic & Bronze,” Sacramento, California
  • 2007    “Ein Amerikaner in Schwerin,”  Schwerin, Germany  (catalog)
  • 2003    Dominican University of California, San Marco Gallery, San Rafael, CA
  • 2003    Sierra College, “About the Ark,” Rocklin, California
  • 2002    South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, So. Dakota,  “Dames,” (catalog)
  • 2002    University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota
  • 2000    Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California
  • 2000    American River College, “Plastic/Plastik,” Sacramento, California
  • 1999    Ebert Gallery, San Francisco, California
  • 1998    Bradford Smock Gallery, San Francisco, California
  • 1997    Loveland Museum/Gallery, Loveland, Colorado
  • 1997   San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, Fort Mason
  • 1995    Dominican College, San Marco Gallery, San Rafael, California
  • 1992    Community College of Southern Nevada, North Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1991    LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Los Angeles, California

Selected Group Sculpture Exhibitions

  • 2006    Arizona Museum for Youth, Mesa, Arizona
  • 2005    Triton Art Museum, Santa Clara, Calif., “Nature as Muse, Selections from   Permanent Collection”
  • 2005    Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Rosa, California, “Contemporary Expressions, RE-FUSED”
  • 2003 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery, San Francisco
  • 2003    Oakland Museum City Center Sculpture Court, Oakland, California
  • 2002    San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, Calif., “Contemporary Art from Permanent Collection”
  • 2002    Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, California, “A Portrait of My Father”
  • 2000    University of California Santa Cruz, Cowell College, Santa Cruz, California
  • 1999    University Art Museum, Berkeley, California, “Fragments of the World, From Collage to Readymade”
  • 1997-98    "Hello Again!  A New Wave of Recycled Art & Design"  (traveling)
  •         Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California
  •         Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, California
  •         McAllen International Museum, McAllen, Texas
  •         Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1997    The Jewish Museum San Francisco
  • 1996    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, "Refound”
  • 1995    Galeria Mesa, Mesa, Arizona, "Reassembly Required"
  • 1994-95        "Old Glory, New Story:  Flagging the 21st Century"   (traveling)
  •         Capp Street Project, San Francisco, California
  •         Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, California
  • 1994    Works/San Jose, San Jose, California, "Survey of Bay Area Contemporary Sculpture"
  • 1993    Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, “68th Annual Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition”
  • 1993    Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, , "Earth Art”
  • 1993    Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, “National Small Painting & Small Sculpture Exhibition,”
  • 1993    San Mateo County Arts Council, Belmont, California, "Assemblage & Collage"
  • 1993    Wiseman Gallery, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, Oregon, “Barrish & Shuey"
  • 1993    Lewis-Clark Center for Arts & History, Lewiston, Idaho, "Earth Vision"
  • 1992    Arizona Museum for Youth, Mesa, Arizona, "Déjà Vu:  The Recycled Object in Art"
  • 1992    The University of Arizona, Student Union Gallery, Tucson, Arizona, "Earth Day"
  • 1992    Arizona State University, Memorial Union, Tempe, Arizona, "Barrish & Grossman,"
  • 1991    Ohio State University at Mansfield, The Pearl Conard Gallery, Mansfield, Ohio
  • 1991    Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, “The Florida National”
  • 1991    The Jewish Community Museum, San Francisco, California, Purim Invitational
  • 1990    San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California
  • 1989    California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, California, "California Small Works"

Selected Publications

  • "Jerry Ross Barrish / Assemblage Found Objects." Catalog. Fresno Art Museum & Musuem of Art & History @ McPherson Center, Santa Cruz, 2008. Essays by Susan Hillhouse and Jacquelin Pilar, illus.
  • Grande, John K.  “Schwerin, Germany, Schleswig-Holstein-Haus.”  Sculpture Magazine, March 2008, illus.
  • “Sculpturen / Jerry Ross Barrish.”  Catalog.  Schleswig-Holstein-Haus, Germany, 2007.  Essays by Peter Selz and John K. Grande, illus. 
  • Roukes, Nicholas.  “Artful Jesters, Innovators of Visual Wit and Humor.”  Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA, 2003, illus.
  • “Dames.”  Catalog.  South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, South Dakota, 2002, illus.
  • Roche, Harry.  “Focus: Jerry Ross Barrish.”  Sculpture Magazine, May 2001, illus.
  • Shreve, Jenn.  “One Man’s Treasure.”  San Francisco Metropolitan, September 13, 1999.
  • Warner, Sally.  "Making Room for Making Art."  Chicago:  Chicago Review Press, 1994, illus.