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Polly Barton


MUSEUM COLLECTIONS:
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Miho Museum, Misono, Japan

PUBLIC & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS:
Daphne Farago Collection, Boston, MA
Guido Goldman Ikat Collection, New York, NY
Davis, Polk & Wardwell, London, England and New York, NY
The Tobin Collection, Santa Fe, NM
The Oomoto Foundation, Kameoka, Japan
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York, NY
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA
Church of the Heavenly Rest, New York, NY
Community Hospital Foundation of the Monterey Peninsula

PUBLICATIONS MAGAZINE ARTICLES and REVIEWS:
Elder, E. Gaye. “Polly Barton: Painter of Silk Ikats”. Shuttle, Spindle, and Dyepot. Volume 41, No. 4, Spring 2010
Arney, Suzanne Smith. “Fiber Exhibitions by Polly Barton, Mary Anne Jordan, Eleanor McCain, and Mary Zicafoos”. Shuttle, Spindle, and Dyepot. Vol. XXXIX, No. 4, Fall 2008, page 26-28.
Westfall, Carol. “Polly Barton: Woven Explorations”. Surface Design Journal.Volume 22, No. 1, Fall 2008. Page 60-61
Wykes, Sarah. Rise of the Quilters. San Jose Mercury News. December 9, 2007
Then and Now. Art News. Vol. 106, Summer 2007 Issue, page 209
Ullman, Polly. Material Difference and Soft Sculpture & Wall Works. Published by Friends of Fiber Art International
Myers, Janice. At Home with the Sacred, Su Casa, Vol. 10 No. 3, Summer 2004, pages 68-75
SOFA New York, May 29-June1, 2003: The 6th Annual International Exposition of Sculpture Objects and Functional Art, Catalogue page 77
Hoffman, Bruce. Survey Fiber 2002, Snyderman-Works Galleries, Catalogue page 4
SOFA New York, May 31-June4, 2001The Sixth Annual International Exposition of Sculpture Objects and Functional Art , Catalogue page 63
A Front Row Seat for SOFA, Special Advertising Supplement, Art & Auction, 2001, page 202
Zrebiec, Alice. Polly Barton's Ikat Paintings: Internal Harmony/External Epiphany. Surface Design Journal, Vol. 25. No 4. Summer 2001, pages 36-41
Larochette, Jean Pierre and Lurie, Yael. Thread by Thread, American Tapestry Biennial III, 2000
Fiber Arts, Sept/Oct. 2005, Cover Article
Surface Design Journal, Summer 2001. Feature article
HALI Magazine, "Design File", Winter 2000
Surface Design Journal, Spring 1989 and 1999
Santa Fe New Mexican, Nov. 1994
Fiber Arts, Sept/Oct. 1984

SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:
The Daphne Farago Collection, Key Biscayne, FL
Dr. Guido Goldman, New York, NY
Dr. Marietta Lutze Sackler, Cambridge, MA
Richard and Lois Abraham, Taos, NM
The Rev. and Mrs. Ledlie Laughlin
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York, NY
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA
The Church of the Heavenly Rest, New York, NY
The Rev. Steven and Caroline Chinlund, New York, NY
The Rev. and Mrs. James Parks Morton, New York, NY
Clare Rockefeller Buden, New York, NY
John Krysco and Nancy Rosanoff, Pleasantville, NY
Lavinia Currier, The Plains, VA
Richard and Peggy Danziger, New York, NY
Daniel and Johanna Rose, New York, NY
Jean MacAusland, New York, NY
Alexandra Munroe, NYC, NY
Lucia Kellar, New York, NY
Beverly Hall, Nantucket, MA
Ivan Illich, Cuernevaca, Mexico
Mary Talyor Simeti, Palermo, Sicily
Santiago Calatrava, NYC. NY
Nathanial Owings and Page Allen, Santa Fe, NM

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010 Polly Barton: Resist, William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2007 Woven Expressions, Gail Martin Gallery, New York, New York
2000 Evolving Tradition: Ikat Painting in Silk, Gail Martin Gallery, New York, NY
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2010 New Fibers 2010, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
2010 Transformed Traditions in Ikat, Modern Arts Midwest, Lincoln, NE
2009 Origin, Shumei Arts Council, Pasadena, CA
2008 Thread: Drawn, Dyed, Woven, William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2008 Visible Presence, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA
2007 Saturn Returns: Back to the Future of Fiber Art, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA
2007 Los Pintores: Past, Present, and Future, RSA along with FACT, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2007 Then and Now, William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2006 Material Difference: Soft Sculpture and Wall Works, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
2005 SOFA Chicago, Chicago IL
2004 New Works, Linda Fairchild Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003 Opening Night: Linda Fairchild Gallery of Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
2003 SOFA New York, Gail Martin Gallery, New York, NY
2002 Threads on the Edge: The Daphne Farago Fiber Art Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2002 Survey Fiber 2002, Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
2001 Winter Gathering, Owings Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2001 SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL
2001 Earth, Owings Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2001 SOFA New York, The Armory, New York, NY
2000 Holiday Treasures, Owings Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2000 Thread by Thread, American Tapestry Biennial III, Sponsored by the American Tapestry Alliance
1999 Holiday Treasures, Owings Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
1999 Southwest Tapestry, Golden, CO and Grand Junction, CO.
1998 The Arts of Pacific Asia Show, The Armory at Gramercy Park, New York, NY
1997 Taos Fall Arts Festival, Taos Open, NM
1996 Close to the Border, University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
1995 Group Show, Fiber Art by members of the Textile Study Group, New York, NY
1994 Polly Barton, Woven Silk Paintings, Laurel Seth Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1992 Taos Fall Arts Festival, Taos Open, Taos, NM
1992 Material Matters, Fiber Art by members of The Textile Study Group, New York, NY
1992 KOKORO:Heart-Mind, Oomoto Alumni Art Exhibition, Kameoka, Japan
1992 Gallery North, Setauket, NY
1991 Studio Opening, New York, NY
1984 Recent Acquisitions: 1974-1984, The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York, NY
AWARDS:
1997 Honorable Mention "Crafts", Taos Open, Taos, NM
1986 Stanley Mendelbaum Award, Juried Exhibition of the New York Guild of Handweavers
1985 Juror's Award, Juried Exhibition of the New York Guild of Handweavers
1984 Best of Show Award, CONVERGENCE '84, Dallas, TX
RECENT LECTURES and WORKSHOPS:
2011 Textile Museum, Washington D.C.
2011 Los Tejedoras Weaving Guild, Santa Fe, NM
2010 Complex Weavers Association, Albuquerque, NM
2009 Shumei, Crestone, CO
2008 William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2008 Visible Presence, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA
2008 Textile Arts Alliance, Santa Fe, NM
2008 Shumei, Crestone, CO
2004 Design with Heart, Santa Fe, NM
2002 Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2002 Textile Arts Alliance, Santa Fe, NM
2002 Summer Workshop: Ikat, Northern New Mexico Community College, El Rito, NM
2001 Summer Workshop: Ikat, Northern New Mexico Community College, El Rito, NM
EDUCATION:
2000-93 Northern New Mexico Community College, El Rito, NM
1984 Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
1983-82 Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC
1981-82 Kameoka, Japan, Apprentice to Master weaver Tomohiko Inoue
1978 Summer seminar, The Oomoto School of Traditional Japanese Arts, Kameoke, Japan
1978 BA, Barnard College, New York, NY, Magna Cum Laude