Barbara Schulman

Barbara Schulman

    Studio & Gallery

    Bethlehem, PA

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    Fiber Arts

    Artist's Biography

    Barbara Schulman holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Fiberarts from Kent State University in Ohio, where she also received her undergraduate degree in Art Education. She taught design and textiles at at Kutztown University, North Carolina State University, Weber University in Utah, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Kent State University.

    She has exhibited throughout the United States and in Korea, France, Canada, the Philippines, and twice in the Art in Embassies Program of the U.S. State Department in Baku, Azerbaijan and Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. She has lectured on Contemporary American Textiles in England, Scotland, Ecuador, and throughout the United States, including presentations for the Pennsylvania Humanities Council Speaker’s Program. Her work is in numerous collections, including the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, the Allentown Art Museum, Lehigh Valley Health Network, American Express Company, Carolina Power and Light, and has been shown in Surface Design Journal, Fiberarts Magazine,The Language of Making, 500 Baskets and in seven volumes of the Fiberarts Design Books. Her work has been seen in the following exhibitions: Korea Bojagi Forum in Seoul, The Art of Basketry in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Fifth International of Tapestry and Fiber Art in Beauvais, France; The Fiberart International in Pittsburgh, PA; the Quilt National in Athens, Ohio, and in solo exhibitions at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Center in Allentown, PA, and the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, New Jersey.

    Awarded two Visual Arts Fellowships in Crafts by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Barbara is Professor Emeritus, Kutztown University and a full-time studio artist.

    Selected Exhibitions

    For full resume please visit Barbara Schulman's website

    Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, Allentown, PA

    Fox Optical Gallery, Bethlehem, PA

    The Banana Factory Art Center, Bethlehem, PA

    Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA

    Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ

    Home and Planet, Bethlehem, PA

    Real People 2021, Old Courthouse Art Center, Woodstock, IL

    Narratives: Combining Text and Art, Town Hall Gallery, Bethlehem, PA

    Quilts=Art=Quilts, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY

    Political Discord, Las Lagunas Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, 2020 (online), and Small Works (online), 2021

    Shape Shifting, Visions Museum, San Diego, CA
    Online Exhibition

    The Contemporary Art of Quilting, Ann Street Gallery, Newburg, NY

    Fiber Deconstructed, Penn State Lehigh Valley, PA
    Three Person Exhibit

    Fifth Biennial Self-Portrait Exhibition, Rotunda Gallery, Bethlehem, PA

    2018 - 2019
    Sketched Out, Kemerer Museum, Bethlehem, PA

    Korea Bojagi Forum, Seoul, South Korea

    RED, Textile Study Group of NY, NOHO-M55 Gallery, New York, NY

    Six-Person Exhibit, Bethlehem House Gallery, Bethlehem, PA

    Korea Bojagi Forum, Seoul, South Korea

    Yardworks, Textile Study Group of NY, Durst Building, New York, NY

    Expressions in Fiberart 2016, Rotunda Gallery, Bethlehem, PA

    Third Biennial Self-Portrait Exhibition, Rotunda Gallery, Bethlehem, PA

    2015 Members Exhibition, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ

    2014 - 2017
    Radical Elements National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, traveling exhibition

    2013 - 2014
    Assemblage, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

    2011 - 2015
    Art in Embassies Program of the U.S. Department of State, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

    2011 - 2013
    9X9X3, Textile Study Group of New York, NOHO Gallery, NYC, traveling exhibition

    2007 - 2010
    Sum of the Parts, Surface Design Association traveling exhibition

    A Survey of Baskets Today Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ

    2006 - 2007
    In Response to Healing, traveling exhibition

    Nothing New: Fiber Art From Recycled Materials, Minneapolis, MN

    A Tribute to Fiber Art, APEX Gallery, Washington, DC

    Fiber For The Future, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

    Baskets-Sculptural Constructions, Thirteen Moons Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

    Contemporary Baskets, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    Sculpture Objects and Functional Art (SOFA), Chicago, IL

    Contemporary Baskets, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    The Fifth International of Tapestry and Fiber Art, Beauvais, France

    2001 - 2003
    Art in Embassies Program of the U.S. Department of State, Baku, Azerbaijan

    Five Person Exhibit, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

    Three Person Exhibit, Baylor University, Waco, TX

    Sculpture Objects and Functional Art (SOFA), Chicago, IL

    Allentown Art Museum 27th Juried Show, Allentown, PA

    Livres des poetes (femmes), Berkeley Arts Center, Berkeley, CA

    Squared Off, Rye Art Center, Rye, NY

    Niche Awards Finalist, Philadelphia Buyer's Market of American Crafts

    Teaching Experience

    1992 - 2011
    Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
    Professor of Art, Head of Fibers Program

    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

    Weber State University, Ogden, UT

    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

    Kent State University, Kent, OH


    Kutztown University Research Grant

    Visual Arts Fellowship in Crafts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

    Selected Lectures & Workshops

    Lecture: Reuse, Recycle, ReCreate, Quilt Guilds in Milford, NJ and Bethlehem, PA

    Lecture: Contemporary Art Quilts, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

    Lecture: Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers

    Workshops and lectures on work at Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, NJ:
    Experimental Quiltmaking
    Mixed Media Textile Surfaces
    Textile Collage
    Needlework: Basics and Beyond

    Workshop: Silkscreen Printed Fabric and Art Quilts, with Wendy Osterweil, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

    University Summer Graduate Program Intensive
    Workshop: Designing Quilts From Your Own Screenprinted Fabric, with Wendy Osterweil;
    Kutztown University Summer Graduate Program

    Lecture on Work for the Art Quilt Network of New York, New York, NY

    Lecture: Color Can’t Hurt You, Embroiderers Guild of Allentown, Allentown, PA

    Lecture: Art Quilts of the 21st Century, International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX

    Workshop: Knotless Net Forms, Universidad del Azuay, Cuenca, Ecuador

    Lecture: Contemporary American Fiberart, Universidad del Azuay and Universidad de Cuenca,
    Cuenca, Ecuador

    Workshop: Non-Traditional Needlework, Erie Art Museum; Erie, PA

    Lecture: Contemporary Needlework, and Workshop: Non-Traditional Needlework, Fiberart
    Guild of Pittsburgh, PA

    Lectures for the PA Humanities Council Speakers Program:
    Contradicting Tradition: Contemporary Art Quilts, presented at: Erie Art Museum, Chester Library, and Newport Arts Council
    Not Just Pretty Pictures: Today's Needlearts, presented at: Lebanon Library and Allentown Art Museum

    Keynote Speaker and gallery talk, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

    Guest Lecturer on work, Lock Haven University; Lock Haven, PA

    Convergence 98 Weaver's Conference, Atlanta, GA:
    Lecture: Humor in Fiber Arts
    Workshop: Creating New Ideas by Unblocking the Ordinary

    Guest Lecturer on Contemporary American Crafts:
    Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Birmingham, England
    Glasgow School of Art; Glasgow, Scotland

    Selected Permanent Collections

    Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
    Bethlehem City Art Collection, Bethlehem, PA
    Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA
    Cardiac Specialists, Center for Advanced Health Care, Allentown, PA
    Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
    Music Department, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
    Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA
    Penn Corp Financial, Durham, NC
    Carolina Power and Light, Raleigh, NC
    Raleigh Orthopedic Clinic, Raleigh, NC
    Bell Northern Research, Research Triangle Park, NC
    First Union National Bank, Raleigh, NC
    St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula, MT
    Triad Center, Salt Lake City, UT
    First Interstate Bank, Salt Lake City, UT
    Eclecon, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT
    American Express, Salt Lake City, UT
    LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA
    Richmond, Virginia Public Schools, VA
    Virginia Art Education Association, VA
    Pittsburgh Plate Glass Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA


    Kent State University, Kent, OH
    MFA, Fiberarts

    Kent State University, Kent, OH
    BS, Art Education