Deborah Barlow grew up in California and moved to New York City in the 1970s. She had her first solo show in Manhattan in 1977. Since then she has exhibited her work in hundreds of venues throughout the US and Europe. She has been featured in over 50 solo shows including two museum exhibits. Now based in the Boston area, she also writes about art, artists and creativity, much of it available on her publishing site, Slow Muse. Her work is included in a number of private, corporate and institutional collections.
"Here is a painter…dedicated to notions of process and technique. Her disregard for pat formalism and her easy embrace of a murky abstraction gives the work a soulful, sympathetic sensibility that is rare to find in such an obsessive technician…One risks confounding the senses even before peeling back the first layer of brusque sensuality that clings to the surface of her paintings." Art News
Writings about art, creativity and contemporary culture at Slow Muse
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