Chronology

Residence: Pacifica, California

Born: 1939, San Francisco, California

Education:   San Francisco Art Institute, B.F.A. 1974 & M.F.A. 1976

Studied with Charles B. Johnson, as apprentice sculptor, 1969-1970

 

 

Institutional Collections

Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, California

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California

de Saisset Museum, University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California

di Rosa Preserve: Art & Nature, Napa, California

Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California

Museum of Art & History @ McPherson Center, 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 Sculpture Exhibitions

2016-17  Transmission Gallery, Oakland, California

2016       Smith Andersen Editions, "Nuts & Chews," Palo Alto, California

2015       Studio Gallery, "Plastic Man," San Francisco, California

2015       Mendocino Art Center, Nichols Gallery, Mendocino, California

2014-15  South Dakota Art Museum, "Cast & Crew," Brookings, South Dakota

2014       Loveland Museum, "Cast & Crew," Loveland, Colorado

2014       Loft at Liz's, "Every Sculpture Tells a Story," Los Angeles, California

2013       Skyline College Art Gallery, "Cast & Crew," San Bruno, California

2012       Jazz Heritage Center, Lush Life Gallery, San Francisco, California

2008-09  Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, California

2008-09  Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California

2008       Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, California

2003       Dominican University of California, San Marco Gallery, San Rafael, California

2003       Sierra College, “About the Ark,” Rocklin, California

2002       South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, South Dakota,  “Dames”  (traveling)

2002       University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota, "Dames"

2002       San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Embarcadero Museum Store,         Exhibition window

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

1996       Ebert Gallery, San Francisco, California

1995       Dominican College, San Marco Gallery, San Rafael, California

1995       Coyote Point Museum, San Mateo, California

1992       Claudia Chapline Gallery, "Introductions," Stinson Beach, California

1992       Community College of Southern Nevada, North Las Vegas, Nevada

1991       LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Los Angeles, California

1992       Wilder Gallery, Los Gatos, California

1990       Palo Alto Junior Museum, Palo Alto, California

1990       Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto, California

1990       Daniel Eastland, San Francisco, California

1990       Coastal Arts League Museum, Half Moon Bay, California

 

Selected Group Sculpture Exhibitions

2015-17 Studio Gallery, San Francisco, California
2006     Santa Cruz County Bank, Santa Cruz, California, “Unleased”
2006     Thomas Mann Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, “Martini Squared 2” 2006     Arizona Museum for Youth, Mesa, Arizona, “Purrrfection”
2005     Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California, “Nature as Muse, Selections from the Permanent Collection”
2005     George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco,  “Sculpture”
2005     Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Rosa, California, “Contemporary Expressions, RE-FUSED”,
2003     San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery, Fort Mason, San Francisco, “25th Anniversary Exhibition”
2003     Oakland Museum City Center Sculpture Court, Oakland, California, Pacific Rim Sculpture Group Invitational Exhibition, “Shaping Possibilities”
2003     d.p. Fong Galleries, San Jose, California, “The Narrative Figure”
2002     San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California, “Is the Medium the Message?  Contemporary Art from Permanent Collection”
2002     Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, California, “A Portrait of My Father”
2001     Mesh Gallery, Sebastopol, California, “Trash”
2000     University of California Santa Cruz, Cowell College, Santa Cruz, California, “The New Millennium Readymade, Even”
2000     Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College, Cupertino, California, “Animals” 2000     Koret Gallery, Palo Alto, California, “Environmental Perspectives:  Beauty & the Beast”
1999     University Art Museum, Berkeley, California, “Fragments of the World, From Collage to Readymade”
1999     Zenith Gallery, Washington DC, group humor show
1999     di Rosa Preserve, Napa, California, “Angels & Apparitions: Masque for Millennium”
1998     Arizona Museum for Youth, Mesa, Arizona, "Stable Environment, Art of the Horse"
1998     Melting Point, San Francisco, California, "Ensemble Modern:  Barrish, Forakis, Honig”
1998     d.p. Fong Galleries, San Jose, California, "Toys in Contemporary Art II” 1997-98  Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California, "Hello Again!  A New Wave of Recycled Art & Design"  (traveling)
              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, "L'Chaim:  A Kiddish Cup Invitational" 1996-97    Oakland Museum of California Sculpture Court, "Bay Area Sculptors Group III:  The Figure," Oakland, California
1996    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, "Refound,"  Fort Mason, San Francisco, California
1996    Oakland Museum of California Sculpture Court, Oakland, California "Re-in-CAR-Nation"
1996    State Capitol Conservation Fair, Sacramento, California, Recycled Art Exhibit
1995    Galeria Mesa, Mesa, Arizona, "Reassembly Required"
1995    Contract Design Center, San Francisco, Calif., Pacific Rim Sculpture Group Juried Exhibit
1995    State Capitol Conservation Fair, Sacramento, California, Recycled Art Exhibit
1994-95  Capp Street Project, San Francisco, California"Old Glory, New Story:  Flagging the 21st Century" (traveling)
           Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, California

1994    Works/San Jose, San Jose, California, "Dancing on the Continuum:  Survey of Bay Area Contemporary Sculpture"
1994    Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, California, "Jazz:  JoeSam, George Frayne, Jerry Barrish"
1993    Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, “68th Annual Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition”
1993    Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, "Earth Art”
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    California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, California, "California Small Works"
1992    Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, California, "Found Object as Art"
1992    The University of Arizona, Student Union Gallery, Tucson, Arizona, "Earth Day"
1992    Arizona State University, Memorial Union Fine Arts Lounge, Tempe, Arizona, "Transformations:  Barrish & Grossman"
1992    Modesto Jr. College Art Gallery, Modesto, California, "Wolfe, Norman & Barrish"
1992    Grants Pass Museum of Art, Grants Pass, Oregon, "Barrish & Totman" 1991-1994  Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, California, Miniature Invitationals
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    Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, California, Small Works Annual Juried Exhibition 1990    San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California
1990    Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, California, "Artists & Environmental Crisis"
1989    California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, California, "California Small Works" 1989    The Arts Council of San Mateo County, Belmont, California, "Bay Arts" 1989    San Francisco City Hall Rotunda, San Francisco, California, "The Art of Recycling"  

 

Sculpture Awards
2002    Argus Leader, Sioux Falls, South Dakota,
2002    in Review, High Points:  “Dames” exhibit at South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, South Dakota
2000    Third Place Award,  UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, “The New Millennium Readymade, Even” 
1999    Honorable Mention, Arts on Fire III, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California 1993    Group Show Award, Art Bank, Foster City Art Gallery, Foster City, California
1993    Honorable Mention, Coastal Arts League Annual Juried Competition, Half Moon Bay, California
1989    Award Winner, "California Small Works," California Museum of Art, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, California Selected Lectures, Guest

 

Presentations & Art Related Positions
2006    Eye on the Arts, That Man May See, de Young Museum, San Francisco, California
2006    Lincoln High School Alumni  Wall of Fame, San Francisco, California
2004-present    Artistic Director, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California
2003-05    President, Art Guild of Pacifica, Pacifica, California
2002-05    Appointment to Cultural Arts Commission, Pacifica, California
2002    Guest Lecturer, Art Department, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota
1998    Juror, Coastal Arts League 14th Annual Juried Competition, Half Moon Bay, California
1995    Juror, "New & Reused," San Francisco Women's Gallery, San Francisco 1990    Guest Lecturer, "Art & Artists of San Francisco," San Francisco State University, San Francisco

 

Selected Bibliography - Sculpture
Constantinou, Marianne.  “After career springing others, bondsman sculpts himself a new life.”  San Francisco Chronicle, November 23, 2004, illus.
Roukes, Nicholas.  “Artful Jesters, Innovators of Visual Wit and Humor.”  Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA, 2003, illus.
“Dames.”  Catalogue.  South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, South Dakota, 2002, illus.
Roche, Harry.  “Focus: Jerry Ross Barrish.”  Sculpture Magazine, International Sculpture Center, New Jersey, Vol. 20, No. 4, May 2001, illus.
Shreve, Jenn.  “One Man’s Treasure.”  San Francisco Metropolitan, September 13, 1999.
Roche, Harry.  "Jerry Ross Barrish."  San Francisco Bay Guardian, September 2-8, 1998, illus.
Workman, Bill.  "Picking Up Where Litterers Leave Off."  San Francisco Chronicle Peninsula, March 14, 1997, illus.
Hunter, Chris.  "Finding art in flotsam."  Pacifica Tribune, January 29, 1997, illus. Huston, Johnny Ray.  "Body Parts."  SF Weekly, San Francisco, January 3-9, 1996, illus.
Warner, Sally.  "Making Room for Making Art."  Chicago:  Chicago Review Press, 1994, illus.
Cohn, Terri.  "The Gluers."  Diablo Arts, Walnut Creek, March-May, 1994, illus. Alaks, Kathleen.  "This Art‘s a Real Find."  Daily Courier, Grants Pass, OR, January 9, 1992, illus.
Hunter, Chris.  "Barrish Recycles Trash into Art."  Pacifica Tribune, December 5, 1990, illus.

 

Independent Feature Films
"Shuttlecock" (1989) - World Premiere, Berlin International Film Festival, Forum, Berlin, Germany
"Recent Sorrows" (1984) - World Premiere, San Francisco International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, San Francisco, Caliifornia
"Dan's Motel" (1981) - World Premiere, New Directors/New Films, Lincoln Center, New York, New York

 

Retrospective Film Exhibitions
2007    Schleswig-Holstein-Haus, Schwerin, Germany
2004    Hof International Film Festival, Hof, Bavaria, Germany
2003    Festival Internacional de Cinema da Figueira da Foz, Portugal
2002    South Dakota Art Museum, SD State University,  Brookings, South Dakota 1998    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California
1991    The Museum of Modern Art, Cineprobe, New York City, New York
1990    Roxie Cinema, San Francisco, California
1986    DAAD, Arsenal, Berlin, West Germany    
           Metropolis, Hamburg, West Germany
           German Film Museum, Frankfurt, West Germany
1980    Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society, Half Moon Bay, California
1979    The Cinematheque, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

 

Selected International Film Festivals, Film Exhibitions & Theatrical Releases
2002    University of Minnesota Film Society, “Films with the Filmmaker,” Minneapolis, Minnesota
1998    Berliner Künstlerprogram des DAAD, Arsenal, Berlin, Germany
1992    Third Channel-TV, Munich, Frankfurt and Cologne, Germany
1991    Amerika Haus, Berlin, Germany
           Arsenal, Berlin, Germany
           The Museum of Modern Art, "Film Arts Foundation at Fifteen," New York, NY
           Third Channel-TV, Munich, Frankfurt and Cologne, Germany
1990    Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam, Holland    
           Houston International Film Festival, Houston, Texas    
           Cinequest Film Festival, San Jose, California    
           Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago, Illinois    
           Cannon Art Houses, Rotterdam, The Hague & Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1989    Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin, West Germany    
           Florence Film Festival, Florence, Italy
           Mill Valley Film Festival, Mill Valley, California    
           Film Arts Festival, Film Arts Foundation, San Francisco, California                          Uppsala Film Festival, Uppsala, Sweden    
           Gottingen Film Festival, Gottingen, West Germany
           Fifige Film Festival, Hamburg, West Germany
1987    WNET-TV, "Independent Focus," New York, New York
1985    Munich International Film Festival, Munich, West Germany    
           American Independent Film Festival, Amsterdam, Holland    
           German television in Munich and Cologne, West Germany    
           Antwerp International Film Festival, Antwerp, Belgium
1984    Hof International Film Festival, Hof, West Germany    
           International Film Exhibit, Taipei, Taiwan    
           San Francisco International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, San Francisco 1983    Agee Room at Bleecker Street Cinema, New York    
           "Film in the Cities," Minneapolis, Minnesota    
           Festival International de Cinema, Figueria da Foz, Portugal    
           Lisbon Cinematheque, Lisbon, Portugal    
           Florence Film Festival, Florence, Italy    
           Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam, Holland    
           Festival International du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal, Canada
1982    The Museum of Modern Art, "New Directors/New Films," New York City                  Denver International Film Festival, Denver, Colorado    
           Mill Valley Film Festival, Mill Valley, California    
           Cinemateque, Athens, Greece    
           Hof International Film Festival, Hof, West Germany    
           Pacific Film Archives, "An Evening of Bay Area Film," Berkeley, California 1979    Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland
1978    Midwest Film Conference, Chicago, Illinois
1977    Palo Alto Filmmakers' Guild, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, California            Santa Clara Film Festival, Santa Clara, California
1976    Festival Internationale del Film Sull'arte e di Biografie d'artisti, Asolo, Italy

 

Film Awards & Residency
1990    Foreign Critics' Choice, Rotterdam Internatl. Film Festival, Rotterdam, Holland
1989    Jury's Choice, Cinequest Film Festival, San Jose, California
1986-87    DAAD Residency (Deutscher Akademischer Austanschdienst), Berlin,  Germany
1976    Director's Choice, Sinking Creek Film Celebration, North Carolina
1976    Juror's Award, San Francisco Art Institute Student Exhibition, San Francisco

 

Selected Lectures, Guest Presentations & Art Related Positions
2002    “Films with the Filmmaker,” University of Minnesota Film Society, Minneapolis, MN    
           Guest Lecturer, “Film Narrative,” Department of Film, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
1993    Guest Lecturer, "Film Directing," Department of Film, California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, California
1992    Guest Presenter, "Folklore," Dept of Anthropology, Univ, of California, Berkeley
1990    Guest Lecturer, "Art & Artists of San Francisco," San Francisco State University
1988    Script Consultant to William Farley's "Of Men and Angels"    
           Actor in Jon Jost's "Rembrandt Laughing"
1987    Actor in Wim Wender's "Wings of Desire"
1985    Panel Member, "Independent Filmmaking," Amsterdam, Holland
1977    Judge, Second Annual Palo Alto Film Festival, Palo Alto, California
1975    Cinematographer for Simon Edery's "Eloisa"    
           Cinematographer for George Berg's "Seth," "Ely Ain't My Name," "The Tribe is Broken" and  "Good News"
1974    Lighting Design for George Berg's "Duet in Time"
1973    Opticals for George Berg's "Pit of Lost Souls:  Report of A60817A"

 

Television & Radio Interviews - Film
Wahl, Jan.  "Talkin' Pictures."  San Francisco, BayTV:  interview, August 29, 1998. Knight, Michael.  San Francisco, KNBR Radio:  interview, November 11, 1989. Braitman, Wendy.  "Reel Talk."  San Francisco, KALW radio:  interview, November 5, 1989.
Sullivan, Monica.  Berkeley, KALX Radio:  interview, November 9, 1989.
Steiger, Bonnie.  "Below San Francisco."  San Francisco, Viacom Cablevision:  interview, September 26, 1989.
Naefe, Vivian.  "Hof Film Festival."  Munich, Bavarian television:  interview, October, 1982.
Strauven, Michael.  "Interview from Hof."  Berlin, Berlin television:  interview October, 1982.
Larson, Larry.  "Jerry Barrish, Independent Filmmaker."  San Francisco, Viacom Cablevision:  interview, August, 1979.

 

Selected Bibliography - Film
Hof 38th International Film Festival Catalogue, Hof, Germany, 27-31 October, 2004
Harvey, Dennis.  "Jerry Barrish Retrospective."  San Francisco Bay Guardian, September 2, 1998
Morris, Gary.  "Second Time Around."  SF Weekly, San Francisco, September 2, 1998.
Schmidt, Rick.  "Feature Filmmaking at Used-Car Prices."  New York:  Penguin Books, 1995 (Revised edition)
Dodsworth, Fred.  “Bonding with Barrish.”  The City, San Francisco,  Number 3, 1990.
Petrakis, John.  "Shuttlecock."  New City, Chicago,  March 29, 1990.
Van Bueren, Peter.  "People without a Place."  De Volksrant, Amsterdam,  January 29, 1990.
Winkler, Thomas.  "Like a Hole in the Wall."  AAZ, Berlin, December 15, 1989. Sterneborg, Anke.  "A Look at the Screen:  Shuttlecock."  Tagesspiegel, Berlin, Dec. 14, 1989.
Forst, Achim.  "Sunny Neurosis."  Tip, Berlin, December, 1989.
Schwahlen, Katrin.  "Shuttlecock - Love Without Jealousy."  Zitty, Berlin, December, 1989.
Armstrong, David.  "Back and Forth in Pacifica."  San Francisco Examiner, November 8, 1989.
Stack, Peter.  "Love and Sex at Seashore."  San Francisco Chronicle, November 8, 1989.
Bladen, Barbara.  "Barrish:  the Fellini of Pacifica."  San Mateo Times, November 7, 1989.
Guthmann, Edward.  "Bearish on Barrish."  Datebook:  San Francisco Chronicle,   Nov. 5, 1989.
De Forest, Julie.  "Barrish Enters ‘Mainstream’ with Third Film."  Pacifica Tribune,   Nov. 1, 1989.
Jansen, Peter W.  "Movement of the Curve."  Basler Zeitung, Berlin, March 1, 1989.
Metzner, Jochen.  "Shuttlecock."  Tagesspeigel, Berlin, February 23, 1989. Schnelle, Josef.  "Tonight or Always?."  Kolner Stadtanzeiger, Cologne, February 23, 1989.
Lacher-Remy, Georg.  "Funny Problems."  Journal, Berlin, February 18, 1989. Ranvaud, Don.  "Emotional Rescue."  Journal, Berlin, February 18, 1989.
Maerker, Christa.  "Jerry Barrish."  Internationales Forum Des Jugen Films, Berlin, February, 1989.
Alexander, Georg.  "A European Perspective."  The Off Hollywood Report, Los Angeles, October, 1988.
Ghent, Janet.  "Subtitles Bailed Out Dyslexic Filmmaker."  Oakland Tribune, August 23, 1988.
Stack, Peter.  "A Real ‘San Francisco’ Story."  San Francisco Chronicle, June 21, 1984.
Guthmann, Edward.  "Gay, Straight Relationships."  San Francisco Chronicle, June 17, 1984.
Ellis, Morgan.  "Love Under the Rainbow."  Bay Area Reporter, San Francisco, June 14, 1984.
Doohan, Brian.  "Theme from the Motel."  City Arts Monthly, San Francisco, October, 1982.
Stack, Peter.  "A ‘Little’ Movie That Almost Got Away."  San Francisco Chronicle, May 14, 1982.
Kuttna, Mari.  "Report from Edinburgh."  Film World, Bombay, November, 1979. Ahlgren, Calvin.  "Barrish:  One-Man Show of Hand Crafted Films."  San Francisco Chronicle, September 9, 1979.
Louter, King.  "Barrish the Image Weaver."  The Stanford Daily, Palo Alto, October 13, 1977.