Full-time studio artist since the mid-70's. Currently working in 2-D mixed
media painting, mixed media collage, and 3-D mixed media assemblages.
Selected Exhibitions and Awards
2007 Flights Of Fancy: Postage Stamps, Clothing, And A Little Imagination , solo,
Tucson International Airport
2007 Off The Wall, Translations Gallery, Denver CO
2007 Nothing New: Fiber Art From Recycled Materials, Textile Center, Minneapolis MN
2007 Textures, solo, Tucson International Airport, Main Gallery
2006 Cultural Compositions, solo, Clarke & Clarke Art & Artifacts, Scottsdale AZ
2006 Paintings From The Antiquities Series: Barbara Brandel, solo, ABA Gallery, Alliance Bank of AZ, Tucson
2006 Taking A Stand: Voices In Fiber, invitational, Translations Gallery, Denver CO
2006 Scope, 4 person show, Platform Gallery, Tucson AZ
2006 Juror's Award , Changing The World, One Thread At A Time, Tubac Center of
the Arts, Tubac AZ
2005 Textile Works: Barbara Brandel, solo, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler AZ
2005 Magnificent Extravagance: Artists and Opulence, invitational, Racine Art Museum, Racine WI
2004 Entwined: Contemporary Fiber Art, juried, Shemer Art Center, Phoenix AZ
2004 Special Interests: The Art Of Politics, invitational, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose CA
2004 The Life Of Things, 4 person show, Yavapai College Art Gallery, Prescott, AZ
2004 Earliest Themes: Latest Works, 3 person show, Dinnerware Contemporary Arts, Tucson AZ
2003 Planting, Potting & Pruning: Artists & The Cultivated Landscape, invitational, Racine Art Museum, WI
2003 In Stitches: Humor In Contemporary Fiber Art, invitational, Visual Arts Cntr, Denton TX
2003 coordinated exhibition: War: Artists Express Their Views, The Drawing Studio, Tucson AZ
2002 Going To The Dogs: Man's Best Friend As Seen By Artists, invitational, Racine
Art Museum, WI
2002 In The Spotlight, 2 person show, Phoenix Cntr for the Arts, Phoenix AZ
2001 Once Upon A Time: Artists Examine Fairy Tales, Legends & Myth, invitational, Racine Art Museum, WI
1999 Fiberart International, juried, Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh PA
1998 Barbara Brandel: Fiber Art – To Wear Or Not To Wear, solo, Flagstaff/Coconino CO Library, Flagstaff AZ
1997 ARTWEAR: Barbara Brandel's Tapestry Jackets With Contemporary Jewelry by AZ Artists, Tohono Chul Park Gallery, Tucson AZ
1997 2nd Place Mutterer Award, Arizona Biennial, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson AZ
1995 Artist's Fellowship Grant, Tucson Pima Arts Council
1995 Sampler Art, traveling exhibition curated by Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge MA
1993 Every Object Tells A Story: Narrative Craft, invitational, Nelson Art Center, ASU, Tempe AZ
1993 1st Place, Mutterer Award, Arizona Biennial '93, Tucson Museum of Art,
1990 Barbara Brandel: Wearing My Art On My Sleeve, solo, Mobilia Gallery,
1988 Arizona Biennial 1988, juried, Tucson Museum of Art
1981 Arizona Crafts '81, Tucson Museum of Art
1974 1st Prize, Fibers '74, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale AZ
2007 KUAT–TV. “AZ Illustrated” feature Art Scene interview with Sooyeon Lee, Nov 20
2006 Tucson Weekly. “Fruit Of The Loom”. Review, Margaret Regan. Vol. 23, no.26,
p.34, Aug 24.
2005 Phoenix Home & Garden. “2005 Emerging Artists: Profiles of Eight Rising Stars”, Jennifer Cushman. Vol.25, no.6, p.126-7, March.
2005 The Desert Leaf. “The 25-Year Detour”. Feature, Karen Nystedt. L'Art Pour L'Art, vol.19, no.1, p.72-3, Jan.
2004 Fiberarts Design Book 7. Lark Books. New York. Sterling Publications Co. P.196
2003 Surface Design Journal. “Exposure”. Vol.27, no.3, p.54. Spring.
2002 Tucson Home. “Uncommon Thread”. Feature, Margaret Regan. P.20-25, Fall.
Tucson Citizen. “Art To Wear”. Feature,
Barbara Russi Sarnataro. Living, p.1C, 6C, Sept 22.
1995 Fiberarts. “Sampler Art: Old Form Gives Inspiration For New Works”. Review, Patricia Harris & David Lyon. Vol.22, no.3, p.44-8, Nov-Dec.
1995 Fiberarts Design Book Five. Lark Books. New York. Sterling Publishing Co. P.60.
1995 The Tucson Weekly. “Collage: Woman Of The Cloth”, interview, Margaret Regan. Vol.12, no.19, p.28, July 20.
1994 Tucson Guide Quarterly. “Carried Away With Cloth And Creativity”. Feature, Margaret Regan. Vol.12, no.1, p.96-101. Spring
1993 American Craft. “Portfolio”. Vol.53, no.6, p.55, Dec'93/Jan'94.
1993 The Tucson Weekly. “Probing Boundaries”. Review, Margaret Regan. P.40, April 29.
1992 KUAT – TV. Arizona Illustrated. “Art Spot” interview with Michael Boyle, April 14.
1990 Ornament. “Barbara Brandel's Autobiobraphical Visions”. Feature, Barbara Hamaker. Vol.14, no.1, p.38-41, Fall.
Racine Art Museum, Racine WI; Tucson Country Club, Tucson AZ