Born in Duluth, MN (1950) EDUCATION: The Art Students League, NYC (1970);
BFA in Painting, University of MN, MPLS (1972); Whitney Museum ISP Program (1972);
MFA in Painting, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (1974)

 SOLO  EXHIBITIONS: Bas Bleu Gallery, Ft. Collins. CO (2019); Muriel Guepin Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2009); Ezair Gallery, NYC, “Realities of Chance” (2008); Atwood Gallery, St. Cloud State U, MN, “Paintings & Tapestries In Perpetual Motion”(2006); Port Washington Library, NY (2002); Dag Hammarskjold Tower, NYC (2001) Great Neck Center For The Arts, NY (1999); International Visions Gallery, Washington D.C. (1997);Frank Bustamente Gallery, NYC (1993)(1990)(1988); Zona Rosa Gallery, NYC; Resorts Int'l, Atlantic City, NJ (1986); Viridian Gallery, NYC (1985)(1983); Robinson Gallery, NYC (1982); Pleiades Gallery, NYC (1982)(1981)(1980); Nat'l Arts Center, NYC (1979); Atlantic Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (1979)(1977)(1975); Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (1974)​

 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:  (2018) “Small is Beautiful #3,” Alliance Francaise, Dubai; “Butterflies & Blossoms,” “Artist Studio Tour Preview,” Carnegie Center, Ft. Collins, CO; “Color 2018”, “DECO-R,” 3 Square Art Gallery, Ft. Collins, CO; (2015) “Rooted in Abstract Expressionism,” “Art from the Boros III” Denise Bibro Gallery, NYC; “International Prints Festival,” Bergamo, Italy; Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France; Latte Grande Vienna, Austria (Sept. 2015); “The Living Art City: Ur Eleonora Galeria” Szentendre, Hungary (Sept. 2015); (2013) Riverside Library, NYC, "Home & Habitat" ; "Int'l Perspectives 2013," Museum of the Americas, Miami; (2012) The Pen & Brush, Inc., NYC;ARC Gallery, Chicago; Daphne Gallery, Bklyn; (2011) Rush Arts Gallery, NYC; "The Peoples' Choice," The Pen & Brush, Inc., NYC; 310 Art Gallery, Ashville, NC; Callahan Gallery, St. Francis College, Bklyn, NY;(2010) Andrews Art Museum, NC;France Ameriques, Paris, France, “Les Internationales”;(2007) Espace Chatelet-Victoria, Paris, France;Venezuelan Consulate, “Inner Bridges To Outer Scenes”; Salmagundi Art Club, “Feminist Art, The New Wave”; (2005) Galleria Tondinelli, “Int’l Women Artists,” Rome, Italy; Museum of the Americas, “Women In The Arts 2005,” Miami, FL; Maitland Art Center, “Re-visioning,” Maitland, FL; Makor/Steinhardt Center, “Tikkun Olam: To Repair The World,” NYC, Marcus JCC, Atlanta; Williamsburg Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY; Manhattan Borough President’s Office, NYC; (2004) "Int’l Women Artists," Oslo City Hall, Norway; New York Mercantile Exchange, NYC; Gallery 402, NYC; "The Water Show," BWAC, Brooklyn, NY; (2003) Times Sq. Lobby Gallery, NYC; Alliance Francaise, San Francisco, CA; Whitney Museum, NYC, ISP Auction & Benefit; (2002) Artists' Space, NYC, "Night of 1,000 Drawings; Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, Boca Raton, FL; Starr Gallery, Newton, MA; Weil Cornell Medical Library, NYC; (2001) American Jewish Museum of Greater Pittsburgh, PA "Encountering the Second Commandment"; Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY; La Galerie Internationale, Palo Alto, CA; Marin Technology Center, San Rafael, CA; Spears Tower, San Francisco; Viridian Gallery, NYC; (2000) Canajoharie Library and Art Gallery, NY; Korea Gallery, Korean Cultural Center, NYC; Brewster Gallery, NYC; Richart Gallery, NYC; (1999) Salon D'Automne, Paris, France; Alexandria Museum of Art, LA; San Diego Art Institute, CA; Galerie Internationale, Palo Alto, CA; Art Center of Northern New Jersey, New Milford; (1998) Paint Creek Center For The Arts, Rochester, MI; Fort Mason Art Center, San Francisco; Fort Smith Art Center, AR; (1997) Salon D'Automne, Paris, France; Art Space, New Haven, CT; Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY;  New Jersey Center For Visual Arts, Summit, NJ;idgewood Art Institute, NJ; Everarts Gallery, Paris, France; Chautauqua Center For The Arts, NY; Slocumb Gallery, Johnson City, TN; Hill County Arts Foundation, Ingram, TX; Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS; Grants Pass Art Museum, OR; Northwest New Mexico Arts Council, Farmington, NM; Stephen F. Austin State U, Nacogdoches, TX; Art Association of Harrisburg, PA; Lake City Arts Council, CO; Lever House Gallery, NYC; West Side Arts Coalition, NYC; Broome Street Gallery, NYC; (1996) Highland Cultural Center, NY; San Bernardino County Museum, CA; Bechtel Center, Stanford University, CA; Art Institute & Gallery, Salisbury, MD; Fine Arts Museum of Long Island (FAMLI), NY; Florida Museum of Hispanic & Latin American Art, Women In The Arts 1996"; Art Addiction Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden; Akus Gallery, ECSU, CT; Laredo Fine Arts Center, TX; Adler Gallery, Eugene, OR; An Art Place, Chicago; 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA; Cork Gallery, Avery Fisher Hall, NYC; (1994) Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, NY; (1993) Medici Gallery, Philadelphia; (1990) Banco Hispano Americano, Barcelona "New Yorkers in Barcelona";(1989) Nabisco Corporation, NJ; Frank Bustamente Gallery, NYC; (1988) Jain Gallery, NYC; (1986) Abacus Gallery, Denver; (1986) Denver Art Center; (1985) Heatherfield Gallery, NYC; Enthios Gallery, Palm Springs; (1984) Enthios Gallery, Santa Fe; Bromfield Gallery, Boston; (1983) Joy Moos Gallery, Miami; The Arsenal, NYC; (1982) Marymount Manhattan College, NYC; (1982) Judy Caden Gallery, NYC; (1981) Zenith Gallery, Pittsburgh; (1980) Int'l Festival of Women Artists, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum, Copenhagen; (1978) Roko Gallery, NYC; (1977) Grand Illusions Gallery, NYC; Union Carbide Corporation, NYC; (1975) Atlantic Gallery, NYC; (1973) Gallery 91, NYC; (1972) The Whitney Museum, NYC

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY: Marquis Who's Who Of American Women. 21st Edition, 1999-2000; Book Art Press, Ltd. New Art International. New York, 1997, pp. 126-127; Alliance of Women Artists.  International Women Artists. California, 1997, pp. 162-163; Manhattan Arts, Summer 1996, "Artist Showcase, p. 27; Sean Simon, "Barbara Schaefer: Premier post-modern abstractionist," Artspeak, March 1, 1990; Les Krantz. THE NEW YORK ART REVIEW. Chicago: American References, Inc., 1988, pp. 1090, 1120, 1121; Marilu Knodes, "Barbara Schaefer:One-Woman Exhibit at Viridian Gallery", Manhattan Arts, Oct. 1983; Marilyn Mizrahi Faham, "Diverging Statements in Art", Artspeak, Oct. 1983; "A Conversation With Barbara Schaefer," Sunstorm Magazine, Sept. 1983; Salemme, Lucia A. THE COMPLETE BOOK OF PAINTING TECHNIQUES. New York: The Free Press, 1982, pp. 198-200; Mark Aji and Edie Cavalier. CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN ARTISTS. Group W Cable Television, Channel 5, Sept. 13, Oct. 25, 26, 1982. Jacqueline Perelson, "Art Work Sets Tone", Gannett Westchester Newspapers, Feb. 11, 1982. "Artist Schaefer Discusses Work", Co-op City Times, Oct. 9, 1982. William Pellicone, "Exhibition Review", Artspeak, May 21, 1981. William Pellicone, "Exhibition Review", Artspeak, May 8, 1980. Harold Olejarz, "Exhibition Review", Arts Magazine, January, 1980.  "Exhibition Review", Phoenix Newspaper, February 24, 1977. Eileen Blair, "Schaefer At Atlantic", Phoenix Newspaper, June 5, 1975.

COLLECTIONS: Numerous private and public collections including, The American Jewish Museum of Greater Pittsburgh;
​JPMorgan Chase; Citibank; Ladies Home Journal; Museum of the Americas, Miami, FL


Barbara Rae Schaefer