About

Professor Barello’s research focuses primarily on body adornment and the resulting construction of meaning through supplements to the body. She is also very interested in objects that speak to ideas of utility and function. Her notions of what is included within the field of jewelry and metalsmithing is a vast and inclusive definition framed by the above ideas. Metalsmithing attracted Professor Barello as a young artist because she felt there was room to explore these ideas without being limited by form, materials, scale or technique.

 

Work

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Academic Department Head and Professor

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico

 

Education

1992  Masters of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

1985  Interdisciplinary B.A. in Studio Art, Anthropology, and Art History

Fairhaven College, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

 

Fellowships/Grants/Awards

2008 Biennial SW 2008, Best in Show, Alternative Media, The Albuquerque Museum, NM

College of Arts and Sciences Dissemination Grant

2007 College of Arts and Science Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award

2006 27th Annual Contemporary Craft Exhibition, Jurors Purchase Award, Mesa, AZ

2004 One of a Kind, Museum of New Mexico Foundation, Santa Fe, NM. Cash award

2001 Crafts National 35, Zoller Gallery, Penn State, University Park, PA. Cash award

Nominated for the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship.

1995 WESTAF/NEA Regional Fellowship for Visual Artists

New Mexico State University, Arts & Sciences Research Center Grants, 2005, 1997, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

1994 Crafts National 28, Zoller Gallery, Penn State, University Park, PA. Cash Award

 

Gallery Representation

Charon Kransen Arts, New York, New York

 

Solo and two-person Exhibitions

2012 Interstitial Spaces: Julia Barello and Beverly Penn, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas

Julia Barello, Wriston Art Center, Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin

2011 Inside Out, New Mexico Arts Centennial Project Space, Santa Fe, NM

2010 Julia Barello and Duncan Johnson, Spheris Gallery, Dartmouth, New Hampshire

2009 glance, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Swarm, Las Cruces Museum of Fine Art, Las Cruces, NM

2008 Profusion + Multiplicity, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas

Swirl Two, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

2007 Swirl, Rubin Art Center, University of El Paso, El Paso, Texas.

2005 New Works by Julia Barello, Zane Bennett Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2004 New Works, JME Gallery, Las Cruces, New Mexico

1995 Julia Barello: Solo Exhibition, Pivoine Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

1993 Julia Barello:  Adornments, Graham Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

 

Group Exhibitions

2014 Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography, Museum of Art and Design, New York (upcoming 2014)

2013 Palm Beach Contemporary, Represented by Charon Kransen Arts, NY

2012 Inquisitive Eyes: El Paso Art 1960 – 2012, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas

Alcove 12.1, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

Body Language: Contemporary Art Jewelry, Wayne Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

The Art of Seduction, Howard College, Columbia, Maryland

The Medical Show, Indiana University Kokomo

Palm Beach Contemporary. Represented by Charon Kransen Arts, New York

2011 Natural Beauty, 2011 Invitational Exhibition, Roswell Museum, Roswell, NM

SOFA West, Represented by Charon Kransen, New York, NY

SOFA NY, Represented by Charon Kransen, New York, NY

ABeDedarian, Facere Gallery, Seattle, Washington.

Palm Beach Contemporary. Represented by Charon Kransen.

2010 Transmutations: Material Reborn, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft; Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington; Gallery Loupe, Montclair, New Jersey

Brooching the Subject: one of a kind, Ogden Museum, Center for Southern Craft & Design, New Orleans, Louisiana

Miami International Art Fair, Miami, Florida. Represented by Charon Kransen, NY

Palm Beach Contemporary, Palm Beach, Florida. Represented by Charon Kransen, NY

SOFA WEST, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Represented by Charon Kransen Arts, New York.

Form and Function, 516Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

2009 Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Palm Beach Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, Florida. Represented by Charon Kransen

SOFA NY, represented by Charon Kransen, New York

SOFA WEST, represented by Charon Kransen, New York

IMEC, (International Metals Exhibition Center), Albuquerque, New Mexico

2008 Elegant Armour, Museum of Art and Design, New York.  Inaugural exhibition

Form and Content in Contemporary Jewelry and Metalwork, Landmark Gallery, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas

Biennial Southwest 2008, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM

SOFA NY, Represented by Charon Kransen

Palm Beach Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, Florida. Represented by Charon Kransen

Art/Industry, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia

Touching Warms the Art, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR

2007 Frippery:  Peculiar Bijoutry or Curiously Adorned, NW Mutual Art Gallery, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the University Art Gallery, NMSU,

Las Cruces, New Mexico; Wisconsin Museum of Art, West Bend, Wisconsin.

Art 5, Regional Invitational Exhibition. University Art Gallery, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM

The Earring Show 2007, Facere International, Seattle, Washington

500 Earrings, Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco, California

2006 The Edges of Grace: Provocative, Uncommon Craft.  Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

Life Insight: The Human Experience, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY

Adornment: The Artful Body, Zane-Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

27th Annual Contemporary Craft Exhibition, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona.

Waterproof Wallet Art, Mary Nohl Gallery, UWM, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Martini Squared, Gallery I/O, New Orleans, LA

Continuum 5(0), Inova, Vogel Hall, UW–Milwaukee, Wisconsin

40th Anniversary Exhibition, MassArt College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts

2006 SOFA Chicago, represented by Zane-Bennett Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2005 New Works by Julia Barello.  Zane-Bennett Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Collections, Elise Mankes Studio, Marblehead, Massachusetts

SOFA NY, Mobilia Gallery, New York, NY

Blue, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Materials Hard and Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas

21st Annual National Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition, Barrett Arts Center, Poughkeepsie, New York

2004 New Works,  JME Gallery, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Sculptural Jewelry, SOFA Chicago 2004, Mobilia Gallery. Chicago, Illinois

One of a Kind, Museum of New Mexico Foundation, Santa Fe, New Mexico

26th Annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, Arizona

2003 Corporal Identity-Body Language, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, NY

and Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Museum of Applied Arts, Frankfurt, Germany

Charmed Lives: Narratives of Personal Wisdom.  Facere Art Jewelry Gallery, Seattle, WA

2002 Display Use Only, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, Washington

Wearable Art, JME Studio, Las Cruces, New Mexico

A Creative legacy:  A History of the NEA Visual Artists’ Fellowship Program, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC

Second Nature, Adair Margo Gallery, El Paso, Texas

Group Exhibition, Glen Cutter Gallery, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Counterpoint , El Paso, Texas

2001 Jewelry as an Object of Installation, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

SOFA Chicago 2001 (Sculptural Objects, Functional Art) Mobilia Gallery

Crafts National 35, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, University Park, PA

Links, Group Exhibition, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Common Threads: A Journey to Healing, Glenn Cutter Gallery, Las Cruces, NM

Contemporary Metalsmiths, Gardiner Art Gallery, Oklahoma State University,

Stillwater, Oklahoma

The Island Within Us, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan

2000 Structure, Symbol & Substance:  The Power of Jewelry, Cambridge, MA

Missing Link, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Glass/Metal Connection, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington

1999 Refocus 2, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas

Craftforms 99, Wayne Art Center, Wayne Pennsylvania.  

EIP: Metalsmith Sculpture, Metalsmith Magazine. Volume 19 No. 4, Fall 1999

Group Exhibition, Penland School for Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

1998 1998 Phoenix Triennial, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

Group Exhibition, Adair Margo Gallery, El Paso, Texas

New Mexican Jewelry Today: Testament to Diversity, Millicent Rogers Museum of Northern New Mexico, Taos, New Mexico

On Your Mark25th Anniversary Exhibition, Artemesia Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1997 Metalspeaks: The Unexpected, San Francisco Craft & Folk Art Museum, Fort Mason,

San Francisco, California

Jewels, University Art Gallery, University of Texas at El Paso

The Medicine Show, Houston Center For Photography, Houston, Texas

1996 Signals: Late Twentieth-Century American Jewelry, Cranbrook Art Museum,

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Parsons School of Design, NY; and Musee des Arts Decoratif de Montreal, Canada

Corpus Cartographia, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art Museum, Vogel Hall, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Revelations: New Jewellery by Members of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (North American Tittle) and American Revelations: New Jewellery by Members of SNAG (UK Title) Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, England.  Two year traveling exhibition in UK/USA.  9 venues

Crafts National 30, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

MetalsPlus Collett Gallery, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah

Chain Gang , Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia; Joanne Rapp Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona; Charles Wustum Museum, Racine, Wisconsin; Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO; Gallery I/O, New Orleans, LA

1995 Schmuckszene ’95 Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany

Julia Barello: Solo Exhibition, Pivoine Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Exhibition in Print Group Show, SOFA Chicago 1995, Chicago, IL

The Idea of the Icon: Traditional & Contemporary Retablos & Shrines, University Art Gallery, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Self-Portraits, Women’s Caucus for the Arts, NM Chapter, The Branigan Cultural Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico

ArtsHop, University Library, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Arte Del Camino Real, The Adobe Patio Gallery, Las Cruces, NM

1994 Currents ’94, Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Crafts National 28, Zoller Gallery, University Park, Pennsylvania

Exhibition in Print, Metalsmith Magazine, fall issue 1994

Emphasis: Sculpture, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Curators Choice:  Southern New Mexico Artists, Governor’s Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Annual  Art & Craft Exhibition, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, Wyoming

Lakefront Festival of the Arts, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Isle Royale Artist in Residence Exhibition, Suomi College Finnish-American Heritage

Center, Hancock, Michigan

1993 Julia Barello:  Adornments, Graham Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Interior Dialogues, School of Visual Arts, New York.  Exhibition at “Montage 93: International Festival of the Image,” Rochester, NY

The Year of American Craft, Joanne Rapp Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

NM ’93, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Vessels, Lane College, Eugene, Oregon

Botanics, Gallery 10, Rockford, Illinois

Isle Royale Artist in Residence Exhibition, Suomi Heritage Center, Hancock, MI

1st Annual Craft Exhibit, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, Wyoming

1992 JMKAC 25th Anniversary Silver Exhibition, John Michael Kohler Arts Center,

Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Metals Now.  Downey Museum of Art, Downey, California

The Annual Lysistrata Award Exhibition, Wisconsin Women in the Arts, Waterstreet Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1992 Materials: Hard and Soft.  Center for the Visual Arts, Greater Denton Arts

Council, Denton, Texas

Jewelry Invitational, Adair Margo Gallery, El Paso, Texas

Society of North American Goldsmiths Student Slide Show, SNAG Annual Conference, Providence, Rhode Island

MFA Thesis Exhibition, The Fine Arts Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

1991 Perspectives From the Rim – The Next Generation.  University of Washington, Seattle.

Metals Expressions  II.   Appalachian Center for Crafts and National Ornamental Metal

Museum, Memphis, Tennessee

Inner Meanings.   Galeria Mesa, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona

1991 Wisconsin Artists Biennial.  Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University,

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Expressions and Commentary.  Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin, and

Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Ideas/Images, Cudahy Gallery of Wisconsin Art.  Milwaukee Art Museum

Mastery of Materials.  Milwaukee Art Museum, Cudahy Gallery of Wisconsin Art, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

WP&S Members Show. Campus Center Gallery, Carroll College, Waukesha Wisconsin

1990 Bright Visions:  The Making of Myths.  The Rahr-West Museum, Manitowoc, WI and

The Charles Allis Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Selected Visions.  Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Public Collections

2008 Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon (educational collection)

2006 Museum of Art and Design, New York

2005 Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona

1991 Isle Royale Natural History Museum, Houghton, Michigan

 

Select Private Collections

Boston Children’s Hospital

University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio

North Shore Jewish Hospital, Long Island, NY

BioMarin, San Rafael, California

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH

Isha Babel, Colorado

Natasha Beery and Sandy McCoy, Berkeley, CA

Anne and Sam Davis, El Paso, Texas

Karen Lorene, Seattle, Washington

Heather Malcolm, Seattle, Washington

Rachelle Thiewes, El Paso, Texas

 

Publications 

Wider, Susan. “Critical Reflections.” Santa Fe’s Monthly Magazine. 2012: 50.

Weidman, Paul. “HIGH Fives.” Pastiemplo. March, 16, 2012: 32-34

Fauntleroy, Gussie. “epluribus X-ray.” American Craft. 2012: 30-31

Gerstheimer, Christian. Desert Modern and Beyond: El Paso Art 1960-2012. Taylor Publishing,

Dallas, TX 2012.

Finesse, Beppe, Ultrabody: 208 works between Art and Design, Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Italy.

Corraini Edizioni. 2012

Tempest Williams, Terry, When Women Were Birds: Fifty-Four Variations on Voice, Sarah Crichton

Books, 2012

LeVan, Martha. Lark Studio Series: Earrings, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing, New York. 2011

LeVan, Martha. 21st Century Jewelry: The Best of the 500. Lark Books, Sterling Publishing, New

York. 2011

Mosely, Kim. “Art Palm Beach,” Florida Design’s Palm Beach, the Island. Vol. 3, No. 2 (2011): 85

Mindy Pantiel, “ Capturing Vail,” Luxe: Interiors + Exteriors,”  Volume 8, Issue 3, Summer 2010

Patricia Harris and David Lyon, “From Amulet to Tumor: the Jewelry of Disease,” Metalsmith

 Volume 30, No. 3, 2010

Susan Langenhennig, “Talking Points” Times Picayune, New Orleans, Louisiana.  April 19, 2010.

Nancy Worssam, “Mind Blowing Baubles,” The Seattle Times, Saturday, May 1, 2010.

Alex Hanson, “New Show at Spheris is a Study in Contrasts,” Valley News, Lebanon, NH.

February 2010

Collins, Tom, “Julia Barello,” ARTnews. 180, No. 11, (Dec 2009): 114.

Brown, Melissa. “X-Ray Visionary,” Flower Magazine. Fall 2009: 6, 32-33

Buehler, Jake. “X-Ray Expression,” the American Society of Radiologic Technologists Scanner,

April/May 2009. Vol 41, No 4, 36-38.

500 Plastic Jewelry Designs: A Groundbreaking Survey of a Modern Material, ed. Le Van,

Marthe. Lark Books, Sterling Publishing, New York, 2009

“Peculiar Bijoutery or Curiously Adorned,” (exhibition catalog) Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewelers 2008, ed Andy Lim, Darling Publications,

Cologne, Germany, 2009

ArtsHouston, Issue 86, June 2008. Frontispiece and pages 20-22

S. Derrickson Moore, “Top Regional Artists at NMSU,” LC Sun News, NM. Aug 24, 2007

Mary-Liz Shaw, “Flipping over Frippery,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI,

July 26, 2007

Frippery: Peculiar Bijouterie or Curiously Adorned, Exhibition brochure, Northwest Mutual Art Gallery, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI and UAG, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM

Kate Bonansinga, Julia Barello:  Swirl.  Rubin Art Center, University of El Paso, El Paso, Texas (exhibition catalog)

Shane Wiggs, “Now Showing at the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center” Newspapertree.com.  Posted May 29, 2007

Dan Lambert, “Artist Spotlight:  Julia Barello,” What’s Up, May 2-9, 2007, El Paso, Texas

“Swirl Opens,” El Paso Times, Sunday, May 13, 2007.

Suzanne Ramljak, “Collection of Rachelle Thiewes,” Metalsmith Magazine, Volume 27, Number 1, Winter 2007

Marthe Le Van, ed. 500 Earrings, An Inspiring Collection of Extraordinary Designs. Lark Books, NC, 2006.  Juror:  Alan Revere

Fuller Museum, “Edges of Grace: Provocative, Uncommon Craft.”  Brockton, MA 2006

Lucinda Breeding,  “Going, Going…”  Denton, Texas, March 23, 2006

Lucinda Breeding, , “Another Look at “Materials.”  Denton-Record- Chronicle, Denton, Texas,

March 12, 2006

Marthe Le Van, ed.  500 Bracelets:  An Inspiring Collection of Extraordinary Designs. Lark Books, North Carolina, 2005.  Juror:  Charon Kransen

Corporal Identity – Body Language, museum fur angewandte kunst, franfurt, Museum of Arts

and Design, NY, and  Klingspor Museum, Offenbach, Germany  2003

Stephanie Taylor, “Second Nature,” Adair Margo Gallery, El Paso Texas.  Metalsmith Magazine

Volume 22, Number 5, Fall 2002

Bob Root and Jill Burkland, The Island Within Us: Isle Royale Artists in Residence, 2000

Christine Clark and Jane Kyle curators, “1999 Exhibition in Print: Metalsmith Sculpture.”

Metalsmith Magazine, Volume 19, Number 4, Fall 1999

Lina L. Raiteri, “Revelations:  New Jewelry By Members of the North American Society of

Goldsmiths,”  Metalsmith, Volume 19, Number 1.  Winter 1999

Margo Mensing,Signals:  Late Twentieth-Century American Jewelry,”  Metalsmith, Volume 18,

Number 1, Winter 1998

Michel Ann Carley,  “Reluctant bodies: An Interior View – Julia Barello,” Metalsmith, Volume 17,

Number 3, Summer 1997

Glenn Mannisto, Signals: The Body as the ultimate medium of worldly exchange,” American 

Craft, April/May 1997

Cory Dugan, “Metal Winners:  The value is in the art at the Ornamental Metal Museum’s

jewelry exhibition.”  The Memphis Flyer.  December 4 – 10, 1997

Lucy Lippard and Rina Swentzell, Parallaxis:  Fifty-five Points To View, Western States Arts

Federation, Denver, Colorado, 1996

Ralph Turner, “American Revelations,” Crafts: Decorative and Applied Arts Magazine, London:

England, No. 141, July/August 1996

“Barello Reflects on Body as Seen in Medicine and Art,” The China Post, Taipei: Taiwan,

Thursday, November 9, 1995

David Staton, “Julia Barello: Adornments,” Metalsmith – The Journal of the Society of North

 American Goldsmiths, Spring 1994, Volume 14, No. 2

David Sorsoli,  “The Art Gallery as Metal Detector,” The Oregonian, Portland,  3/25/94

Richard Herbert, “Julia Barello’s Adornments” exhibition review.  The – Santa Fe’s Monthly

  Magazine of the Arts.  January/February 1994

“International Show picks NMSU Artist,” El Paso Times.  June 17, 1993

“Artist Earns Exhibition Spot,” Las Cruces Sun-News.  July 1, 1993

Isle Royale Reflections, PBS documentary on Artist in Residency Program on Isle Royale, Lake Superior, Michigan.  Aired in the Great Lake states in August 1992

James B. Nelson, “Cabin is summer home to visiting artists,” The Milwaukee Journal,

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 4, 1991

Jeff Worman, “Women and Art,” Shepherd Express, Milwaukee, WI.  March 7, 1991

Michel Carley  “1991 Wisconsin Artists Biennial,” Art Muscle, Milwaukee, WI.  July 15, 1991

Susan Burak, “Exploring the Nature of Things,” The Daily Mining Gazette, Houghton, Michigan.

August 23, 1991

 

Professional Lectures and Publications

2012 Artist Lecture, Glassel School of Art, Houston, Texas

Artist Lecture, Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin

2011 Artist Lecture, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

2010 Panel participation, Women and Craft, 516Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2008 Artist Lecture, Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Biennial Southwest 08

Gallery Talk, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, Texas

Artist Lecture, Texas State University, San Marcos Texas

2007 Artist Lecture, Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center, University of El Paso, Texas.

Artist workshop, University of Texas at El Paso

Artist Lecture, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

2004 Workshop on nylon/Plexiglas dyeing, University of Texas at El Paso

2003 Artist Lecture, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY

2002 Artist Lecture, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

1999 Artist Lecture Series Refocus 2: Julia Barello, El Paso Museum, El Paso, Texas

1997 Artists on the Body:  Julia BarelloSubject to Desire: Refiguring the Body, State University of New York – New Paltz, New York

1997 Interior Examinations, Julia BarelloArtist Lecture, University of Texas at El Paso

1994      Julia Barello, “Celebrating a New Metals Order”  Metalsmith – The Journal of the Society of  North American Goldsmiths.  Winter1994. Vol. 14, No. 1