Harriet Forman Barrett


Medium: Oil On Canvas

Dimensions (In INs): 21 x 17

Country: United States of America

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Artist Bio

Harriet Forman Barrett is a full-time artist happily ensconced in the Hudson Valley, New York. The artist has been involved in the arts since the early childhood. Her journey officially began with her graduation from the High School of Music and Art (M&A) in 1965 where she received the Oil Painting Award. At M&A, she further discovered a love of sculpture, and jewelry design in addition to painting before moving on to Pratt Institute for her Bachelor of Fine Arts. At Pratt, she fell in love with jewelry design resulting in her professional career selling her work going on 54 years now. Through each medium, she invokes the power of collective spirituality, the feminine, the empowerment of being, and the careful balance within that. Forman Barrett’s artwork is held in private collections throughout the world. Her work has also been displayed in various locations from the 1960s to present day including at the Young Americans ’69 Museum of Contemporary Crafts Competition and Exhibition that was shown throughout the United States, the World Silver Show in Mexico City in 1973, Monmouth Museum in 1977, the Samuel Dorsky Museum Gallery in 2020, the Hammond Museum from December of 2020 through June of 2021, the American Artists Professional League’s 93rd Grant National Exhibition in 2021, and in Cunneen-Hackett Art Center’s One Woman Show in 2022. She is the Art Society of Kingston (ASK) Board Member 2023.

Exhibitions, Commissions and Collections

  • International Art Group, 2023

  • Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, Poughkeepsie, One Woman Show, Soulful Renditions (In Turbulent Times), May-Jun, 2022

  • Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, Member Exhibitions 2021

  • Art Society Kingston, Gallery Exhibitions, 2020 – 2023

  • Cornell Creative Arts Center, Winter Wonderland Gallery Show, 2021 - 2022

  • American Artists Professional League, 93rd Grand National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club of New York, 2021

  • The Trolley Barn Gallery, Poughkeepsie, Gallery Exhibitions 2020 - 2021

  • Arts Mid Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY 2020 - 2023

  • Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY, shows from December 2020 through June 2021

  • Emerge Gallery, Orange Juiced, Petit, Something Blue 2020-2023

  • Gallery 40, What’s Your Favorite Color?, Memories, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2020 - 2023

  • Womenswork.Art, Shown from Afar: Art during the Pandemic, Poughkeepsie, NY 6/5 - 7/31 2020 - 2023

  • SUNY New Paltz: Samuel Dorsky Museum Gallery, Stay Home, Make Art, 2020

  • ARTBAR, Kingston, NY Mar 2020 – Pandemic

  • Art JuXtapose Gallery, Rosendale, NY, Mar 2020 - Pandemic

  • American Craft Council (ACC) juried Fine Craft Shows in Rhinebeck, NY; Baltimore, MD; San Francisco, CA; Minneapolis, MN; Dallas, TX; 60’s - 90’s

  • Monmouth Museum (NJ), American Handicrafts Competition and Exhibition, 1977

  • World Silver Show, Mexico City, 1973

  • Pratt Institute Manhattan Center (NYC), 1973

  • Young Americans ’69, Museum of Contemporary Crafts Competition and Exhibition shown in NYC and throughout the US

Many gallery shows throughout the years as well as in many private collections with jewelry, paintings, and bronze sculptures. Full listing of Exhibitions, Commissions, and Collections from the 1960’s – today available upon request.

Artist Statement