Barbara Brainard

Extraordinary Professor of Visual Arts

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Office Location
304 Monroe Hall
Mailing Address
Loyola University New Orleans Department of Art
6363 St. Charles Avenue
Campus Box 133
New Orleans, LA 70118
Direct Phone
(504) 861-5468
Fax Number
(504) 861-5457
E-mail Address
bbrainar@loyno.edu
Personal Website
www.bbrainard.com

Degrees

B.F.A., Newcomb College; M.F.A., Tulane University

Short Bio

Barbara Brainard received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Newcomb College, followed by a Master’s in Fine Arts from Tulane University. She also did undergraduate work at Rice University and Marymount Manhattan. She has exhibited her drawings, paintings and mixed media artwork locally, New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, internationally and she enjoys a long standing and on going national reputation.

She was awarded two Pollock/Krasner Foundation grants (2005, 2007), and a Louisiana Division of the Arts Fellowship as well as grants from Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation. Her work has been published in New American Paintings, Louisiana Literature and The New Orleans Review. Her monotypes are archived at the Drawing Center Viewing Program (NYC), the Los Angeles Printmaking Society Members’ Exhibition and ARTNOW at the Contemporary Arts Center (NO). Her work is in the collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art, Rutgers University, Springfield Museum, Austin Peay State, Bloomsburg University and numerous private collections.
She is represented by Cole Pratt Gallery in New Orleans.

Brainard has been on the Visual Arts faculty since 1989 and presently directs the Drawing Area in the Department of Art and Design. She has also taught Expressive Arts Therapy in the School of Music and Freshman Seminar.

Related Links:

Cole Pratt Art Gallery

The Drawing Center

Gambit Article:  An Unanticipated Journey: Monotypes by Barbara Brainard

Courses Taught

  • Drawing I
  • Drawing II
  • Advanced Drawing
  • Express Yourself Through the Arts  (Expressive Arts Therapy)
  • Romantic Decay or Economic Exhaustion: Walking New Orleans 
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