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  • "Bloomstone (Tempest)," mixed media on canvas, 23" x 29", framed 25" x 31"
  • "Bloomstone (First Journey)," mixed media on canvas panel, 48" x 48"
  • "Bloomstone (Tectiform Rising)," mixed media on canvas panel, 48" x 36"
  • "Musterions (With The Leviathans)," mixed media on paper, 30" x 22"
  • "Musterions (A Pyre And Its Shadow)," mixed media on paper, 30" x 22"
  • "Aurora Sapien (Congregating Torches)," mixed media on paper, 30" x 22"
  • "EC (Houses Rise And Fall)," mixed media on paper, 22" x 30"
  • "Genetic Votive," mixed media on paper, 22" x 22"
  • "Ground Swell (A Meeting Of Sorts)," mixed media on paper, 22" x 22"
  • "Bloomstone (Voyager)," mixed media on canvas, 27" x 24"
  • "Ground Swell (Running Tendrils)," mixed media on paper, 22" x 22"

Bio

Authentic expression presenting itself as an inevitable presence: that is the artistic goal for me. And a well-crafted surface is mandatory.
The painter Robert Ryman states it beautifully:
The one quality I look for and I think is in all good painting, is that it has to look as if no struggle was involved. It has to look as if it was the most natural thing – it just happened and you don’t have to think about how it happened. It has to look very easy even though it wasn’t.

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Michael Barringer: Education and Honors

Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1997
Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 1990
Carrboro Arts Center, Carrboro, North Carolina, 1988
BA English, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1987

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Michael Barringer: Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville, NC, 2014
Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA, 2013
Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville, NC, 2012
Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA, 2011
Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2010
David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2009
Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC, 2008
Bluespiral 1 Gallery, Asheville, NC, 2008
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2007
Bluespiral1 Gallery, Asheville, NC, 2007
David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2007
Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2006
Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville, NC, 2005
Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville, NC, 2004
Perry Nicole Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2004
Albers Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2003
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2003
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2002
Albers Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2002
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2000
Albers Gallery, Memphis, TN, 1999
Albers Gallery, Memphis, TN, 1997
McIntosh Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 1996
Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 1995
Albers Gallery, Memphis, TN, 1994
Albers Gallery, Memphis, TN, 1993

Selected Group Exhibitions

New Works, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2017
Holiday Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2016
Gallery Selections, Alan Avery Art Company, Atlanta, GA, 2016
Investigation Of Line, Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville, NC, 2016
Art Papers Art Auction, Atlanta, GA, 2016
Contemporary Abstraction, Besharat Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2016
Besharat Gallery: Abstract Artists Group, Atlanta, GA, 2015
Art Papers Art Auction, Atlanta, GA, 2015
Cumberland Gallery 35th Anniversary Exhibition, Nashville, TN, 2015
Hambidge Center Art Auction, The Goat Farm Arts Center, Atlanta, GA, 2014
Summer Focus: Selected Artists, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2013
Flora And Fauna: An Interpretation Of All Things Living In Nature, Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA, 2012
Commentary: An Exhibition Of Southeastern Artists, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC, 2012
Spotlight, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2012
Healing Works, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, 2012
Best of Atlanta, Besharat Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2012
U8 Invitational, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, British Columbia, 2012
Pryor Fine Art Selections, Gallery Residences, Atlanta, GA, 2012
Atlanta International School Gala Auction, Atlanta, GA, 2012
Rotations, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2012
Inaugural Exhibition, Westside Cultural Arts Center, Atlanta, GA, 2011
Paper Works, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2011
Broadband, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2011
LA Art Show, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2011
Exchange, Tanner Hill Gallery, Chattanooga, TN, 2011
Introductions: Works On Paper, Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA, 2011
Art Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2010
30th Anniversary Exhibition: Selected Artists, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2010
Gibbes Museum Selects: Kiawah Island Home and Art Tour, Charleston, SC, 2010
Onward: Selected Artists from Fay Gold Gallery, Besharat Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2010
Artists From The Collection, Bobbe Gillis Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2010
Art Papers Art Auction, Mason Murer Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2010
Los Angeles Art Show 2010, Los Angeles, CA, 2010
Featured Artist: Project Space, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2010
The Price Is Right, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2009
A Summer Showing of Gallery Artists, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2009
Selected Artists, Fay Gold Gallery, Highlands, NC, 2009
Seeing Red: An Exploration of Media, Somerhill Gallery, Durham, NC, 2009
Paper Goods, A Group Show of Works on Paper, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2008
Art Papers Art Auction, Mason Murer Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2008
Small Packages, Selected Artists, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2008
Art I Love, Selected Artists, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2008
Southern Living Idea House Collection, Lake Oconee, GA, 2008
Crossing Boundaries, Laredo Arts Center, Laredo, TX, 2007
Selected Artists, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY, 2007
The Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY, 2007
Art 212 Contemporary Art Fair, 69th Regiment Armory, New York, NY, 2006
Holiday Selections, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2006
Artists From The Collection, Amy Baber Fine Art, Shreveport, LA, 2006
25th Anniversary Exhibition, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2006
Red, Perry Nicole Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2006
Art Papers Auction, Mason Maurer Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2006
Grand Opening, Gallery Artists, Bentley Projects, Phoenix, AZ, 2005
Summer Salon, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2005
Small Work Salon, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2004
Flow, Suntrust Plaza Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2004
Gallery Selections: Atlanta Biennial, Suntrust Plaza Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2003
Summer Invitational, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC, 2003
Red on Red, Savannah School of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, 2003
The Armory Show, New York, NY, 2003
Art Papers, City Hall East Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2003
Charlotte Latin School Auction, Charlotte, NC, 2003
New Artists, New Works, New Year, Bluespiral1, Asheville, NC, 2002
Art Palmbeach, Palm Beach, FL, 2002
Summer, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2002
Group Show, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2002
Georgia/Alabama Biennial, The Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA, 2001
Small Packages, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2001
Text In Contemporary Southern Art, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2001
Art Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2001
Spotlight on Southern Artists, Trinity School, Atlanta, GA, 2001
Art Papers Auction, Atlanta, GA, 2001
Transitions, Albers Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2001
Cooperstown 62nd National Competition, Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY, 2000
Wax Works, Artwalk at Lenox Square, Atlanta, GA, 2000
Summer Group Show, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2000
Six Squared, Albers Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2000
The September Competition, The Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA, 1999
Summer Group Show, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 1999
Biennial Invitational, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN, 1999
Juxtaposition: Art and Craft and English Antiques, Albers Gallery, Memphis, TN, 1999
Spectrum Auction, Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN, 1999
Fifteen, Albers Gallery, Memphis, TN, 1999
The Atlanta List, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 1998
The Red Clay Survey, The Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL, 1998
Valdosta National Works on Paper X, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA, 1998
Artcare Preview, The Art Institute of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, 1998
Treasures from the Stacks, Albers Gallery, Memphis, TN, 1997
The Spectrum Auction, The Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN, 1997
Exhibition to Benefit Friends of Warner Park, Albers Gallery, Nashville, TN, 1997
Memphis Biennial, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN, 1997
The Painters Group, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 1996
The Jeweled Gift, Albers Gallery, Memphis, TN, 1996
Spectrum Auction, Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN, 1996
Artcare Live Auction, The Swissotel, Atlanta, GA, 1996
Four Salisburians, The Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, NC, 1995
Spectrum Auction, The Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN, 1995
Ten Years, Ten Artists, Albers Gallery, Memphis, TN, 1994
Rutgers National, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ, 1994
The November Show, Hastings Seed Building, Atlanta, GA, 1993
Art With A Southern Drawl, Mobile College, Mobile, AL, 1993
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, GA, 1992
ArtCare, Hotel Nikko, Atlanta, GA, 1992
Lyrics of the Heart, Abstein Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 1992
Cheekwood National Painting Competition, Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, TN, 1991
Spirit Farmer, Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, GA, 1991
Signatures of Excellence, Abstein Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 1991
Small Art, Important Art, Abstein Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 1991
Artists in Georgia, Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA, 1990

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Michael Barringer: Public Collections

Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia
Georgia Power, Georgia
Bressler and Yauger, Georgia
Morgan Keegan, Washington, DC
Boatmen’s Bank, Tennessee
Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Georgia
Saks Fifth Avenue, Georgia
Memphis Cancer Center, Tennessee
Coppertone Products, New Jersey
King and Spalding, Georgia|
Schering-Plough, Tennessee
Alston and Bird, Georgia
Commerce Bank, Georgia
Walt Disney, Florida
Security Fire Protection Company, Inc., Tennessee
Federal Reserve Bank, Missouri
Delta Airlines, Georgia
Ritz Carlton Hotel, Texas
Smith, Seckman, and Reed, Tennessee
The Umstead Hotel, North Carolina
FDX Corporation, Tennessee
UPS Corporation, Georgia
Storage USA, Maryland
Blue Marble Media, Georgia
Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center, North Carolina
IBM Corporation, Georgia
TMW, Georgia
SAS Corporation, North Carolina
First Tennessee, Tennessee
University of Arkansas Medical Center, Arkansas
Tucker Wayne, Inc., Georgia
Olympiad Commission, Georgia
Flaut, Inc., Tennessee
Bank South, Georgia
Independent Bank, Tennessee
Post Properties, Georgia
Warner/Fidelity Investments, Maryland
Base International, Texas
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, North Carolina
PricewaterhouseCoopers, North Carolina
Marriott Mandarin, Florida
Double H Farms, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Westin Peachtree Plaza, Georgia
Darden Restaurant Group, Orlando, Florida
Womble and Carlyle, North Carolina
Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Presidential Suite, Tennessee
Fire Mountain Resort, Highlands, North Carolina
Duke Medical Pavilion, Durham, North Carolina
The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Ohio
J. B. Duke Hotel, Fuqua School Of Business, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

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Michael Barringer: Publications

“Featured Artist,” A Paper Bear Art Journal, online painting directory, May 2011
“Nichols: ‘Exchange’ Artists from Nashville’s Cumberland Gallery,” timesfreepress.com, Feb 2011, Chattanooga, TN
“New Exhibit To Open At Page Bond,” Fan Of The Fan, May, 2010, Richmond, VA
“Drooel: Contemporary Painting From Around The Web,” work featured on April 28, 2010
“Two Artists’ Search for Symbols of Humankind,” The Herald-Sun, January 27, 2008, Durham, NC
“Art Picks,” The Raleigh News and Observer, January 25, 2008, Raleigh, NC
“Michael Barringer at Fay Gold,” ARTnews, September, 2007, New York, NY
“The Pleasure of Perception,” Chautauqua Daily, August 14, 2007, Chautauqua, NY
“Our Critics Picks,” The Nashville Scene, February 9, 2006, Nashville, TN
“Showcase House,” Southern Accents Magazine, Artwork featured in article, July 2005, Asheville, NC
“For Art’s Sake,” Creative Loafing, July 2, 2003, Atlanta, GA
“Summer Reading,” Atlanta Magazine, Artwork featured in article, May 2004, Atlanta, GA
“Winter Edition,” River City Journal, Artwork featured on cover, 2004, Memphis, TN
“A Bountiful New Year,” Asheville Citizen-Times, 2001, Asheville, NC
“What a Wonderful Word,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 31, 2001, Atlanta, GA
“Minding Their Beeswax,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 20, 2000, Atlanta, GA
“Faith in Beauty Powers Masterly Abstract Works,” The Commercial Appeal, November 11, 1999, Memphis, TN

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