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Barbara Friedman is an artist based in New York City and professor of art at Pace University. She has exhibited widely, with thirty-six solo shows, most recently at Catskill Art Space in Livingston Manor, NY and Hamilton Square in Jersey City in 2017, Buddy Warren Gallery in New York, NY (2016); BCB Art in Hudson, NY (2015); Ober Gallery in Kent, CT (2014); Ethan Petitt Gallery in Brooklyn, NY (2014); the Painting Center (2012); and twice at Michael Steinberg Fine Art in New York, NY (2007, 2009).  Earlier solo exhibitions were at Art Resources Transfer, The Queens Museum, and White Columns (all NYC); Carnegie-Mellon University, Cleveland State University, the Roanoke Museum of Fine Arts, and the Dana Wright Gallery in San Francisco among others.

Reviews of Friedman’s work have appeared in the New York Times, the New York Sun, The Irish Times, Newsday, Art in America, ARTS Magazine, and Artweek. A group of her paintings were selected for the 2007 issue of New American Paintings, and another group for the 2010 issue.




“Six Paintings: #4,” Talking Pictures, Brooklyn, NY, April 2018.

“Strange Bedfellows,” CAS Arts Center, Livingston Manor, NY, 2017.

“An Unreliable Narrator,” (curated by Enrico Gomez), Hamilton Square, Jersey City, NJ, 2017.

“Decollation” Buddy Warren Gallery, New York, NY, 2016

“Big Collars” BCB Art, Hudson, NY, 2015.
Ober Gallery, Kent, CT, 2014.

“Deportraiture,” Ethan Pettit Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2014.

“FACE OFF (Museum Studies),” BCB Art, Hudson, NY, August-September 2013.

“Alpträume,” The Painting Center, New York, NY, April-May 2012.
Window installation, Brunswick Windows, Jersey City, NJ, November-December 2011.

“Head Grid” (painting installation), Governor’s Island Art Fair, New York, NY, fall 2011.
BCB Art, Hudson, NY, August 2010. 

Peter Fingesten Gallery, Pace University, February-March 2010.

Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York, May-June 2009.

Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY, July 2008.

Ober Gallery, Kent, CT, April–June 2008.

Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York, March 2007.

Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY, October 2005.

Paul Sharpe Contemporary Art, New York, June 2005.

Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, May-June 2003.

Art Resources Transfer, New York, September 2002.

Art Resources Transfer, New York, January 2002.

Choate Gallery, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY, November 2001.

Art Resources Transfer, New York, February 2000.

Dietz Gallery, New York, June 1999.

The Painting Center, New York, January 1997.

Hewlett Gallery, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1992.

Roanoke Museum of Fine Arts, Roanoke, VA, 1992.

55 Mercer Street, New York, 1991.

Hollins College Art Gallery, Roanoke, VA, 1990.

Windows on White, New York, 1988.

Phillip Dash Gallery, New York, 1987.

Phillip Dash Gallery, New York, 1986.

Real Art Ways [window installation], Hartford, CT, 1985.

Queens Museum, New York, 1985.

White Columns, New York, 1984.

Art Awareness, Lexington, NY 1984.

Dana Reich Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1983.


“Hauntings” (three-person show: Jillian McDonald, Marigold Santos, and Barbara Friedman), Five Myles, Brooklyn, February, 2020 (forthcoming).

“Unreliable Narrators” (three-person show: Judith Simonian, Melora Griffis, and Barbara Friedman), Sara Nightingale Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY, June 2019

“Two Worlds - Barbara Friedman and John Platt,” Amy Simon Gallery, Westport, CT, November 2017

“From Our Permanent Recollection: Barbara Friedman & Roger Sayre,” Big & Small/Casual Gallery, 
Long Island City, New York, May 2011.

“Barbara Friedman and Elizabeth Kord,” Gallery Ü, Cleveland, OH, October 2003.

“Paintings: Philemona Williamson & Barbara Friedman,” Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY
College at Old Westbury, March-April 2001.

“Robin Holder & Barbara Friedman,” Marymount Manhattan College, New York, fall 1999.

“Barbara Friedman & Mark McCloud,” A.R.E. Gallery, San Francisco, 1982.


“Divine Interventions,” curated by Teri Hackett, Christ Episcopal Church, Sag Harbor, NY, June 2019

“Bungalow,” curated by Elizabeth Enis, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburgh, NY, June 2019  

“About Face: Portraits in Paint and Clay,” curated by Patricia Spergel and Shazzi Thomas, Painting Center, New York, June 2019

“Afflatus,” curated by Amy Hill and Suzanne Unrein, 5-50 Gallery, Long Island City, May-June 2019

“Quirky,” curated by Fran Shalom, Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, May, 2019

“Among Friends/Entre Amigos,” curated by Patricia Fabricant, Alexandra Rutsch Brock, and Beth Dary, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center, New York, NY, May 2019.

“20 x 16,” curated by Geoffrey Young, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, February-March, 2019.

“Play: An Iconography of Sport,” Mueller Gallery at Caldwell University, September/October 2018.

“Among Friends,” 55 Washington Street, Studio 257, Brooklyn, NY, April 2018.

“Introductions 2018” (curated by Enrico Gomez), Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, January/February 2018.

“Edition,” BCB Art, Hudson, NY, March, 2018.“Introductions 2018” (curated by Enrico Gomez), Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, January, 2018.

“The Greatest Show on Earth,” Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, January 2018

“The Moby Dick Project,” Marymount Manhattan College, NYC, November 2017

“Seeking Space 2017,” Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, 2017.

“Group Exhibition: Gallery Artists,” BCB Art, Hudson, NY, 2017.

“Holding it Together” (curated by Teri Hackett), 68 Jay Street, Brooklyn, 2017. 

“Fight or Flight,” The Painting Center, New York, NY, 2017.

“Representing Rainbows,” curated by Lisa Corinne Davis, GP Presents/Gerald Peters Gallery, NYC, 2016. 

“NOMENCoLorATURE,” curated by Paul D’Agostino, Studio 10, Bushwick, NY, 2016. 

“Spring Salon,” Ethan Pettit Gallery, Park Slope, NY, 2016. 

“Through the Rabbit Hole,” Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, NY, 2016. 

“Silhouette,” Callicoon Trading, Callicoon, NY, 2015. 

“Mykonos Biennale: 2015 – Antidote,” Mykonos, Greece, 2015. 

“The Art of Collecting: Works from the Collection of Mary Madden and Greg Glasson,” Buster Levi Gallery, Cold Springs, NY, 2015. 

“Summer Invitational”, Life on Mars, Bushwick, NY, 2015. 

“Thrice Legendary, or Forever Thens,” Centotto, Bushwick, NY, 2015.

“Gone Fishing”, 315 Berry Street, Williamsburg, New York, 2015.

“Making History,” Storefront Ten Eyck, Bushwick, NY, 2015.

“Back in Situ, or Turns,” Centotto, Bushwick, NY, 2014.

“Painting Center Turns 21,” Painting Center, New York, NY 2014.

”Circle the Wagons,” Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 2014, ‘13, ’12, ’11, ’10, ’09, ’08, ’07, ’06. 

“The Dam Show,” Reservoir Art Space, Ridgewood, Queens, 2014.

“Le Show des Amis,” Show Room, Gowanus, NY, 2014.

“Second Family,” 2 Rivington, New York, 2014.

“Dead Ends,” Heliopolis, Brooklyn, 2014.

“Abstract Strategies,” Bespoke Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany, 2014; Galerie Schütte, Essen, 2015.

“Never Mind the Bollocks” – Life on Mars Gallery, Brooklyn, 2014.

“Full House (West) & (East),” 436 Smith, Minneapolis; Ethan Pettit Gallery, Brooklyn, 2014.

“Summer Selections,” Ober Gallery, Kent, CT, 2014.

“The Last Brucennial,” NYC, 2014.

“Têtes,” Storefront Ten Eyck, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, December 2013.

“Beasts & Bodies,” Schema Projects, Brooklyn, NY, 2013.

“Ghosts of the Catskills,” CAS Arts Center, Livingston Manor, NY, August-September 2013.

“The Ghost in You,” Gallery 304, Chelsea, NY, July 2013.

“Working it Out,” The Painting Center, New York, NY, June-July 2013.

“20/20/2013,” Studio10, Bushwick, Brooklyn, February 2013.

“Four Who Paint,” Valentine Gallery, Ridgewood, Queens, September 2012.

“Bushwick Basel,” Starr Space, Bushwick, Brooklyn, June 2012.

“This Land,” BCB Art, Hudson, NY, March-April 2012.

“Mic Check (The Human Mic),” Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, NY, February-March 2012.

“Twin Twin Postcard Edition,” Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn , NY, September-October 2011.

“It’s All Good,” Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, January-February 2011.

“Artists Invite Artists: Small Works Invitational,” Painting Center, New York, December 2010.

“Where There’s Smoke,” Amherst College, Amherst, MA, September-October 2010.

“Vault Series: Portraits,” New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA, June-September 2010.

“9/11-11/9: New York/Berlin,” Galerie am Meer, Berlin, May-June 2010; and Galerie Ruhnke, 
 Potsdam, August-September 2010.

“Group Show,” Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport, CT, June 2010.

“Portraits Today,” Mount Vernon Public Library, Mt. Vernon, NY, April-June 2010.

“Selections,” The Ober Gallery, Kent, CT, May – June 2010.

“Works on Paper,” Big & Small/Casual Gallery, Long Island City, NY, May 2010.

“Overstimulated,” @seaport, New York, NY, April 2010.

“Micro-Whitney Counterweight,” H215 Gallery, New York, NY, March 2010.

“Selections,” BCB Art, Hudson, NY, January-February 2010.

“It’s a Wonderful Tenth,” Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, January-February 2010.

“Twin Twin III,” Big & Small/Casual Gallery, Long Island City, New York, September 2009.

“Winter Selections,” The Ober Gallery, Kent, CT, January – March, 2009.

“Transartlantik: Wuppertal-New York,” Kunst in der Spartakassen, Wuppertal, Feb.-Apr. 2009. 

“Back to the Drawing Board,” Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York, December 2008-January 2009.

“It’s a Wonderful Life,” Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, December 2008 - January 2009.

“Group Show,” Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY, December 2008.

“What’s in a Face?” Salena Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn, October-November 2008.

“Here’s Looking at Us (Portraits of Artists by Artists),” curated by Robin Tewes, Peter Fingesten
Gallery, New York, October-November 2008.

“RISD NYC Alumni Biennial 2008,” Old American Can Factory, Brooklyn, September 2008.

“Peace,” Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 2008.

“The Face,” The ‘Temporary Museum, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 2007-08.

“Seen and Imagined,” Peter Fingesten Gallery, Pace University, New York, 2007.

“Impermanent Collection IV,” The ‘temporary Museum of Painting, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 2007.

“Out Looking In; In Looking Out: Urbanism: New York City,” Painting Center, New York, 2007.

“New Hudson 3,” Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY, 2007.

“War Is Over ‘Again,’” Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 2007.

“Through Our Eyes: New York,” Queens University Cultural Festival, Belfast, UK, 2006.

“Michael Steinberg Fine Art at Scope Hamptons (Featured Artist),” East Hampton, NY, 2006.

“Peace,” Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, December 2005-January 2006.

“Vision Festival X,” Synagogue for the Arts Gallery Space, New York, May – June 2005.

“The Landscape Show,” Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY, January – February 2005.

“Night New York,” Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, 2004.

“Michael Steinberg Fine Art at the Starlight Ballroom,” Miami Beach, 2004.

“The Phantom Limb,” The Unit B Gallery, Chicago, 2004.

“Peace,” Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, 2004.

“Through Our Eyes,” Art in General, New York, 2004.

“25th Anniversary Selections Exhibition,” The Drawing Center, New York, 2002.

“Art 911: A Course in Current Art History,” Paul Sharpe Contemporary Art, New York, 2002. 

“Reactions,” Exit Art, New York, NY, January 2002.

“Artists of the Second District “(IX), Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York, NY, 2002.

“The Figure,” Newhouse Center of Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor, Staten Island, NY, 2000. 

“Radiant Children: Art of the East Village - 1980s,” Cortland Jessup Gallery, New York, 1999.

“Vision Festival,” St. Nicholas of Myra Church, New York, NY, May 1999; Knitting Factory, 
 New York, NY, May 2001.

“Arts in Transit: the M.T.A. Poster Project,” Bank Street School, New York, NY, March 1999; 
 and John F. Kennedy Airport, New York, summer 1997.

“Invitational Group Show,” The Macy Gallery, Valhalla, NY, 1999.

“Motherlode,” Smithtown Township Arts Council, St. James, NY, 1999.

“Updating Ceremonial Objects: A Cup for Miriam,” Nathan D. Rosen Museum, Boca Raton, 1999.

“The Art Showcase 12,” The Bond Market Association, New York, 1999.

Art in Embassies Program, International Exhibition, Official Residence of U.S. Ambassador to
Zimbabwe, Hararé, Zimbabwe, 1998-2000.

“The Figure Revisited, II,” The Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, 1997.

“Bedbugs at Snore Walls,” Four Walls, Brooklyn, NY, May 1997.

“Plastic Fantastic: Toys in Art,” Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, VA 1996-97.

“Other Agendas,” Kingsborough Community College Art Gallery, Brooklyn, 1996.

“Thirty-Fifth Juried Exhibition,” The Parrish Museum, Southampton, NY, 1996.

“The Aljira National 2,” Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ, 1996.

“Styles and Aesthetics,” LaMaMa La Galleria, New York, 1996.

“Instant Visions,” Printed Matter, New York, 1996.

“Self-Identified,” Pulse Art, New York, 1995.

“1920,” Exit Art, New York, 1993.

“Child’s Play,” Art in General, New York, 1993.

“Songs of Retribution,” Richard Anderson Gallery, New York, 1993.

“Postcards from Alphaville,” P.S. 1, New York, 1992-93.

“The Neurotic Art Show,” Artists Space, New York, 1992. 

“The Art of Collage,” The Danville Museum of Fine Arts, Danville, VA, 1992. 

“Group Show,” The Gallery, New York, 1991.

“City Art Show,” Roanoke Museum of Fine Arts, Roanoke, VA, 1991.

“Group Show,” David Anderson Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1990-91.

“First Biennial,” Olin Gallery, Roanoke College, Roanoke, VA, 1990.

“Group Show,” P.S. 122 Gallery, New York, 1990.

“Saga(s),” Carlo Lamagna Gallery, New York, 1989.

“Biology and the Social,” Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York, 1989.

“Ten Printmakers,” Chicago Center for the Print, 1988.

“Classical Myth and Imagery in Contemporary Art,” Queens Museum, 1988.

“Painters Make Sculpture,” Henry Street Settlement, New York, 1988.

“Mural,” The Tunnel, New York, 1988.

“The Cutting Edge in New York,” Dramatis Personae Gallery, New York, 1988.

“Major Works in Small Format,” Lever Meyerson Gallery, New York, 1987.

“Portrait/Self-Portrait,” Artspace, San Francisco, 1987.

“Face to Face,” Hudson Gallery, New York, 1986.

“Group Show,” Essex County College, Newark, NJ, 1986.

“Change of Hearts” [paintings for operetta by Kenneth Koch], Medicine Show, New York, 1985.

“Summer Show,” Phoenix City, New York, 1985.

“Gallery Artists / New Work,” Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, 1985.

“Update 84-85,” White Columns, New York, 1985.

“New Acquisitions,” Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Connecticut, 1985.

“Precious,” Gray Art Gallery, New York University, New York, 1985.

“Realities,” Aljira Arts, Newark, NJ, 1985.

“Illuminations,” Dramatis Personae Gallery, New York, 1985.

“Four Artists,” SoHo Center for Visual Arts, New York, 1984.

“Selections 26,” The Drawing Center, New York, 1984.

“Exposed,” Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York, 1984.

“Extravaganza,” Dramatis Personae Gallery, New York, 1984.

“Racist America,” Dramatis Personae Gallery, New York, 1984.

“East of East Village,” Dramatis Personae Gallery, New York, 1984.

“The Tompkins Square Library Show,” New York, 1984.

“Tuxedo Optional,” Sensory Evolution Gallery, New York, 1984.

“Private Mythologies,” Lower East Side Space, P.S. 122, New York, 1984.

“10 on 8,” Windows on Eight Avenue, New York, 1984.

“Works on Paper,” Christminster Fine Art, New York, 1984.

“Carnival Knowledge (the second coming),” Franklin Furnace, New York, 1984.

“Selections,” Artists Space, New York, 1983.

“Fresh Paint,” Pleiades Gallery, New York, 1983.

“Painting Invitational,” 55 Mercer Street, New York, 1983.

“The N.O. Show,” South of Market Cultural Center Gallery, San Francisco, 1982.

“Two-Person Show,” A.R.E. Gallery, San Francisco, 1982.

“Fashion Moda,” Galerie de la Raza, San Francisco, 1981.

“Juried Alumni Exhibition,” Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 1980.


“Barbara Friedman draws Antiquities at the Athens Airport,” Talking Pictures August 2017

“Barbara Friedman at Hamilton Square,” Anne Russinof, Gallery Travels July 2017

“Barbara Friedman draws Leonhard Hurzlmeir at Rachel Uffner,” Talking Pictures April 2017

“Barbara Friedman draws Kyle Staver at Kent Fine Art,” Talking Pictures October 2016

“Conversation with Barbara Friedman,” Elizabeth Johnson, Figure/Ground June 2016

“CNQ draws Barbara Friedman at Buddy Warren,” Cathy Nan Quinlan, Talking Pictures June 2016

“Barbara Friedman at Buddy Warren Gallery,” Anne Russinof, Gallery Travels: Seen Around Town June 2016

“Studio Visit: Barbara Friedman, After Vasari,” by Paul D’Agostino

“The Other Side of Portraiture,” Thomas Micchelli, Hyperallergic July 2015

“Barbara Friedman on Lisa Yuskavage and ‘Harnessing Shame,’” Painters on Painting January2015.

“Richard Roth Interviews Barbara Friedman,” WGXC (public radio for Greene & Columbia counties).

“New Paintings and Drawings by Barbara Friedman,” September 2013

“Barbara Friedman: Interview,” Painter’s Table: magazine of the painting blogosphere

“Drawings by Barbara Friedman,” Two Coats of Paint March 2013

“Interview with Barbara Friedman,” Mira Gerard, Figure/Ground Communication

“Valentine hearts painting,” Sharon Butler, Two Coats of Paint October 2012
New American Paintings, #86, Boston, Open Studios Press, 2010.

“NBAM exhibits,” David B. Boyce, The Standard-Times, New Bedford, August 5, 2010.

“Pic of the Day,” June 16, 2009

“Wuppertal grüßt New York: In der Stadtsparkasse wurde eine neue Schau eröffnet,” 
Westdeutsche Zeitung, February 7, 2009, p. 23.

Catalogue: Transartlantik: Wuppertal-New York, Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal, Germany, 2009.

Video interview on French television (“13h15” on France-2), November 2, 2008.

“The Art Scene: Barbara Friedman on view at Ober Gallery,” Judith Linscott, The Lakeville
 Journal, The Millerton News, & The Winsted Journal,
 May 8, 2008.

“The Tenuous Universe,” Brooklyn Days blog 4/25/08.

Selected painter, 3/26/07; citation of exhibition at Michael Steinberg Fine Art.

Catalogue: In Passing, Michael Steinberg Fine Art (Essay “Paint, Memory,” by Lilly Wei), 2007.

New American Paintings, #68, Boston, Open Studios Press, 2007.

Catalogue: New Urbanisms, The Painting Center, 2007.

“A Visual Feast to Whet All Appetites,” Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, October 31, 2006.

“Artist’s Road Map Leads to Cleveland,” Marilyn Karfeld, Cleveland Jewish News, June 6, 2003.

Catalogue: The Figure: Another Side of Modernism, Newhouse Center of Contemporary Art, 
Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, 2000.

Manual: Art in General 1992 and 1993, Holly Block, 1994.

“Jean-Luc Godard: Picasso, Marx, Coca-Cola,” J. Hoberman, Arts Magazine, February 1993.

Catalogue: Postcards from Alphaville, Meyer Raphael Rubenstein, Artists Space, 1992.

Catalogue: City Art Show, Artemis, Roanoke, VA, 1991.

“Artemis/City Art Show,” Brian Sieveking, Roanoke Times & World-News, April 28, 1991.

“Roanoke City Art Show,” Jeff DeBell, Roanoke Times & World-News, April 13, 1991.

Art Column, Ann Weinstein, Roanoke Times & World-News, November 18, 1990.

Catalogue: Imagined Worlds: Collaboration in the New Biology, Nancy Cadet, 1989.

Catalogue: Myth and Imagery in Contemporary Art, Barbara C. Matislky, Queens Museum 1988.

“Classic Myths in Postmodern Art,” Carter Ratcliff, Elle, May 1988.

New Drawing in America II, The Drawing Center, 1987.

“The Contemporary Portrait,” Michael Leonard, Artweek, February 14, 1987.

“Barbara Friedman,” Tim Cohrs, Arts Magazine, Summer, 1986.

“The Parameters of Precious,” Aimee Rankin, Art in America, September 1985.

“Update 1984-85,” Grace Glueck, New York Times, June 21, 1985.

“Shaped Canvases and ‘Satellite’ Abstract,” Malcolm Preston, Newsday, June 18 1985.

Catalogue: Update 84-85, White Columns, New York, 1985. 

Catalogue: Precious, An American Cottage Industry of the Eighties, Thomas W. Sokolowski, 
Grey Art Gallery & Study Center, New York University, 1985.

“Art Forms in the East Village,” Theodore F. Wolff, Christian Science Monitor, April 8, 1985.


Nominated for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant 2017. 

Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship, Bogliasco, Italy, November-December 2016. 

Nominated for the Anonymous Was A Woman Award 2014.

Artist-in-Residence, Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Summer Seminar, 2013 & 2014. 

2009 Open Studios Northeastern Competition, Juried Exhibition-in-Print, New American Paintings 86.

Nominated for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant 2008.

2006 Open Studios Northeastern Competition, Juried Exhibition-in-Print, New American Paintings 68.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority “Arts for Transit” [poster project], 1994. 

Curator’s Choice Panel, “Artists Talk on Art,” New York, 1995. 

Residency, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY, July-August 1993. 

Best in Show, Roanoke City Art Show [juried by Lowery Sims], 1991.

Summer Research Grants, Pace University, Summers 1988, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996.

Residency, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Summer 1985.

New York State Council on the Arts Grant [for collaboration with Kenneth Koch], 1985.

Regents Fellowship for Art, University of California at Berkeley, 1982.


Reproductions of paintings: Captures biennial journal (Université du Québec à Montréal),

“Suspicious Literature” issue, November 2018.

Reproduction of painting: Live Mag! 12 (2015): 12.

Reproductions of paintings: The New York Sun weekend edition, June 24-26, 2005.

Painting used in Biological Psychology, Rosenzweig, Leiman, Breedlove, 1996.

Frontispiece, Plato and the Republic, Nickolas Pappas (London: Routledge, 1995).

Paintings reproduced in Journal of the Menninger Foundation (1992, 1995, 1997).

Woodcuts in Alice in Ribbons, poetry by Judith Upjohn (New York: Flockophobic Press, 1991).

Woodcuts used in The New York Times Book Review, February 21, 1988.

“Friedman Solo at Art Awareness,” Ned Bobcoff, Woodstock Times, September 6, 1984.

Catalogue: Selections, Artists Space, Linda Shearer, 1983.

“Balancing Acts that Work,” Thomas Albright, The San Francisco Chronicle, June 19, 1983.


Panelist, E32, 5C Cultural Center, Avenue C, New York, 2010.

Panelist, E32, 5C Cultural Center, Avenue C, New York, 2008.

Curator, Other Agendas, Kingsborough Community College Gallery, Brooklyn, 1996.

Curator, Drawing, The Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson, Hastings, NY, 1996.

Speaker/panelist, “Artists Talk About Art” series, New York, 1995.

Review Board, Art in General, 1994-95.


Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT.

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA.

Franklin Furnace, New York.

Marvin Sackner Collection of Concrete Poetry.

MTV, New York. 

New York Metropolitan Transit Authority, Subway Arts Program.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA.

Yale University, Beinecke Collection, New Haven, CT.


M.F.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1983.

B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design, 1979.

B.A., Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin, 1976.


Professor of Art, Pace University, NY, 1983 - present.

Guest Lectures and Visiting Artist: University of Hawaii (2016), Maryland Institute College of Art (2015), East Los Angeles College (2015), Kyoto Seika University, Japan (2014), Iceland Academy of the Arts (2012), University of South Florida (2011), Fashion Institute of Technology (2009)