Barbara Wasserman cannot recall a time when she was not creating. Her formal education began at the age of 9 when she attended Saturday morning classes for children at Pratt University in Brooklyn, N.Y. Before she finished college her work was already getting accepted in various juried shows around N.Y.C. The first juror to recognize this talented young artist was Milton Avery at the N.Y. City Center Gallery. She left N.Y. in her twenties to live in Mexico City. She spent almost 20 years there from the late 50’s to the late 70’s. She became part of the Mexican art scene and was one of the artists included in The University Of Austin, Texas permanent collection entitled “Image of Mexico II". Other museums that have her work are The Ft.Lauderdale Museum Of Art , The Boca Raton Museum Of Art, and The Fine Art Museum of Ashville, North Carolina. Included in the many gallery shows she has had are The Alan Stone Gallery in N.Y.C., The Misrachi Gallery in Mexico City, and The Camino Real Gallery in Boca Raton. Some of the notable people who have purchased her work are: Singer, Vicky Carr, Producer, Fred Zimmerman, and one of the past Presidents of Mexico, Lopez Portillo. She currently, calls Boca Raton, Florida home, and was recently married there. She also teaches art classes one day per week at The Boca Raton Museum Of Art. She took part in a group show at The Jewish Museum Of Florida in Miami during Art Basel. While in Mexico, she was invited to do scenery and costumes for a dance group that was part of The University Of Mexico City. The group was called, “ Taller De (Coreografica) De Gloria Contreras Del U.N.A.M". She went on to design costumes and scenery for 3 other pieces.

Education:
New York University - MA Art Education
Hofstra University - BA Art Education
La Esmeralda - Belles Art de Mexico - Engraving Certificate
Pratt Institute - Program for Gifted Child Artists

Professional Teaching Experience:
Boca Raton Museum of Art 1981-present
Armory Art Center 1987-2003
San Miguel De Allende, Mexico 1991-1998
Norton Gallery and Art School 1986

Museums and Notable Collections:
Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Museum of Boca Raton, Boca Raton, Florida
Ashville Museum of Art, Ashville, N. Carolina
Museum of University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Collection of Lopez Portillo (Past President of Mexico)
Collection of Vocky Carr (Singer)
Collection of Fred Zimmerman (Film Producer)
Collection of Sergio Arangones (Illustrator “Mad Magazine")

Special Areas of Interest:
Jewelry Design - Collages 1975-present
Scenery and Costume Design for the “Taller Coreographico"
University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico 1976-1978
Set Designs for the Experimental Theatre, Gov. of Mexico 1975
“La Musa" Edition of 56, Lithography Ltd. - Mexico 1978

Awards:
People’s Choice Awards - Artists of City Link Exhibition 2003
Boca Raton Museum of Art - Professional Artists Guild 1996
Cornell Museum of Art - 3rd Annual Exhibition 1996
The Armory Art Center Annual Figurative Small Works Exhibit 1995
The Cornell Museum 2nd Annual Exhibition 1994
Boca Raton Museum of Art All Florida Show 1985
Boca Raton Museum of Art - Professional Artists Guild 1985
Spring Space 1st Annual Fine Arts Exhibition Award 1984
32nd Annual Open Exhibit - 1st Prize -Boca Center for Arts 1983
Boca Raton Center for the Arts All Florida Show 1980
Norton Gallery Perkins Bailey Memorial 1980
New York City Center, NY 1958
New York National Academy of Design 1958