Barbara Bloom is a visual artist who received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts in 1972. She lived in Europe for nearly 20 years – first in Holland, and then in Berlin, now she lives and works in New York.
Bloom has presented solo exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2015); The Jewish Museum, New York (2013); Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2008); the International Center of Photography, New York (2008); Dia Art Foundation, New York (2008); Parrish Art Museum, Southampton (2000); the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus (1998); Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (1992); The Serpentine Gallery, London (1990); Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (1990); Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland (1990) and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1985).
Bloom has been honored with a number of grants, including the Visual Arts Grant, Foundation of Contemporary Arts (2016); Visual Artist’s Fellowship, The National Endowment for the Arts (2006); the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (1998); the Wexner Center for the Arts – Artist in Residence Award (1997); The Due Mille Prize at the Aperto of the Venice Biennale (1988) and the DAAD Berlin Artist Fellowship (1986). Bloom was a Visiting Scholar at the Getty Research Center in 2007.
Her works are held in numerous private and public collections including the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; The Art Institute of Chicago; Australian National Gallery, Canberra; International Center of Photography, New York; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; The Jewish Museum, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; MAK, Museum of Applied Art, Vienna; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; MOCA, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Stelelijk Museum, Amsterdam.