Barbara Carrasco


Dolores, 2002
©2002, Barbara Carrasco
Silkscreen print
Edition:  100 (AP available only)

Barbara Carrasco is an artist and muralist who has created numerous works which have been exhibited throughout the U.S., Europe and Latin America: The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (1996); Armand Hammer Museum (1995,1999); Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art (1988); Museo del Chopo, Mexico (1984); and The Mexican Museum (1992). Her work has been featured in numerous publications: Los Angeles Times, New York Times; USA Today; Artforum; Boston Globe, New England Journal; High Performance and Flashart.

She received her M.F.A. in Art from California Institute of the Arts (1991) and her B.F.A. in Art from UCLA (1978). Carrasco created numerous banners for the United Farm Workers (1976-1991). She was invited to the former USSR to paint murals in Leningrad and Armenia (1985 and 1987). Carrasco created computer animation PETICIDES! for the Spectacolor Lightboard at Times Square in New York(1989).

She has been awarded several grants: Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Window Grant for Literature(1990); LACE/Rockefeller Foundation/Andy Warhol Foundation/NEA, Artists Projects Grant (1992); J. Paul Getty Fund for the Visual Arts. Visual Artist Fellowship/Painting (1988); COLA award from the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department (2000).

Her original mural sketches and drawings are reposited in the Permanent Collection of Works on Paper at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C.(1989). Documentation of her mural work is archived in the California Murals Collection at the Smithsonian Institution (1983). A permanent collection of her papers has been established and archived at Stanford University Special Collections Mexican American Manuscriprt Collections (1996). Her oral history is archived at the Archives of American Art, Smitsonian Institiution (1999)

Carrasco was appointed the 2002-2003 UC Regents Professor for the Spring Quarter at UC Riverside. Carrasco currently serves as a board member for the Dolores Huerta Foundation.

Barbara Carrasco Oral History

Dolores, 1999
©1999, Barbara Carrasco
co-signed by Dolores Huerta
Pigment print
Edition:  50
Limited availablity!
Primas, 2001
©2001, Barbara Carrasco
Silkscreen print
Edition:  62
Negativity Attracts, 1990
©1990, Barbara Carrasco
Silkscreen print
Edition:  62



Barbara Carrasco
P.O. Box 1007
Culver City, CA 90232
United States