Artist Bio: Jared M. Barbick, born in 1976, was raised in Palos Verdes, a picturesque seaside town in Southern California. Educated at both the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and self-taught, Barbick’s work has transversed various mediums and subjects over the years as he moved from Southern California to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and back where he has made a home for the last 10 years in the central valley – Fresno – with his wife and two cats.
About The Work: Today, most of the artist’s works are inspired by environmentalism and conservationism as well as social issue awareness. The works strive to raise awareness and consciousness around the animals who inhabit our world and who share their lives with our own. He is known for creating captivating images that draw the audience in through the remarkable work with animal expressions as illustrated in the work “The Fire” and “Wonderment”. Most recently, his woodblock prints have addressed social/political issues through prints such as “Molding Monsters,” “Morning Commute,” and “Una Nueva Vida Prohibida,” as well as addressing complicated animal rights issues as seen in “Dangers to the North Atlantic Right Whale” and “Unfair Trade”.
2019 Honorable Mention Carnegie Annual Art Showcase. (Turlock, Ca). 2019 Honorable Mention Sorenson Juried Black & White Show (Fresno, Ca) 2018 Honorable Mention Yosemite Western Artists Tri-County Juried Art Show 2018 3rd Place Sorenson Juried Black and White Show (Fresno, Ca) 2017 Best of Show Yosemite Western Artists Tri-County Juried Art Show