Barry Nemett is Professor of Drawing & Painting at Maryland Institute College of Art and served as chair of the Painting Department for 25 years. He studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, received his BFA at Pratt Institute and his MFA at Yale University. His awards include The Hugh Fraser Foundation, Ford Foundation Grant, MICA Trustee Grant for Excellence in Teaching, Maryland State Arts Council Individual Fellowship Grant, ITT International Travel Fellowship/Fulbright Hays Grant, Ely Harwood Schless Award for Excellence in Drawing and Painting at Yale University, Faculty Enrichment Grant, and the Berkeley T. Rulon Miller Award. Prof. Nemett has curated numerous traveling exhibitions, and has exhibited his own work at the National Academy Museum, Museum of Art, Rochefort-en-Terre, France, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan, Baltimore Museum of Art, Delaware Museum of Art, Institute of International Education, Washington County Museum of Art, Andre Zarre Gallery, Atlanta College of Art, Goucher College, Indiana University, Loyola College, New Jersey State Museum, University of North Carolina, Pratt Institute, St. John's University, University of Maryland, University of New Hampshire, University of Pennsylvania, Wellesley College, College of William and Mary, and Yale University.

Nemett's publications include: Images, Objects, and Ideas: Viewing the Visual Arts, (McGraw-Hill, 1992) and Crooked Tracks (novel, 2006). He is a frequent contributor to Hyperallergic and has published articles in artcritical, Painters on Painting, Arts Magazine, Museum & Arts: Washington, New Art Examiner, Washington Review, Baltimore magazine, Forays Review, and many artist catalogue essays. Nemett has been a Visiting Artist at Chatauqua Institute, Chicago Art Institute, Delaware College of Art and Design, Haverford College, Johns Hopkins University, New York Studio School, Ontario College of Art and Design, Pratt Institute, Princeton University, Rhode Island School of Design, Salisbury State University, Swain School of Design, Swarthmore College, University of Maryland, Wellesley College, and Woodmere Museum of Art and has been Artist in Residence at Alfred and Trafford Klots Residency Program, Rochefort-en-Terre, France, Bates College, Glasgow School of Art, Keisho Art Association (Japan), Studio Art Centers International Florence, and Summer Scholarship Program, Scotland.

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