Rafael Barrios

1947Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
1963                 Drawing and Art classes, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela
1970Honored College Degree, Art Mention, Ashbury College, Otawa, Canada
1972 Art Director for UNESCO
1973Honored Bachelor Degree in Art, Communication and Design, Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Canada
Art Director for the project The Toronto Idea, Toronto Architects Association, Canada
1974-1977 Advertising and 3D Design, Instituto de Diseño Newmann, Caracas, Venezuela
1982                Master Degree, Art and Existential Philosophy, New York University, USA
Conference: The thin line between Art and Design, New York University, USA
1992 Seminar Fuentes y Obstrucciones al Arte, Instituto de Estudios Avanzados (IDEA), Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela
Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2014Rafael Barrios Virtual Levitations, Bel Air Fine Art Gallery, Saint-Tropez, Frankreich
2013Insondable, Galerie Rauchfeld, Paris, France Unfathomable, Art Sawa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Unfathomable, Art Sawa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2012Rafael Barrios on Park Avenue, Art Nouveau Gallery, New York, USA
Unfathomable, Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami, USA
2011Galerie Deprez-Bellorget, Paris, France
2008Laboratorio, La Cuadra Creativa Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
2004Galerie Lavignes Bastilles, Paris, France
1994Ralleigh Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
1993Sala de Arte del Sur, Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela
1987Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Sofi Imber, Caracas, Venezuela
Galería Sotavento, Caracas, Venezuela
1983Bloomingdales, Bergoff Goodman, Lord & Taylor, Sacks Fifth Avenue, New York, USA
1982Novo Arts Gallery, New York, USA
1981Art et Industrie Gallery, New York, USA
1980Slash 80, Cayman Gallery, New York, USA
1978Centro de Bellas Artes, Maracaibo, Venezuela


Group Exhibitons (selection)


2015London Art Fair, Galerie Rauchfeld, Paris
Art Paris, Pascal Janssens Galerie, Ghent, Belgium
Art Miami New York, Art Nouveau Gallery Miami, USA, Miami
Art London, Pascal Janssens Galerie, Ghent, Belgium
Seattle Art Fair , Art Nouveau Gallery Miami, USA, Miami
Art Aspen, m+v ART (Miami), Aspen, USA
Art Houston, Art Nouveau Gallery Miami, USA, Miami
Art Palm Beach, Galerie Rauchfeld (Paris) Miami, USA
Art Miami, Art Nouveau Gallery Miami, USA, Miami
Art Miami, Galerie Bernd Lausberg (Düsseldorf), Miami
Zona Maco, Galeria RGR+ART (Venezuela), Mexico DF
Lille Art Fair, Galerie Rauchfeld (Paris)
2014Art Houston, Art Nouveau Gallery Miami, USA
Art Silicon, RGR+Art (Venezuela), San Francisco
Art Silicon, Galerie Bernd Lausberg (Düsseldorf), San Francisco
Sofa Chicago, Galerie Bernd Lausberg (Düsseldorf), Chicago
Art Miami, Art Nouveau Gallery Miami, USA, Miami
Art Miami, Galerie Bernd Lausberg (Düsseldorf), Miami
Art Elysees, Galerie Rauchfeld (Paris)
Art Palm Beach, Galerie Rauchfeld (Paris) Miami, USA
Mia Sea Fair, Galerie Rauchfeld (Paris) Miami, USA
Zona Maco, Galeria RGR+ART (Venezuela), Mexico DF
Art Wynwood, Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami, USA
Art Wynwood, Galerie Bernd Lausberg (Düsseldorf), Miami, USA
Art Aspen, m+v ART (Miami), Aspen, USA
2013Art Wynwood, Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami, USA
ArteAmerica, Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami, USA
Art Paris, Pascal Janssens Galerie (Ghent), Paris, France
Pinta London, LGM Arte Internacional (Bogota), London, UK
Art Southamptons, Art Nouveau Gallery (Miami), Southampton, USA
Art Ghent, Pascal Janssens Galerie, Ghent, Belgium
Feria Iberoamericana de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela
Art Aspen, m+v ART (Miami), Aspen, USA
Houston Fine Art Fair, Art Nouveau (Miami), Houston, USA
Korean International Art Fair, LGM Arte Internacional (Bogota), Seoul, Korea
Pinta New York, Art Nouveau (Miami), New York, USA
Art Miami, Art Nouveau, Miami, USA
Abu Dhabi Art, Art Sawa, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2012Art Wynwood, Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami, USA
The Armory Show, Art Nouveau Gallery (Miami), New York, USA
ArteAmerica, Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami, USA
Art Paris, Pascal Janssens Galerie (Ghent), Paris, France
Pinta London, Art Nouveau Gallery (Miami), London, UK
Art Southamptons, Art Nouveau Gallery (Miami), Southampton, USA
Art Houston, Art Nouveau Gallery (Miami), Houston, USA
Art Ghent, Pascal Janssens Galerie, Ghent, Belgium
Pinta New York, Art Nouveau Gallery (Miami), New York, USA
Art Miami, Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami, USA
Art Toronto, Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
Feria Iberoamericana de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela
Art Bruxelles, Pascal Janssens Galerie (Ghent), Brussels, Belgium
Art Cologne, Lausberg Contemporary (Dusseldorf), Cologne, Germany
25th Anniversary Exhibition, Art Nouveau Gallery, Maracaibo, Venezuela
Art Shanghai, LGM Arte Internacional (Bogota), Shanghai, China
Korea International Art Fair, LGM Arte Internacional (Bogota), Seoul, Korea
Perspectivas del arte latinoamericano 1950-2012, Beijing Art Museum of Imperial City, Beijing, China
2011MIA Art Fair - Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami, USA
ArteAmérica - Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami, USA
Pinta Art Fair - LGM Gallery (Bogota), London, UK
Pinta Art Fair, Art Nouveau Gallery (Miami) New York, USA
Houston Art Fair, Art Nouveau Gallery (Miami), Houston, USA
Art Miami, Lausberg Contemporary (Toronto), Miami, USA
Art Toronto, Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
Art Toronto, Rukaj Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Art Cologne, Lausberg Contemporary (Dusseldorf), Cologne, Germany
Art Bruxelles, Pascal Janssens Galerie, (Ghent) Brussels, Belgium
Feria Iberoamericana de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela
2010"Beyong Painting", Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
"A Collective Sum", Ideobox Artspace, Miami, USA
"Espacio Otro"/ Alternate Space, Galería Cayón, Madrid, Spain
"Geometric Abstraction & Kinetic Art", Pascal Janssens Galerie, Ghent, Belgium
"Relief & Sculpture", Art Nouveay Gallery, Miami, USA
"Pequeña Escala"/ Small Scale, Galería la Cuadra. Caracas, Venezuela
Arte América, Gabriela Benaim Gallery (Caracas), Miami, USA
Art Chicago, Lausberg Contemporary (Toronto), Chicago, USA
Art Chicago, Rukaj Gallery (Toronto), Chicago, USA
Art Toronto, Rukaj Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Art Miami, Lausberg Contemporary (Toronto), Miami, USA
Art Miami, Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami, USA
ArtBo, Bogota, Colombia
2009Art Miami, represented by Dotfiftyone Gallery, Miami, USA
Feria Iberoamericana de Arte, Cometa Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
ArtBo, Bogota, Colombia
Galerie Lavigne Bastilles, Paris, France
2008Feria Iberoamericana de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela
Galerie Deprez-Bellorget, Paris, France
Galerie Lavignes Bastille, Paris, France
Chicago Art Fair, USA
2007Expo Capuy Homenaje al Cuadrado, Caracas, Venezuela
Expo Obra Monumental, La Cuadra Creativa Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
Arte Bogota, Graphis CB2 Gallery, Bogota, Colombia
Galerie Lavignes Bastille, Paris, France
Galerie Deprez-Bellorget, Paris, France
Museum Shanghai Sculpture Space, China
Feria Iberoamericana de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela
Art Nouveau Gallery, Maracaibo, Venezuela
Alternative Space Exhibition, Chicago, USA
2006II Geometric Art Exhibition, Espacio de Artes Yumares, Caracas, Venezuela
Art Miami, Miami, USA
Arte Americas, Miami, USA
Galerie Deprez-Bellorget, Paris, France
Galerie Lavignes Bastille, Paris, France
Art Nouveau Gallery, Maracaibo, Venezuela
2005Art Miami, Miami, USA
Arte Americas, Miami, USA
Galerie Deprez-Bellorget, Paris, France
Galerie Lavigne Bastilles, Paris, France
Toronto International Art Fair, Canada
2004Espacio Cultural Capuy, Caracas, Venezuela
Art + Gallery, Miami, USA
Feria Iberoamericana de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela
Art Nouveau Gallery, Maracaibo, Venezuela
Galeire D´arte Conteporain et Moderne, Paris, France
Galerie Deprez – Bellorget, Paris, France
Arte America, Miami, USA
2002Art Miami, Felipe Grimberg, USA
Palm Beach Art Fair, Felipe Grimberg, USA
30x30 Exhibition, Grupo Li Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada
Nikola Rukaj Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2001Feria Iberoamericana de Arte, represented by Hector Iguini, Caracas, Venezuela
Toronto International Art Fair, represented by Moros Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
Guest artist, IV Bienal Barro de América, Centro de Arte Lía Bermúdez, Maracaibo, Venezuela
2000Senderos Escultóricos, Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas, Venezuela
Moros Gallery, Maracaibo, Venezuela
Arte Tres Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
Ocre Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
Díaz Mancini Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
Dimaca Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
1999Dimaca Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
La Cuadra Creativa Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
Santa Fé Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
Grupo Li Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
Moros Gallery, Maracaibo, Venezuela
Graphics CB2 Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
1998International exhibition Three decades of Venezuelan Sculptures, Middle East tour
1996Bienal de Artes Visuales Mercosur, Porto Alegre, Brazil
1995Guest artist, VII Bienal de Escultura, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Francisco Narváez, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela
Feria Iberoamericana de Arte, represented by Grupo Li Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
1994II Bienal Barro de América, Sofía Imber Contemporary Art Museum, Caracas, Venezuela
Art Miami, Miami, Florida,USA
1991I Feria Iberoamericana de Arte, Graphics CB2 Gallery, Caracas,Venezuela
1990Panorama de las Artes Visuales en Venezuela, Galería de Arte Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela
1989Ernst Alexander Gallery, Washington, USA
1988Casa Bonita, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Sofia Imber, Caracas, Venezuela
1987La Conquista del Espacio, Espacio Alterno K18, VIII Documenta, Kassel, Germany
1984I Bienal de Escultura, Francisco Narváez Contemporary Art Museum, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela
Nuevas Tendencias del Mueble, Art et Industrie Gallery, New York, USA
1983Salón Nacional de Jóvenes Artistas, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Sofia Imber, Caracas, Venezuela
Casa Guipuzcoana, La Guaria, Venezuela
1982I Salón Nacional de Escultura, Museo de Arte de Barquisimeto, Barquisimento, Venezuela
II Bienal de Artes Visuales, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Sofia Imber, Caracas, Venezuela
1981Evaluation of the last decade of contemporary art, Sorrento, Italia Expo Art, Bari, Italia
1979Art et Industrie Gallery, New York, USA
1974Ontario College of Art, Canada
1973Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada
Ontario College of Art, Canada
1972Ontario College of Art, Canada
11th Annual Art Show, Toronto, Canada
1971Arts and letters Club, Toronto, Canada