Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Barbara De Pirro (Shelton) creates environmental, mixed media sculptures and installations. Her observations of nature have triggered a profound admiration for its brilliance, resilience and its vulnerability. With each project she strives to create a sense of wonder; enticing the viewer to turn that vision outwards into the natural world, nurturing an appreciation, an understanding of that interconnection and encouraging a sense of protection.

De Pirro’s artwork has been commissioned and exhibited in museums, sculpture parks, art organizations, biennials, art centers, galleries and public spaces. This list includes Museum of Northwest Art, Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Glass, Schack Art Center, Matzke Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Park, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Method Gallery, Bellevue Biennial, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and Tacoma Arts. She is also a member of Northwest Designer Craftsman and Surface Design Association. In 2010 she received a GAP Grant which helped fund her installation projects that year. Additionally De Pirro’s artwork has been published in multiple publications; including ‘TextileArt Around the World’, ‘Green Art: Trees, Leaves and Roots’, ‘Fibre Artist Interview #103’- World of Treads, ‘Profusion’-Fiber Art Now, ‘Mixing Invasive Media to Create Environmental Awareness’-Surface Design Association, etc.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.