Barbara Drucker, Faith, 2006, metal, grass, dirt, 31" x 108" x 6"; Seeded Book, 1995, prayer book, fava beans, wax, metal, 8" x 6" x 1"

Barbara Drucker
Professor, Painting and Drawing / Associate Dean, Community Engagement and Arts Education / Founding Director, Visual and Performing Arts Education Program

Drucker's studio practice includes painting, installation, sculptural objects, photography, video, and artists' books. It has been shown nationally and internationally at venues such as the Mazzocchi Gallery, Parma, Italy; Libera Academia di Belle Arti, Brescia, Italy; Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz, Austria; Kennedy Gallery, Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece; Bouzianis Gallery, Athens, Greece; Art Centre of Hasselt, Belgium; Gallery SIDAC, Leiden, Holland; Biblioteca Rionale Affori, Milan, Italy; Center for Book Arts, New York; LA Contemporary, Los Angeles; 18th Street Arts Complex, Santa Monica; Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica; Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles; Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis; Rutgers University Gallery, Camden, New Jersey; Gallery 10, Washington, D.C.; and Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York.

Drucker's work is included in the following public collections: Smithsonian Archives of Contemporary Art, Washington, D.C.; Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, Miami, FL; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; University Research Library, Special Collections/Artists' Books, UCLA; Museum of Greek Folk Art, Film Archives, Athens, Greece; and the Museum of Greek Popular Instruments, Center of Ethnomusicology, Athens, Greece.

Drucker is a recipient of the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation Fellowship in Visual Art, Brown University, Providence, RI. In 1996 Drucker founded and directed The Living Room: Special Projects in Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA (1996-2001). In 2010 Drucker established the first school-wide minor in Visual and Performing Arts Education at UCLA and directed the program through spring 2016.