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Barbara Carrasco
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Barbara Carrasco received a BFA from UCLA in 1978 and an MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 1991. Her work has been shown in Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, Hammer Museum, 2017; One Life: Dolores Huerta, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, 2015; A Brush With Life, Vincent Price Art Museum/ELAC, 2008; and L.A. Hot and Cool, MIT, 1988.

Carrasco’s oral history was archived at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art in 1999. Her Archive is permanently archived at Stanford University Special Collections. Her original mural sketches are in the Permanent Collection of the Library of Congress, Washington D.C. Documentation of her murals are in the California Murals Collection at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

In 2019, Carrasco painted her mural, Agnès Varda, in Sete, France. She created a computer animation PESTICIDES! (2019) presented on the Spectacolor Light-board, Times Square, New York. She painted several murals Leningrad, USSR and Yerevan, Armenia.

Her acclaimed mural, L.A. History: A Mexican Perspective (1981) was acquired by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and will be on permanent display in 2024.

Carrasco was appointed the 2002-2003 UC Regents professor for the Spring Quarter at UC Riverside. She is a board member of the Dolores Huerta Foundation. She was awarded the J. Paul Getty Fund for the Visual Arts, Visual Artist Fellowship/Painting.

She has been featured in Los Angeles Times, Ms. Magazine, Artforum, USA Today, Boston Globe, and Flashart.

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