Barbara Drucker Associate Dean of Community Engagement & Arts Education, UCLA

Barbara Drucker

Barbara Drucker received her MFA from UCLA where she is currently the Associate Dean of Community Engagement & Arts Education; Founding Director of the Visual and Performing Arts Education (VAPAE) Program in the School of the Arts and Architecture; and Professor of Painting and Drawing in the Department of Art.

Drucker is a recipient of the prestigious George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation Fellowship in Visual Art, Brown University, Providence, RI. In 1994 Drucker co-founded FIG (First Independent Gallery) in Santa Monica, CA; then from 1996-2001 founded and directed The Living Room: Special Projects in Contemporary Art, an alternative exhibition space in Santa Monica, CA. Drucker is currently a member of JTAG, an artists’ collective based in Joshua Tree, CA.

Drucker’s studio practice includes painting, sculptural installations, documentary video, photography and artists’ books. Her work has been exhibited 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, NY; 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, NY.

Drucker’s work is included in public and private collections including the 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.