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Barbara Mann

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Detroit, Michigan

Birth year

Lives in

Works in


Wayne state U, 1973, MFA, BFA
Thomas Jefferson U, 1987, cert. of OT

Representing galleries

mixed-media, figurative, Watercolors mixed-media modern, narrative mixed-media paintings surrealism painting, conceptual, exhibition/performance

Current Exhibitions and Events
Oct, 2014 Barbara Greene Mann Solo Show
Show Gallery
Oct, 2014 Being Scene
Gladstone Hotel
Seems Like a Million Miles and a Million Paintings, All in the Same Spot.


Artist Statement 2014

Barbara Greene Mann

If Art defines a cultural era, it can be said that Ms. Greene Mann sneers at the world.   She transforms our planet with a sardonic twist. Ms. Mann says she had great hope, but now evolution seems to be reversing ," man is regressing like the apes  throwing feces into the air.  A Worse Planet for a Worse Population, may clarify or dim the brains of the dumfounded. "

She received her Master of Fine Arts from Wayne State University in Detroit in 1973, during the turbulent times of the Vietnam War.  Her work increasingly addresses the ongoing issues that pit men against each other.  Driven by her Muse, she notes amusing how not much has changed except her sharpened wit and washed out  humor.

Shaking her head she says " I'm too old for this. But there is nowhere else to go but forward. I have survived two lung cancer surgeries, a rarity, in 2010 and another in 2012, so there is something more I must paint or say.

As an artist  I have a committment,  to speak to the world and of it. But this is becoming increasing difficult as the requirements to the  World of art changes.

I have shown in two European exhibits, both at Culture Inside in Luxembourg. I found the curation was much different there than in Western Galleries, where the submission fees rather than the quality of entries rule.

So I have great hopes for Paris, where my insemination as an artist was birthed.  A poem gives glory to this memory,  not sweetly noted, but true. It it is included  in my blog entries.

CV  2014,  Barbara Greene Mann

Barbara attended Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan receiving a Master and a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, with a major in Printmaking. She exhibited in Detroit prior to her move to Toronto in 1994. She has exhibited in only one European Gallery and was a winner among a  special group where she was introduced to a special curator and artist.


     Toronto    Being Scene, Barwicki Gallery,2012, Oct. 2014                                                          Toronto    Solo Exhibit, Show Gallery, Oct. 2014  

     Culture Inside  Art Rage, Group Exhibit, Luxembourg, 2014           

     Ottawa, Fashion Runway Show at the Govenor General's Mansion, 2013

     Toronto Pop up Gallery , Visual Artist and Filmaker Annette Seip 2013                                    

     Nuit Blanch, Propeller Gallery Visual Work and Performance, Toronto  2012                          

     TorontoTransit Authority Group Show in Subway, 2012         

     Clay Heads, Sculpture Exhibit, Workman Arts, Toronto, 2013

     Ellen Kayrod GallerySolo Exhibition, Detroit, 2012-2013

     F.A.T. Fashion Design , Art Gallery of Toronto, Showcase Gallery, Toronto  2012

     The Waiting Game,Exhibition at Propeller, Toronto, 2012

     Hersterics, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, 2011


     Calgary Truck Film Show Cans as Coffins , 8mm. 2011

     Rendez vous with Madness 2011 Ya" Got Me Now, 1 minute,8mm , Our Empty nest, 1 minute      8mm. Cans as Coffins, 5 min. 2010 and Parkdale Film Festival 2011

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Recent Exhibits

Barbara Mann participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2014 Been Scene
U of Toronto, Barnicki Gallery
Jun, 2010 Transformations-dialogues
AWOL Gallery and Studios
Apr, 2010 EWcological, Political and Hysterical Life Epics Re-written
Gallery Hop
Exhibited at these venues
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