Barnee Alexander Biography

Barnee Alexander




Printmaker and painter Barnee Alexander was born in New York City in 1951. She attended the Parsons School of Design (1969 - 1972), New York State University at New Paltz (summer, 1972), and New School for Social Research (1969 - 1973). She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1973.

Following graduation Alexander moved to San Francisco, focusing primarily on watercolors until 1975, when she began taking courses in printmaking at the Fort Mason Art Center--then a division of the Galileo Community College of San Francisco--under Eleanor Rappe. She moved to Sonoma County, California in 1983, and continued to work and exhibit throughout the Bay Area and beyond.

Group exhibitions included shows at the San Francisco Kaiser Center, Crown Zellerbach, Alta Bates Hospital, University of California Medical Center, San Francisco Arts Festival, Fort Mason Foundation, Touchstone Gallery, World Print Gallery, and the University of Nevada at Reno. Solo exhibitions included: the Collectors Gallery, Oakland Museum, 1983; juried exh. at the Nutree Complex, Nutree, California, Jan.-April, 1984. Group portfolio shows include Museum of Arts in Juarez, Mexico; Allan Hitchcock College, Santa Maria, CA; Center for Creative Arts, Chico, CA.

Awards include 2nd prize at the 21st Annual Statewide Art Show, Graphics Division, in Santa Rosa, CA, 1984; and 1st prize and honorable mention in the same division in 1985.

Alexander was a member of the California Society of Printmakers in the 1980s.