I'm passionate about stone, in all its colors, and textural possibilities. For years I've been working with groupings of different kinds of stones, placed within the same composition. Particularly interesting is my work with architects and garden designers, creating unified artworks combining nature, architecture and sculpture.

Since 1987 I’ve lived and worked in Pietrasanta, Italy, widely know as a sculptor’s paradise. Not only is the pure white Carrara marble readily available, but I have access to nearly every marble and granite from anywhere in the world. I use green, blue, red, black, and yellow marble, from China, Brazil, France, Spain and Portugal. Most summers I’ve spent in Sweden, working with granite and the extra hard Black Diabase and Quartzite.

The various colors, textures, forms of my artworks can be combined and refined to fit any kind of natural and architectural environment.

Neal Barab



ONE AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2009 "NEAL BARAB at HOTEL BYRON", Forte dei Marmi, Italy.

2008 "NEAL BARAB at HOTEL BYRON", Forte dei Marmi, Italy.

2007 "DOPPIO GIOCO", Villa Vogel, Florence, Italy.

2001 TEMPIO ISRAELITICO, Florence, Italy.

1999 START GALLERY, London, England.

1998 GALERIE VISTA NOVA, Zurich, Switzerland.

1995 GALERIE LUGHIEN, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

1992 SAAB'S KONSTFÖRENING, Linköping, Sweden.
____ GALERIE HÄNDER, Stockholm, Sweden.

1991 PALOS VERDES ART CENTER, Los Angeles, California.
____ GALERIA SENSA TITOLA, Lyon, France.

1990 GALERIE PARBLEU, Antwerp, Belgium.

1989 GALERIE HÄNDER, Stockholm, Sweden.

1984 SANTA CRUZ ART CENTER, Santa Cruz, California.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2006 "SKULPTURENAUSSTELLUNG IN KULTURPARK," Gersau, Switzerland.

2006 "BEIJING OLYMPIC PARK CITY SCULPTURE DESIGN EXHIBITION, Beijing, China.

2006 "CASA DEL SOLE", Camaiore, Italy.

2006 "ENOLIA", Seravezza, Italy.

2005 “GALERIE DONKERSVOORT,Beel en Donk,” Holland.

2005 “2+1=16,” Studio Pescarella, Pietrasanta, Italy.

2004 ARTISTI IN VILLA BORBONE,” Cappezzano Pianore, Italy

2002 “CINQUANTA PER CENTO,” Seravezza, Italy.
____ “"READY 2 GO.” CONSIGLIO REGIONALE, Florence, Italy.

2001 “ART IN MOLECULES,” Zurich, Switzerland.

2000 "INTERNATIONAL STONE SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM," Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany.

1998 "STONE IN GALILLEE INTERNATIONAL STONE SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM,” Maalot, Israel.
____ "NORTH AMERICAN SCULPTURE EXHIBITION, Golden, Colorado.

1997 "GALLERY 341," San Pedro, California.
____ "GALERIE SATYRA,” Kronberg (Frankfurt), Germany.

1996 "TEDA TIANJIN INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM," Tianjin, PRC.
_____"SCULTURA A LA BADIA," Camaiore, Italy.
_____"GUDRUN SEISSER KUNST," Kronberg (Frankfurt), Germany.
_____"GALERIES BEUKENHOF," Kluisbergen, Belgium.

1995 "INTERNATIONAL STONECARVING SYMPOSIUM," Ålvdalen, Sweden.
____ "SCULTURE," Galleria Kontraste, Forte dei Marmi, Italy.

1993 "SCULPTURE-CULTURE," South Bay Contemporary Museum of Art, Torrance, California.

1992 "PROTECTORS," Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

1991 "MOSTRA INTERNAZIONALE DI SCULTURA ALL' APERTO," Legnano (Milano), Italy.

1988 "I DISEGNI DEGLI SCULTORI," Museo Dei Bozzetti, Pietrasanta, Italy.

1987 "ART MUSEUM ANNUAL," Santa Cruz Museum of Art, Santa Cruz, California.

1985 "SMALL SCULPTURE '85," Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California.
__ __"CONTEMPORARY METALS USA," Downey Museum of Art, Downey, California.




MEDIA

The Sculpting Techniques Bible, Quarto Publishing plc, London, UK, 2006.

Eindhovens Dagblad, "Cultuur", Holland, 01/13/05.

The Florentine, "Art Communes with Nature", Florence, Italy, 10/20/05.

Casa & Country, "Arte in Casa", Italy, 08/04.

Dove, "Arte in Campo", Italy, 01/04

Parco Sculture del Chianti, Catalogue Essay, 2004.

Sculpture Magazine, “Stone Sculpture Symposia,” 4/98. (Written by Neal Barab)
http://www.sculpture.org/documents/scmag98/sympos/sm-sympo.shtml

Sculpture Magazine, “Sculpting in Tuscany,” 9/97.

Dagens Nyheter, Stockholm, Sweden, 8/24/95.

Correspondenten, Linkoping, Sweden, 9/29/93.

Belgium Television Channel One, ``Kunstzaken,'' 6/28/90.

Dagens Nyheter, Stockholm, Sweden, ``Han Målar Med Marmor'' (``He Paints with Marble''), 8/12/89.

Smithsonian Magazine, ``City of Holy Stone,'' February 1989.

San Jose Mercury News, ``Suddenly Everybody's A Critic,'' 3/6/87.

KNTV, ``New Sculpture Stirs Public,'' (Channel 11, San Jose, CA.), 3/6/87.

Santa Cruz Sentinel, ``Sculpture Rocks Cooper Street,'' 3/5/87; ``Do You Think This Sculpture Belongs Here?'' 3/12/87; Letters to the Editor concerning ``3x3x3,'' 3/7/87-4/12/87.

Good Times, cover story: ``The State of the (Local) Arts,'' 2/19/87.

KUSP-FM, Interview, ``State of the Arts,'' (88.9, Santa Cruz, CA.), 1/17/87.

Santa Cruz County Register Parajonian, ``The Creator,'' 12/15/86; ``Easy Does It,'' 2/4/87.



PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Statens Konsträd (National Art Fund),
Stockholm, Sweden.

City of Santa Cruz, California, U.S.A.

City of Tianjin, (TEDA).
People's Republic of China.

Municipality of Maalot-Tarshicha, Israel.

Museo dei Bozzetti, Pietrasanta, Italy.

City of Bålsta, Sweden.

Chianti Sculpture Park, Siena, Italy.

City of Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany.


SYMPOSIUMS

1995   Ålvdalen, Sweden.
1996   Tianjin, (TEDA).  China.
1998   Maalot, Israel.
2000   Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany.
2002   Gåvle, Sweden.
2004   Borkel en Schaft, Holland.


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