Trudy Barnes was born in Pensacola, Florida. She received her BA with Honors in History of Science and Anthropology from the University of Florida in 1997 and her BA with Honors from the Welsh School of Architectural Glass in Swansea, Wales in 2007.

Barnes has exhibited her work internationally at New Designers in London and the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea, Wales. U.S. exhibitions include the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT and Public Glass in San Francisco.

Barnes has received several scholarships, awards and a residency at the Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY. She has been commissioned to create work for private residences in the Greater Bay Area.

A passion for photography and gardening inform the conceptual development of her studio practice. In addition, she teaches art to children through the non-profit group Art in Action located in Menlo Park. Trudy currently lives and works in Glendale, CA.



2018     Artists' Annual, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
2017     Potters and Printmakers, Russell Janis, Brooklyn, NY
             What Makes an Enduring Image?, Branner Spangenberg Gallery, Redwood City, CA
             50|50 Show, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
             11th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibit, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT            
             11th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibit,
 Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich, CT
             Art of OUR CENTURY 2017, Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, UT
             Artworks Northwest 2017, Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Roseburg, OR
             Salon at the Triton, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
2008    Consumed, 2 person exhibition, Public Glass, San Francisco, CA
2007    New Designers, Business Design Centre, London
             Welsh School of Architectural Glass Degree Show, National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, Wales


2019 Artist-in-Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2018     Artist-in-Residence, Women's Studio Workshop, Rosedale, NY
2017-2018     Artist-in-Residence, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
2007    Artist-in-Residence, Glasmalerei Peters Studio, Paderborn, Germany
             James C. Whitney Scholarship, American Glass Guild, Branchburg, NJ
2006    Dorothy L. Maddy Scholarship, Stained Glass Association of America, Raytown, MO
             Best in Show, Stephens Competition, Worshipful Company of Glaziers, London    


2011     Renewal, Private Residence, Berkeley, CA,
2010     Morse Code, Private Residence, San Jose, CA
             Sound Wave, Private Residence, San Jose, CA
             Urban Decay, Private Residence, Santa Rosa, CA
             Gears and Switches, Private Residence, San Francisco, CA
2009    Phyllotaxis, Private Residence, San Jose, CA
2006    Banner, Private Residence, San Jose, CA


2018 - Present    Catalog Your Artwork, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
2015 - 2018    Art Teacher, Art in Action, Menlo Park, CA
2007        Welding, Teaching Assistant, The Crucible, Oakland, CA
2006        Visiting Artist, Arts in Action, Swansea, Wales


Malone, Marisa, Work with Where You Are: Trudy Barnes in the Studio, May 18, 2018.