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

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

Barnes has received residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, the Women’s Studio Workshop, and Kala Institute. She has also been awarded several scholarships and awards. She has been commissioned to create work for private residences in the Greater Bay Area.

Themes of landscape and making connections to place inform the conceptual development of her studio practice. In addition, she teaches art to children through programs offered by Glendale City Parks. Trudy currently lives and works in Glendale, CA.



2019 Artists’ Annual, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, 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 Natural Dyeing, Glendale City Parks GO! Program, Glendale, 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.