Department of Art Lecture Series presents painter Pedro Barbeito

Pedro Barbeito

The Vanderbilt University Department of Art presents painter and Yale University art lecturer Pedro Barbeito as part of the Studio VU Lecture Series for 2016–17 on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The lecture will take place at 6 p.m. in Room 220 of the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center, 1204 25th Ave. S. (at Garland Avenue).

Born in Spain, Barbeito lives and works in Brooklyn, N.Y. He earned his B.A. from Brandeis University in 1992, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1993, and earned his M.F.A. from Yale School of Arts in 1996. He has exhibited his work internationally for the past 18 years. Solo exhibition venues include Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut, Lehmann Maupin Gallery and Basilico Fine Arts in New York, Mario Diacono Gallery in Boston, Parra-Romero Gallery in Madrid, Charest-Weinberg Gallery in Miami, and Galerie Richard in Paris.

"The God Particle" by Pedro Barbeito
“The God Particle” by Pedro Barbeito (2014); wall painting installation in Los Angeles

In addition, Barbeito has participated in group exhibits at the Rose Art Museum in Massachusetts; the Museum of Modern Art in Arnhem, The Netherlands; The Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art in Florida; the Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City; Salon 94 Gallery in New York; ACME Gallery in Los Angeles; and Whitechapel Gallery in London, among others. His exhibits have been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, Art on Paper, The Village Voice, Artpulse, Frieze, Art/Text, Art Nexus,, as well as other publications in the U.S. and Europe. His work can be found in numerous public and private collections.

Barbeito has taught at Queens College, Suffolk College, Cornell University, Purchase College, Ursinus College and was appointed lecturer in painting/printmaking at Yale University School of Art in 2015.

For more information about this lecture or Studio VU, contact the Department of Art at (615) 343-7241 or visit