Meris Barreto


"Ideas and materials that seem inherently opposite in nature, and stripped to their basic elements, are endlessly intriguing to me. My artwork is multidisciplinary, combining aspects of sculpture, painting and writing. Ceramics with paper, bronze with stone, glass with metal, and visual with verbal are dualities that are often paired in my work" - Meris Barreto, 2013


Dedee Shattuck Gallery Exhibits: 

Small Works, 201

Small Works, 2015

Small Works, 2014

Small Works, 2013

Small Works, 2012 

Inaugural Exhibit, 2011

to inquire about these or additional works, please email or call 508-636-4177.



1974  MAE  Rhode Island School of Design, Providence

1970  BFA  Rhode Island School of Design, Providence

1967  AA  Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA


2010  Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, residency

2002  Providence Art Club Juror’s Award

2000  Public Education Fund, Excellence in Education Award

1999  Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Education Grant

1996  Project New Directions and the H.E.L.P. Coalition, Arts Grant

1996  Center for the Advancement of Art and Design, Arts Grant

1996  Providence Public School System, Arts Grant

1995  Rhode Island Foundation, Great Expectations Grant


2004 - 2009  Coordinator for Worlds of Wonder Program, RISD Museum

2001 - 2009  Art Instructor, RISD Museum Education Department

2001 - 2006  Coordinator, Young Artist Program, RISD/CE

1988 – 2001  Critic Teacher and other arts academic services for RISD Department of Art Education

1970 – 2001  Art Teacher, Providence Public Schools: High School, Middle School, Elementary School



(* solo exhibition)

2013  The Bender Gallery Contemporary Glass Art, Asheville, NC

2013  St. George’s School, Middletown, RI

2012  Hess Gallery, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

2012  AS220, Providence, RI

2012  Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA

2012  The Bender Gallery Contemporary Glass Art, Asheville, NC

2012  Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI

2011  Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA

2011  The Bender Gallery Contemporary Glass Art, Asheville, NC

2011  A.K.A. Zen, David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2010  Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI

2010  RISD Museum, Art League Exhibit

2010  Jamestown Art Gallery, Jamestown, RI

2009  Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI

2007 - 2010  Uiwang International Placard Art Festival, Korea

2007  Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, juried show

2007*  Towne Art Gallery, Wheelock College, Boston, MA

2006*  Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick, RI

2005  The Space at Alice, Providence, RI, juried show

2004  Arnold Art Gallery, Newport, RI

2003*  Hess Gallery, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

2002  Providence Art Club, RI, juried show

2000*  RI State Council on the Arts, T.F. Greene Airport

1999  Raku Rhody-o, Center City Artisans, Providence, juried

1978  Vorpal Gallery, New York City

1978*  The Atlantic Monthly Magazine Gallery, Boston, MA

1977*  Anyart Contemporary Arts Center, Providence, RI

1977*  Boston City Hall

1976  Goethe Institute, Boston, MA

1976  Boston Visual Artists’ Union

1974*  The Art Association of Newport, RI

1973*  Loomis-Chaffee School, Windsor, CT

1973*  Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design      |      508. 636. 4177      |      1 Partners' Lane, Westport, MA 02790      |      W - Sat, 10 - 5, Sun 12 - 5