1983-84 Graduate Study in Design & Photography; University of Texas, Austin,  Department of Journalism

1972-74 MA Painting and Photography; California State University, Sacramento, CA

1970-72  BA, Fine Arts ; California State University, Sacramento,California

1968-70 Certificate-Fine Arts; School of Visual Arts, New York City, New York

1967-68 State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York

Artist Statement


Barbra Riley has been developing curriculum and teaching classes in photography, design and watercolor painting at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for over 3 decades as well as curating exhibitions for the Islander and Weil Gallery, conducting workshops in historical photographic processes, bookbinding and watercolor painting and leading classes and workshops abroad. 


Riley’s photographs and paintings have been included in exhibitions at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Laguna Beach Museum of Art, California. In Texas, she has exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Houston Center for Photography, Laguna Gloria Museum in Austin, Abilene Fine Arts Museum, and The Art Museum of South Texas as well as dozens of universities, art galleries and alternative art exhibition spaces. Currently, 18 large painted photographs by Riley are featured in the new AT&T Center Collection of Art in San Antonio.


In Texas, her work resides in numerous permanent collections including the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, The Dallas Museum of Art, the Harry Ransom Center at UT Austin, the AT&T Center and Republic National Bank, San Antonio and The Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi. Nationally, she is represented in the corporate collections of Chase Bank, New York, Kaiser-Permanente and Price Waterhouse, California.

Artist CV


Museum and Public Collections

Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX

Erie Art Center, Erie, Pennsylvania

Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, California

McAllen International Museum, McAllen, Texas

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, Texas

Texas A & M University System, College Station, Texas

University Art Museum, University of Louisiana

University of Texas, San Antonio


Corporate Collections

AT&T Center, San Antonio (SPURS NBA)

TX Atlantic Richfield Co., Dallas, Texas

Bank of America, Corpus Christi, Texas

Chase Manhattan Bank, New York City, New York

Chemical Dependency Unit, Corpus Christi, Texas

Daniel Wolf, Inc., New York City, New York

First Community  Bank, Corpus  Christi, TX

Frito Lay Corporation, Waco, Texas

Frost Bank, San Antonio, TX

Goldman Sachs, Dallas, Texas

Imperial Sugar, Sugarland, Texas

Jansse Law Firm, San Antonio, TX

Jason's Deli, Corpus Chrtisti

Jason's Deli, McAllen, TX

Jason's Deli, Harlingen, TX

Kaiser Permanente, Vallejo, California

Kaiser Permanente, San Leandro, California

L. K. Jordan, Corpus Christi

L. K. Jordan, San Antonio

L. K. Jordan, Austin

Marks, Crowley and Waltman, Bryan, Texas

Matthews & Branscomb, Corpus Christi, Texas

Merrill Lynch, Houston, Texas

Moody Bank, Houston, Texas

Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Folsom, CA

Pearson & Price PLLC, Corpus Christi, Tx

Price Waterhouse, Los Angeles, California

Republic National Bank, San Antonio, Texas

Southwestern Bell, Dallas, Texas

Tejas Oil, Corpus Christi, Texas

Texas Commerce Bank, Corpus Christi, Texas

Texas Instruments, Houston, Texas

The Trust Company, Corpus Christi, TX

Watts Law Firm, San Antonio

SAMARA Gallery

3100 Richmond Ave - Suite 104

Houston TX 77098


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