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BARBARA KOLO, JUDGE
Barbara Kolo was born and educated in New York.
Having developed an appreciation for art from an
early age, her interest in drawing and painting lead
her to attend the High School of Art and Design,
followed by the School of Visual Arts. She received
her BFA from SVA. During the 1980's Barbara built
a career as an award-winning art director in creative
advertising for films and television. She is the
recipient of several Key Art Awards, a Don Belding
Award, and a New York Festivals Gold Medal among
many others. Her career brought her to Los Angeles
in 1989. As an independent freelance art director she worked directly with major film studios and design studios specializing in film advertising. In 1991, she became the Director of Print Advertising at Universal Studios.
In recent years, Barbara has established a second career in Fine Art. Her paintings have exhibited in many art fairs including Context Art Miami, Art Hamptons, the Houston Fine Art Fair, LA Art Show
and Art Fair in Cologne, Germany. Her work is represented by Slate Contemporary in Oakland, CA, Fresh Paint in Culver City, CA as well as Artspace Warehouse in Los Angeles, CA.