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Josephine Barreiro








Josephine Barreiro, also known as J131, is an artist from Newark, NJ. She holds an MFA in Fine Arts an MA in Art Education from New Jersey City University and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, NYC. Josephine's art is infused with emotion, utilizing distinct lines and bold colors that reflect her Spanish heritage and urban upbringing. Josephine is a highly skilled artist who has received numerous accolades for her work. Her talents have been recognized by various exhibits and features, such as the Newark Artists Photo Documentary Project in 2018 and a live painting event at the Pen and Brush Gallery in NYC. Her work even earned her a feature in an NYC-ARTS segment on PBS in 2016. Josephine is an active member of Pro Arts in Jersey City, NJ.

Josephine Barreiro has exhibited at the Fountain Street Fine Arts Gallery, Framingham, MA; Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA; NYC Arts Empire, Pen + Brush Gallery, Wilmer Jennings Gallery, 188 Allen St. Pop Up Gallery, New York, NY; Hall of Fame Gallery- BCC, Bronx, NY; Human Rights Institute Gallery, James Howe Gallery, Union, NJ; Paul Robeson Gallery, City Without Walls, Gallery Aferro, L.I.P.S, Index Art, Newark, NJ; Art 150 Gallery, Distillery Art Gallery, L.I.T.M, Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, Jersey City, NJ; Valley Arts Gallery, Orange, NJ; West Orange Arts Center, West Orange, NJ; Ben Shahn Gallery, Paterson, NJ; Raritan Valley Community College, Somerville, NJ; Monmouth Museum, Lincroft NJ; The Arts Guild, Rahway, NJ and UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs, CO; among other locations



Using mixed media and a variety of techniques, my work explores the connections between people and animals. By layering vibrant colors, bold lines and intricate patterns, I illustrate real and imagined situations I observe in my surroundings. I concentrate my focus on themes of spirituality, anxiety, strength, transformation, and resilience.














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