Brian Barr is an artist and independent curator. He has been awarded fellowships at the MacDowell Colony and the Kala Art Institute as well as a residency at the Luminary Center for the Arts in St. Louis. Barr regularly collaborates with his wife, artist Lauren Rice. Their collaborative solo exhibitions include, Totems at Vox Populi in Philadelphia, Fake Empire at Flashpoint Gallery in Washington, DC, and DATA/TRANSFER/OBJECT at the Artist Alliance Inc.’s, Cuchifritos Gallery and Project Space in New York. Barr’s solo exhibition, Heavy is the Head opened at Popps Packing in Detroit in April of 2014. His work was featured in New American Paintings no. 95. Barr was the founder of PASSENGER, an exhibition space in Detroit where he was Director and Curator from 2012-2014. He has curated exhibitions at PASSENGER, ORG Gallery (Detroit), Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN), The Museum of New Art Detroit, Delicious Spectacle Gallery (Washington, DC), and the Katzen Museum (Washington, DC).