Barbara Tisserat earned a BFA with an emphasis in printmaking and graphic design from Colorado State University, and an MFA in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has attended technical workshops at the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Crown Point Press in San Francisco, California. In conjunction with the VCU Department of Painting and Printmaking’s visiting-artist program, she has printed editions for Richard Artschwager, James Drake, Rainer Gross, Theresa Pollak, Keith Sonnier, Francesc Torres and William Wegman, among others. Since the 1980’s Tisserat’s prints have been included in group exhibitions nationally and internationally. She has had solo exhibitions at the Genkan Gallery in Tokyo, Japan; Galeria ICPNA Miraflores in Lima, Peru; Hunt Gallery at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia; and Reynolds Gallery in Richmond. She was one of 12 artists selected for the exhibition Un/Common Ground, Virginia Artists 1988 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. In 2005 her prints were the subject of a retrospective, Lessons: 30 Years of Printmaking, at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. In addition to various corporate collections, her work is represented in the collections of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the New York Public Library.