News and Upcoming Events

Winter 2020

Dwellings in Red at the Orlando Museum of Art, FL
Peaks in the City of Snowmass Village, CO
Ripples of Versailles in Snowmass Village, CO
The Sculpture House Residency in Casselberry, FL

Exhibitions – Dwellings and Peaks

Dwellings in Red III-10 and IX-09, 12 ft. x 5 ft x 4 ft., Aluminum

Barbara Sorensen’s Dwellings series is on display from the permanent collection at the Orlando Museum of Art in Orlando, FL. Dwellings in Red will be on view for the duration of the Festival of Trees, which celebrates the beginning of the winter holiday season. 

Peaks Installation Snowmass Village, 20 ft. x 4 ft., Stoneware and stones

In November, the City of Snowmass Village installed a large collection of Sorensen’s public artwork from its collection. Peaks was installed in partnership with Anderson Ranch Arts Center and the Snowmass Arts Advisory Board. The installation is on permanent display in a natural setting under the bridge on Brush Creek Trail in Snowmass Village, Colorado.  Peaks consists of miniature paintings in clay that reflect the geological and metamorphic terrain formations of the landscape above Snowmass Village.

New Work – Ripples of Versailles

Ripples of Versailles, 62 in. x 60 in. x 13 in., Aluminum on panel

Ripples of Versailles has been acquired by a private collector in Snowmass Village, Colorado. The rich metallic finish of the golden Ripples reflects the opulence of 18th century France.

The Sculpture House Residency

Barbara Sorensen is pleased to announce that she is the seminal Artist in Residence at the Sculpture House Residency in Casselberry, Florida. While on sight, she will be working on a large installation of her Ripples series for an upcoming museum show in 2022. 

Spring 2020

Sorensen Collection at the Cornell Museum, Winter Park, FL
Dwellings Installation at Stetson University, Deland, FL
Goddesses at the Juniper House, Basalt, CO

Sorensen Collection at the Cornell Museum

Sorensen is pleased to announce the addition of two major sculptural works by the Cornell Museum in Winter Park, Florida. Pools and Winds, two large-scale high relief wall sculptures constructed out of rope, resin, and wire have been added to the Rollins College Permanent Collection. The two additions create a trilogy with Dunes, an earlier work that is already within the collection. 

Dwellings Installation at Stetson University

Stetson University has expanded their collection of Barbara Sorensen’s work by obtaining Dwellings. The large installation of aluminum sculpture is on view in Deland, Florida. The sculptures join Sorensen’s Pandoras, Shields de Pyrenees and Fragments that were acquired earlier this year. All sculptures are a part of the Stetson University Permanent Collection.

Goddesses at the Juniper House

Barbara Sorensen’s Goddess sculptures are now on the display at the Juniper House in Basalt, Colorado. Robyn Scott Interiors has expanded their collection of Sorensen’s work through this recent acquisition. The collection contains a range of her oeuvre, from her Ionian sculptures to Fjords, her monotypes series.

Winter 2019

Ionian Ripples in the Zaha Hadid One Thousand Museum Collection
Goddesses at the Orlando Museum of Art
Pools and Dwellings at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Collection
Ripples in White in the Orlando International Airport Collection

Zaha Hadid One Thousand Museum Collection

Barbara Sorensen is pleased to announce that her Ionian Ripples series has been acquired by the Zaha Hadid One Thousand Museum in Miami, Florida. Sorensen’s work has been added to their permanent collection, which honors the accomplishments of international female artists. She is excited to continue to expand this sculptural series.

Orlando Museum of Art

The Orlando Museum of Art has acquired a trilogy of Goddesses, large scale figurative sculptures that meld the relationship between the body and the feminine power of the earth. The series will be on permanent display in the OMA Sculpture Garden in 2020.

Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Collection

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority has expanded their collection of Sorensen sculptures with the addition of her wall-based sculpture, Pools. The rope and resin relief sculpture mimics the ebb and flow water on the Florida coastline. Dwelling in Yellow XI-10 has also joined the airport collection.

Orlando International Airport Collection

Sorensen was featured in the group show, Art in the Chambers: Selections from the Orlando International Airport. Her large-scale installation of Ripples in White from the Orlando International Airport permanent collection was on display at the Orange County Administration Building earlier this year.

Fall 2019

Ionian Ripples at Axiom Fine Art Gallery
Ripples in White at the Tampa Bay Hard Rock Hotel
Ripples in White at the Lundy House
Ripples in White in the Chicago Ritz Cartlon Art Collection
Pandoras at Crealde School of Art
Ledges at Walker Fine Art Gallery

Sorensen is excited to unveil Ionian Ripples, the newest installment of her critically-acclaimed body of work, RipplesIonian Ripples mimic the sculpted curvature of Grecian cave systems. They emphasize the elegantly draped individual ripples as a single form rather than a monochromatic cluster; the iridescent metal’s naturalistic curves are anchored to Formica panels. They are currently on display at the Axiom Fine Art Gallery in Winter Park, FL. A table-based interpretation, Ionia, is currently featured in the OneAspen Project in Colorado, along with a suite of Fjords monotype prints and a Dwelling aluminum sculpture.  Sorensen continues to expand her Ripples series and anticipates continuing body this body of work.

Exhibitions – Ripples in White

Sorensen’s critically acclaimed series, Ripples, has been exhibited museums and galleries since its conception. Ripples has been installed in the Miami Train Station and is on permanent display in the Orlando International Airport. The series is now on view in the historic Lundy House in Aspen, Colorado. The mid-century house, designed by “sculptor of space” Victory Lundy, compliments the dreamy, undulating forms of Sorensen’s newest series. Sorensen continues to visualize nature’s unspoken language as she explores Ripples. The newest addition to the series has been recently acquired by the Chicago Ritz Carlton’s permanent collection. Sorensen has recently completed a large-scale commission for the Tampa Hard Rock Hotel. The 8 foot installation of Ripples in White has been added to their permanent collection. 

Exhibitions – Pandoras

Sorensen currently has her ceramic pieces on view in Collecting for Half a Century at the Crealde School of Art in Orlando, Florida. The exhibition features work from Florida CraftArt’s permanent collection. 

Exhibitions – Ledges

Sorensen’s Ledges were displayed in the group show, Horizons, at the Walker Fine Art Gallery. The wall-based stoneware eludes to the rock formations shaped by erosion at Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park. The invitational show explored contemporary takes on the landscape tradition. They were previously installed at the Orlando Museum of Art.