“More than anything else, young artists need confidence, which comes from learning skills, taking risks, personal encouragement from mentors, and hard work. When you and your work demonstrate confidence, exhibition and career opportunities come your way.”
Dr. Moody earned her M.Ed. and Ed.D. degrees from Harvard University and a BFA from Syracuse University. She has had a long career at Montserrat as a professor and also as Dean for nine years. Barbara is a member of the Kingston Gallery in SOWA, Boston, where she regularly has solo shows of her work. She completed two large-scale mural projects for a corporation in Fall River, as well as a 27-foot wall drawing for Seven: A Performative Drawing Project at Montserrat. Moody’s work has been included in exhibitions in California, New York, Minnesota and Chicago, as well as the DeCordova Museum, Mills Gallery and Albright Gallery. In 2013, she was awarded the Goettemann Distinguished Artist/Teacher award at Rocky Neck Art Colony.