BERNAT BARRIS WAS BORN ON SEPTEMBER 14TH, 1986 IN BARCELONA, AND GREW UP IN NEARBY CITY GRANOLLERS.
SPECIALIZING IN DRAWING, HE GRADUATED IN FINE ARTS IN 2009.
EXCITED ABOUT HIS EDUCATION IDEALS AND INSPIRED BY HIS PARENTS’ PROFESSION, BERNAT STARTED TEACHING PLASTIC AND VISUAL ARTS IN A PRIVATE SCHOOL. HE SOON REALIZED HE WAS FEELING STI ED BY AN INSTITUTION AND A SYSTEM IN WHICH HE DIDN’T BELIEVE IN, SO HE MOVED ON TO WORK IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL, HELPING AND ENCOURAGING TEENS WITH DIF CULTIES, HOWEVER, DUE TO LACK OF SUBSIDES, THE POSITION WOULD COME TO AN END IN 2012. AT THAT TIME, BERNAT HAD ALREADY FOUND THAT, WHILE HE ENJOYED DEALING WITH STUDENTS, HE ALSO NEEDED TO ND THE WAY TO INCORPORATE HIS ARTISTIC IMPETUS TO HIS PROFESSIONAL CAREER.
THIS IS HOW, IN 2013, HE BECAME A TEACHER OF “CREATIVITY AND TECHNIQUE” AT LCI, SCHOOL OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN FASHION FELICIDAD DUCE, IN BARCELONA, WHERE HE WAS SOON TO ND THE FREEDOM TO COMBINE HIS GREATEST PASSIONS: ARTS AND TEACHING. IT WAS NOT UNTIL 2015 THAT HE DECIDED, AFTER A LOW PRODUCTIVE PERIOD, TO COMMIT STRONGLY TO HIS OWN ARTISTIC CAREER. ENCOURAGED BY HIS FRIEND DÍAZ ALAMÀ, HE JOINED THE BARCELONA RESIDENCY OF ARTS. HE WAS NOW BASED IN A FABULOUS SPACE WHERE HE COULD DEVELOP HIS WORK AND SHARE WITH HIS STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND OTHER ARTISTS FROM DIFFERENT STYLES AND BACKGROUNDS. AS A RESULT OF THIS INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCE, HIS WORK POSSESSES A MORE ACCURATE OIL PAINTING TECHNIQUE, AND ALSO A MORE DISTINCTIVE STYLE WHICH DISTINGUISH HIS LAST COLLECTION.
BERNAT BARRIS IS CURRENTLY DEVOTED TO PAINTING. HE IS AN INCUMBENT PROFESSOR AT THE HIGHER EDUCATION DESIGN SCHOOL AND TEACHES “EXPRESSIVE DRAWING” AT THE BARCELONA ACADEMY OF ART, WHERE HIS STUDIO IS SITUATED. SINCE 2017, HE IS ALSO THE COORDINATOR OF ITS RESIDENCY PROGRAME.
IN OCTOBER 2018 HE HELD HIS RST EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS, CALLED RODALIES NORD, AT SPACE GALLERY IN BARCELONA. THEREIN, HE PRESENTED A COLLECTION OF 31 LANDSCAPES IN DIFFERENT FORMATS WHICH NOW FORM PART OF THIS BOOK.

In October 2018 he held his first exhibition of paintings, called Rodalies Nord, at Space Gallery in Barcelona.

APPRENTICESHIP

– DEGREE IN FINE ARTS FROM UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA IN 2009, SPECIALIZING IN DRAWING.
– CERTIFICATE OF TEACHING APTITUDE (CAP) AT UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA IN 2009
– RESIDENCY OF ART PROGRAM AT BARCELONA ACADEMY OF ART

EXPERIENCE

– FULL-TIME PROFESSOR OF CREATIVITY AND TECHNIQUES FOR EXPRESSING FORM AT FELICIDAD DUCE, THE FASHION SCHOOL OF LCI BARCELONA, SINCE 2012/13
– ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF EXPRESSIVE DRAWING AT THE BARCELONA ACADEMY OF ART FROM 2016/17 TO 2017/18
– FULL-TIME PROFESSOR OF EXPRESSIVE DRAWING AT THE BARCELONA ACADEMY OF ART FROM 2018/19
– CONFERENCE THE CREATIVE PROCESS AT “EL CLAUSTRE” GALLERY, FIGUERES, IN MARCH 2017
– COORDINATOR OF THE RESIDENCY OF ART PROGRAM AT BARCELONA ACADEMY OF ART SINCE 2017/18

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

– 09/05/2019: “RODALIES NORD” SOLO EXHIBITION AT BARÓ DEL VIVER CIVIC CENTRE
– 23/04/2019: SOLO EXHIBITION ON THE OCCASION OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE BOOK “RODALIES NORD” AT THE BARCELONA ACADEMY OF ART, POBLENOU
– 17/10/2018 – 24/11/2018: “RODALIES NORD” SOLO EXHIBITION AT SPACE GALLERY IN BARCELONA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

– NOVEMBER 2018: RESIDENCY OF ART PROGRAM’S GROUP EXHIBITION AT THE BARCELONA ACADEMY OF ART, POBLENOU
– 12/05/2018 – 20/05/2018: EXHIBITION AND FINALIST AT “PREMI CANYELLES” OF PAINTING
– JUNE 2018: EXPO #FUTURART AT SALA ESPRONCEDA OF BARCELONA
– APRIL 2018: OPEN DAY BAA STUDIO AT THE BARCELONA ACADEMY OF ART, SARRIÀ
– MARCH 2018: RESIDENCY OF ART PROGRAM’S GROUP EXHIBITION AT THE BARCELONA ACADEMY OF ART, POBLENOU
– JUNE TO SEPTEMBER 2018: ASCENDO, FROM THE ACADEMY EXERCISES TO THE PERSONAL ARTWORKS AT THE GALLERY “LA PLATAFORMA”
– APRIL 2017: GROUP SHOW AT THE GALLERY “EL CLAUSTRE” IN GIRONA
– MARCH 2017: BARCELONA ACADEMY OF ART AT THE GALLERY “EL CLAUSTRE” IN FIGUERES
– JUNE 2009: CREATIVE PROCESS AT THE FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AT UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA

RELEASES

– 23/04/2019: PUBLICATION OF THE BOOK “RODALIES NORD”