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Barbara Felix is a contemporary figurative artist of bi-racial heritage. She received a BFA in Graphic Communication at Texas State University. Her TSU coursework fired her love of the human figure and inspired her work as an artist. Her artistic process was nurtured at the Honolulu Academy of Art in the late 1990s. Felix continued her art study at the Southwest School of Art, receiving a Best in Show award in 2007 at the juried All School Exhibition - where she earned a Certificate in Drawing, Painting and Printmaking in 2013.

Felix's exhibitions in San Antonio include The City of San Antonio The Plaza de Armas Gallery; The Cevallos Lofts; The Carver Cultural Center, Centro Cultural Aztlan Gallery, St. Philip's College, The Gallery at 237; The Guadalupe Cultural Center; Art to the Power of 10 at the McNay; Los Aura Studios at the Blue Star Arts Complex; High Wire Gallery; The Art Institute of San Antonio and Gallery Nord.

Other Texas exhibitions include Little Pink Monster Gallery in Austin; The Louise Hopkins Center for the Arts in Lubbock; Rockport Center for the Arts in Corpus Christi; Schreiner University. Her self-portrait monotypes are in private collections.

Felix has also produced experimental video in stop motion animation and performance art for Luminaria Cultural Arts Festival, which have been also featured at Jumpstart Performance Arts Center, The University of San Antonio's Black & Brown Symposium, and the prestigious, Boston Biennial V in Boston, Ma.

Felix is a member of Gentileschi Aegis Gallery Association (GAGA); the San Antonio Ethnic Arts Society (SAEAS); and the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC).

Felix works as a corporate in-house graphic designer. Her goal is to combine multiple creative genres with her love for the figure to explore relationships, such as gender, and social and racial issues, through both solo work and collaborative opportunities.