MASS MoCA, North Adams, MASS.

MASS MoCA’s commission of Barbara Prey’s painting, the world’s largest watercolor, currently on long term exhibition at MASS MoCA.



Barbara Prey was featured in the HAMPTONS FINE ART FAIR with the Quogue Gallery. September 2-5, 2021 at the Southampton Arts Center.

Quogue Gallery, Quogue, NY

Barbara Prey returned back to The Hamptons with her solo exhibition Vanishing Point at the Quogue Gallery, July 10 – August 4, 2021. Quogue


Click on image to read the article Barbara Ernst Prey Comes Home in “Vanishing Point”

Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY

Barbara Prey is always seeking to support art institutions with her work; most recently, she was included in the NCMA Benefit Art Auction


Prey Projects, Port Clyde, MAINE

Barbara Prey Projects presented three summer exhibitions of recent work by internationally acclaimed artist Barbara Prey. Click here for more information.

Paintings From Quarantine                                                                   July 1 – July 14

What a Long Strange Road It’s Been                                                   July 15 – Sept 6

9/11: 20 Years                                                                                        Aug 13 – Sept 6

Osprey Nest, 2020, Watercolor on paper, 29.75 x 41.25 inches

Osprey Nest, 2020, Watercolor on paper, 29.75 x 41.25 inches



Energy: The Power of Art, July 20 – November 3
A special series of  never before exhibited paintings and drawings from Barbara Prey’s four NASA commissions were featured

International Space Station II, 2003, Watercolor on paper, 28 x 40 inches

International Space Station II, 2003, Watercolor on paper, 28 x 40 inches

“After the debut of her stunning MassMOCA site-specific masterpiece, the world’s largest watercolor, Barbara Prey’s international fame only soared higher. The first woman commissioned more than once by NASA to be an artist in residence, she created the official commemorative print for the space shuttle Columbia. Her first-hand stories of working with NASA are glimpses into the excitement of art’s highest-level interaction with science.”     -Museum Director Charles Riley

NCMA Energy Exhibition Wall Text


Borrowed Light: Barbara Ernst Prey

Channeled Light copy copy


NASA 60th Anniversary Art Exhibition

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“Space Center Houston showcases the artistic side of space exploration, displaying some of the most famous artists of the 20th century in a new exhibit open now through Jan. 6. To help celebrate NASA’s 60th anniversary on Oct. 1, we are preparing a display of more than 25 works of art, including paintings, photography, poetry and musical compositions.

BARBARA ERNST PREY | The International Space Station, 2002, Watercolor. Prey chose watercolor for this rendering of the International Space Station before its construction was completed. Watercolor lends itself to fragility, freshness, drenched colors and speed. This work was the first of four NASA commissions for Prey. For this and her other paintings Prey visited NASA centers and did extensive research”.     -Space Center Houston Catalogue Esssay

International Space Station, NASA Commission