Ingrid Barreneche is a Colombian-born mixed-media artist living in South Florida. Barreneche earned a BFA at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL (2013). She is currently pursuing her MFA at this same university. A philanthropist by essence, her work has been oriented to serve as a “Gift” to the viewer. Through her career as an artist, Barreneche has tried to create awareness and, as a consequence, reflections about what it means to be part of a system, as an individual, as a group within a space and time. Barreneche’s pieces are a journal of life in a world of opportunities and challenges on a constant path to get the viewer’s attention.
Barreneche’s work has been included in several exhibitions including the UNESCO World Water Day (2011-2013), Jose Marti Park, Miami, FL (2011), The Rotary Club of Miami, FL (2011), Miami–Dade College (2010-2011), Miami Downtown Visitor Center (Brickell Office), Dade Federal Savings Historic Building, Miami, FL, the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Boca Raton, FL (2013), and Florida Atlantic University (2013) . Art-world pioneer Bernice Steinbaum and other private collectors have commissioned work from her. Barreneche's work has been awarded the Honor and Commends Award for community work through the Service Learning Project, Miami–Dade College (2009), the Honor Award, Miami–Dade College (2011), and the Rotary Club of Miami's 1st Prize in Sculpture for her work, “A Quest for Peace” (2011).