Ingrid Barreneche is a Colombian-born interdisciplinary artist living in South Florida. Barreneche earned a BFA at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL  (2013) where she also earned her MFA in (2017). Through her career as an artist, Barreneche has tried to create awareness about the importance of the journey of life and reclaiming the sense of wonder in the viewer; as a consequence, she brings 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 to transport him or her into a child-like wonder realm.
Barreneche’s work has been included in several exhibitions including Landing, Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, FL (2017); Nature Preserved, Viridis Art Collective, Cultural Council of Palm Beach Country (2015). The Boca Raton Museum of Art in Boca Raton, FL (2013). UNESCO World Water Day (2010-2016), UNESCO World Water Day, performance, Jose Marti Park, Miami, FL (2011), The Rotary Club of Miami, FL (2011).
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).