Barbara Bryn Klare was born on Valentine’s Day in Athens, Ohio, and received a BA in geology and studio art/art history from Oberlin College and an MA Fine Art Merit from University for the Creative Arts UK. She has worked as a freelance textile/surface designer in SF and LA and as a professional writer, editor and columnist.

Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally including museums and galleries in SF, LA, Brooklyn, S Korea, Canada and the UK among others, and has been reviewed online and in print, including Huffington Post, Woven Tale Press, Art Bra Austin and Culturetr/ke.

Her word art project WHERE Were You Harassed? was just published in WordPower: Language as Medium, an anthology of artists who use the power of text in contemporary creative practices. She is currently Artist-in-Residence at Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio.

Ms Klare divides her time between the SF Bay Area and Ohio.