Barbara Bryn Klare is a San Francisco Bay Area artist who works primarily with rescued textiles, objects, and works on paper. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, S Korea, Canada and the UK. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at Cambridge Sustainability Residency and Icelandic Textile Centre. In 2017, she was awarded a research grant from The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design to study traditional Japanese boro textiles and their relevance to contemporary art, craft and design.

Ms Klare received her BA in geology and studio art/art history from Oberlin College, where she worked in the Allen Art Museum conservation lab. In the 90s, she worked as a freelance textile and surface designer in SF and LA. She is an MA in Fine Art candidate at University for the Creative Arts/OCA in Barnsley, UK.

Ms Klare is curator for the online modernboro collection of ragged, tattered and patched pieces and is a Founding Member of Textile Arts LA.

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