Barbara Bryn Klare uses rescued textiles, objects, drawings, words and digital media to reference issues in current society and culture. Her practice encompasses a lifelong study of textiles, mark making, writing and design. Artworks range from small works on paper and objects to large-scale hangings, installation and sculpture. Her writing repertoire includes art writing and reviews, research, poetry and comedy.
Ms Klare was born on Valentine’s Day in Athens, Ohio, and received her BA in geology and studio art/art history from Oberlin College. She has worked as a freelance textile/surface designer in SF and LA and as a professional writer and editor, including a five-year stint as a columnist for examiner.com SF.
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 art reviews have appeared on Delicious Line and ArtBusiness.
Her latest project “WHERE Were You Harassed?” is included in WordPower: Language as Medium, an anthology of artists who use the power of text in contemporary creative practices.
Ms Klare lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner, an anthropologist and writer.