A conversation missing for years finally spoken HUFFINGTON POST

Pushing the boundaries of sketching working with thread and textiles ARTWRITE

Blurring the lines between art, craft, and design WOVEN TALE PRESS

Repair-response: the desire to make stronger that which is precarious or fragile LES FEMMES FOLLES

26 feet of rescued fabric and “strategically placed pompoms” ART BRA AUSTIN

Cross pollination, collaboration, and the power of words MARIN ARTS AND CULTURE


Barbara Bryn Klare (she, her) is an artist with studios in the San Francisco Bay area and southeastern Ohio. Her artwork has been shown nationally and internationally, including solo shows at the Cleveland Botanical Garden and hugomento gallery in San Francisco, and group shows at Miami Art Week / Art Basel, Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, Touchstone Gallery in Washington DC, Die Kunstschaffenden in Linz Austria, and Ruskin Gallery in Cambridge UK. Artist residencies include Cambridge Sustainability Residency, OpenWabi in rural Ohio, and Textilsetur in northwest Iceland. In 2019 she was awarded the Making for Good Artist-in-Residence at Dairy Barn Arts Center, exploring textile waste and climate change.

Ms Klare 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 (Barnsley UK). Previously, she worked as a freelance textile/surface designer in SF and LA and as a professional writer and editor. She serves as Guest Curator at THIS GALLERY, based in Vancouver BC. Listen to her latest interview on The ARTtish podcast.


Cloth as metaphor: thread becomes line, cloth becomes paint.

Rescued textiles, objects, drawings, text, and other materials are woven together in a practice exploring fragility, waste, repair, sustainability, and power/powerlessness.

Voice and artistic solace are given to the overlooked in our society: sticks, old clothes, fabric remnants, unheard poets. A champion and advocate for the humble and the frayed, I free the discarded leftovers of a throw-away world. The ragged strength of worn fabrics and paper forms the basis for large-scale installations, drawings, collage, objects, and social practice.

FLAG ME DOWN Chaddock and Morrow Gallery, Athens OH
OUTSIDE IN Cleveland Botanical Garden Cleveland OH
NATURE +1 BOXX Gallery Tieton WA
La Poetica Paper Circle Nelsonville OH
Blue Notes Hilferty Gallery Dairy Barn Arts Center Athens OH
Un/Common Threads h u g o m e n t o gallery San Francisco CA
I C E L A N D :: blue Underground Gallery Art Works Downtown San Rafael CA
Modern Boro | Modern Life Chamber of Commerce Gallery Mill Valley CA
Unhurried Line Drawings MCSD Gallery Marinwood CA

GCAC Artists in the Community Grant 2019 Columbus OH
Puffin Foundation 2019 Artist Grant Teaneck NJ
The Center for Craft 2018 Graduate Research Grant Asheville NC
Making for Good Artist-in-Residence Grant Dairy Barn Arts Center Athens OH
Open Wabi Artist Residency Fredericktown OH
Icelandic Textile Centre Textilsetur Islands ICELAND
Cambridge Sustainability Residency Cambridge UK



photo credit: Chris Darrouzet