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. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally including museums and galleries in SF, LA, Brooklyn, S Korea, Canada and the UK, and has been reviewed on Huffington Post, Woven Tale Press, Culturestr/ke and Art Bra Austin. In fall 2019, she had the honor of being the first Artist-in-Residence at Dairy Barn Arts Center. Ms Klare is a founding member of Textile Arts LA.
Previously, Ms Klare worked as a freelance textile/surface designer in SF and LA and as a professional writer, editor and columnist. During college, she worked in several art conservation labs, including the Intermuseum Conservation Association Lab at Oberlin.
She divides her time between the SF Bay Area, LA and Ohio.