Born in Palmerston North in 1965, Kathy Barber now lives and works in Auckland. Kathy has regularly exhibited in New Zealand and Australia since 2000, and is represented in private collections throughout New Zealand, Sydney, Melbourne and London.
Kathy paintings develop out of landscape, language, thoughts and emotions. In her more recent work, she entwines an abstract set of gestural marks with calligraphic letterforms to create representations of thoughts, forming entangled structures that are curling and complex, delicate and dense. Thoughts, these works suggest, are like intricate knots, their logic fine but elusive.
Kathy is represented by Orexart Gallery in Auckland and Chambers Gallery in Christchurch.