Barbara Kyne is now represented by Slate Contemporary in Oakland, California. Slate was voted Best Art Gallery in Oakland Magazine's Best of Oakland & the East Bay contest. Kyne's first show in the Gallery is Being Seen, a small group show with Richard Koci Hernandez and Sherry Karver. Kyne also showed with Slate at the East Cut Art Fair in San Francisco, California. She was seen this year with Photolucida's Critical Mass Photographers in Love It & Leave With It at Disjecta Contemporary Arts Center, Portland, Oregon. Kyne participated in Open Studios at the Minnesota Street Project as a Facility Artist in 2017 and 2018. After her move from Oakland to Mariposa, Kyne has been seen in the Faith Rumm Upstairs Gallery and participated in Art Around Town, a first Friday event sponsored by the Yosemite, Mariposa Artists.
The most exciting surprise of the year was being able to show with Photolucida's Critical Mass Finalists at the Lishui International Photography Festival in Lishui China at the exhibit, Hypermedia in Critical Mass, curated by Laura Moya of Photolucida. See my blog post about the trip on Photolucida's website.
Recent Awards include Finalist in Critical Mass, Photolucida of Portland Oregon's annual selection of international artists. Kyne was a Finalist for the first of the annual photo contest Meed1, juried by Jennifer Murray, Executive Director of Filter Photo, titled Kill the Messenger and exhibited at Gallery 19 in Chicago, Illinois. She was a Finalist for Diffusion IX, Fall 2017, and received Honorable Mention for Senses Working Overtime, L.A. Photo Curator.
Daylight Books released A Crack in the World with original essays by renowned author Susan Griffin and Jasmine Moorhead, owner of Krowswork gallery, in October 2016. Krowswork also exhibited A Crack in the World along with By Fire in a solo exhibit which opened November, and included a book panel with Kyne, Griffin and Moorhead. Kyne spoke about A Crack in the World in Brooklyn, NY at Photoville 2016: The Making of a Photo Book. The cover image for the book was chosen for Crusade for Art's Verso Print sale. Reviews for the exhibit and book can be found in the following publications: KQED Arts: A Plant's Eye View of the World, Musée Magazine, Lenscratch, The PhotoBook Journal, Life Force Magazine, F-Stop, and L'Oeil De La photographie. Kyne was interviewed for Moore College of Art's magazine, Moore Women Artists by Andrea Hammer. Images from the series, A Crack in the World were also shown in many galleries including the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts.
By Fire exhibited at SF Camerawork's HEAT! in 2016. The exhibit was juried by Jim Casper, Editor and Publisher, LensCulture; Pete Brook, Writer and Curator, Founder: Prison Photography; Seth Curcio, Associate Director, Pier 24; Janet Delaney, Artist and Educator; and Heather Snider, Executive Director, SF Camerawork. By Fire was also chosen by Michael Kirchoff for Black & White (& Blue) at Darkroom Gallery in Vermont. Gerhard Clausing reviewed By Fire in The Photobook Journal.
Images from the At the Museum series were chosen by Sandra S. Phillips, Norman Maslov and Richard Koci Hernandez for exhibit at SF Camerawork in San Francisco, CA, by John A. Bennette for Musings at the Photo Center NW in Seattle, WA, by Laura Moya for Alternative Realities at PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, VT, by Rene de Guzman for Accident at PHOTO in Oakland, CA, and by Jeremy Morgan for Art as Liminal Space. At the Museum was exhibited as a solo show at Gallery 1044 in San Francisco, CA and was also shown at The Olive Hyde Art Gallery in Fremont, CA. LensCulture Featured At the Museum on their site. Rutherford discusses Kyne's work in the Journal of Visual Art Practice in, Is This Photograph Taken? the Active (act of) Collaboration with Photography. Marky Ramone Go interviews Kyne for Resource Magazine: Photographer of the Day: The Dynamic Composition of Barbara Kyne's At the Museum Series.
William T. Wiley and Mary Hull Webster chose Barbara’s work for The Oakland Museum of Art's exhibit, What is Art For? The bygone PHOTO gallery in Oakland, CA showed work curated by Stephen Wirtz. Other venues include The Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, CA, The Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA and The Kala Institute in Berkeley, CA. Work was chosen for inclusion in the book publications of Curiouser and Curiouser: Photographic Dreams and Fictions, by Blue Mitchell, curator of Plates to Pixels, and Dreams: Illusion and Fantasy by Jessica Johnston, Assistant Curator, Department of Photography at George Eastman House.
Kyne received an Honorable Mention in the Professional Category at PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris and In Photographer's Forum Magazine and was invited to create a Portfolio Account on LensCulture, which The Guardian calls, "One of the most authoritative and wide-ranging sites."
Teaching experience in photography and art includes City College of San Francisco, Merritt College, Laney College, College of Alameda, Lebanon Valley College and Civic Arts Education in Walnut Creek, CA where Barbara was also the Photography Program Coordinator.
Education includes a BA in photography from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA, and an MA in Studio Arts from John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, CA.
Selected bibliography includes The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Oakland Tribune, The East Bay Express and Artweek, for which she also contributed as a writer and photographer.
Barbara and her partner Fran Lowe live in Mariposa, California, the setting for A Crack in the World.