Barbie Kjar is a Tasmanian artist and has completed a Masters of Fine Art at RMIT, Melbourne; Bachelor of Fine Arts and Education, University of Tasmania, Hobart. She has undertaken residencies in Barcelona, Havana, San Francisco, Mexico City, Tokyo, Rome and Skopelos, Greece. Since 1986 she has held 38 solo exhibitions in Australia and more recently in Barcelona and Tokyo. Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions in Australia, China, Korea, Siberia, France, Canada, USA and Japan. Barbie Kjar’s work has been purchased by the Australian National Gallery, Canberra; Parliament House, Canberra; Wagga Wagga Gallery; National Gallery of Victoria; Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery; Fremantle Arts Centre; Grafton Regional Gallery; Queensland University of Technology; Gold Coast City Art Gallery; University of Southern Queensland and is held in private collections in USA, France, Sweden, England and Australia.