Barbara Kasten

Barbara Kasten (b. 1936 in Chicago, Illinois) lives and works in Chicago. She received her BFA from the University of Arizona in 1959 and MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1970. Her work has been exhibited across the United States and Europe. Most recently, Kasten was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, and the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany, which will travel to Sammlung Goetz, Germany in 2022. Other recent exhibitions include Women in Abstraction, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain, and Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; The 2020 Busan Biennale: Words at an Exhibition—an exhibition in ten chapters and five poems, South Korea; Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art at the TATE Modern exhibition; Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber, Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE; and a retrospective at the ICA Philadelphia that traveled to the Graham Foundation in Chicago and LAMoCA. Her work is featured in the collections of MoMA, The Whitney, Guggenheim, Tate Modern, the High Museum in Atlanta, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, The Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. among many others.