Stephanie Barber

Stephanie Barber is an American writer and artist. She has created a poetic, conceptual and philosophical body of work in a variety of media. Many of her videos are concerned with the content, musicality and experiential qualities of language. They ferry viewers through philosophical inquiry with the unexpected oars of play, emotionalism, story, and humor.

Barber’s films and videos have has been screened nationally and internationally in solo show and group shows at MOMA, NY; The Tate Modern, London; The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; The Paris Cinematheque; The Walker Art Center, MN; MOCA Los Angeles, The Wexner Center for Art, OH, among other galleries, museums and festivals.

Her videos are distributed by Video Data Bank and her films can be found at Canyon Cinema and Her recent book Night Moves was published by Publishing Genius Press in 2013, other essays, stories and poems have been published in books, magazines and online journals.

James Glisson at Artforum wrote "…the films of Stephanie Barber engage universal themes—time, death, memory, forgetting, frustration." and Ed Halter at Afterall Online wrote "Barber…approaches cinema as a philosophical toy, intimately small, in which the play itself generates both pleasure and insight"

Her first feature, Daredevils,  premiered at the New York Film Festival’s “Views from the Avant-Garde” and will screen at The National Gallery in DC in September 2014.

Barber is currently a resident artist at The Mt. Royal MFA for Interdisciplinary Art at MICA in Baltimore, MD. 

[bio courtesy of the filmmaker] 


Recent Reviews

Razor's Edge

rele cool nd a profound sense of movement, sound, silence (!) distorts ur sense of time.


v beautiful


Genuinely bad. No message, horrific execution.


"First time i heard this song i was 15 in my uncles Porsche and he was ripping down a highway like in 2004. Lets just say my life changed permanently...


Keep the homefries burning.