Lita Barrie

Lita Barrie is a freelance art critic based in Los Angeles. Her writing appears in Hyperallergic, Riot Material, Apricota Journal, Painter’s Table, ArtnowLA, HuffPost, Painter’s Table, Artweek.L.A, art ltd and Art Agenda. In the 90s Barrie wrote for Artspace, Art Issues, Artweek, Visions andVernacular. She was born in New Zealand where she wrote a weekly newspaper art column for the New Zealand National Business Review and contributed to The Listener, Art New Zealand, AGMANZ, ANTIC, Sites and Landfall. She also conducted live interviews with artists for Radio New Zealand’s Access Radio. Barrie has written numerous essays for art gallery and museum catalogs including: Barbara Kruger (National Art Gallery New Zealand) and Roland Reiss ( Cal State University Fullerton). Barrie taught aesthetic philosophy at Claremont Graduate University, Art Center and Otis School of Art and Design. In New Zealand, Barrie was awarded three Queen Elizabeth 11 Arts Council grants and a Harkness grant for art criticism. Her feminist interventions are discussed in The Encyclopaedia of New Zealand and an archive of her writing is held in The New Zealand National Library, Te Puna Matauranga Aotearoa.

articles by this author

Louise Bonnet’s Absurdist World of Grotesque Beauty at Nino Mier Gallery

Meaning in the Handmaking: Nine LA Women Sculptors and Textile Artists at Craig Krull Gallery

Liz Larner: The Horrific Beauty of Plastic Polluted Sea Foam and Asteroids Meeting on Earth at Regen Projects

Twenty Artist-Parents Use the Iconography of Empathy to Expand the Paradigm of Family Constructs at The Landing Gallery

Fred Eversley’s Ethereal Kinetic Parabolas at David Kordansky Gallery

Shattered Glass: An Exhibition of 40 Artists of Color Ushers in a New Era of Inclusivity at Jeffrey Deitch Gallery Los Angeles

Hayv Kahraman’s The touch of Otherness at Vielmetter Los Angeles

Kate Barbee’s Feral Flora at Kohn Gallery

Doug Aitken’s Pandemic Metropolis at Regen Projects

The Dystopian Aesthetic in Lisa Adams’ and Kelly McLane's Paintings