Barbara Strasen was born in Brooklyn and raised in the New York area. She received a BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University and an MFA from the University of California at Berkeley.
Strasen has exhibited extensively in Europe and the US since 1977, achieved numerous public commissions, acted as curator for several exhibitions and has taught at the University of California at San Diego.
The artist now lives and works in Los Angeles.
Barbara Strasen;Barbara Strasen, Hansel and Gretel (2013), acrylic and ink on lexan, archival inkjet print mounted on sintra, 26 x 26 inches