Kate Barry has performed and exhibited in galleries and festivals throughout Canada and internationally, including the National Gallery of Canada, Vancouver Art Gallery, Open Space (Victoria), 7a*11d Festival of Performance Art (Toronto), Galerie SAW Gallery (Ottawa), LINK & PIN Performance Art Series (Montreal), World Pride Toronto, and the Rider Project (NYC). In addition, she has self-produced work at the Muse d’Orsay (Paris, France) and Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto). Barry has contributed over 20 years to working in artist-run spaces committed to the exhibition of artwork outside of the mainstream as an artist, educator and curator. She holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art &Design, Vancouver and an MFA from the University of Ottawa.
From 2011-2014 Kate Barry sat on the Board of Directors for FADO Performance Art Centre (Toronto) and from 2013 -2016, she was the project manager for More Caught in the Act: An Anthology of Performance Art by Canadian Women. From 2014-2017, she worked as the Submissions and Communications Coordinator at Vtape, Toronto. From 2018-2020 she worked as the project coordinator for the Mount Pleasant Community Art screen, grunt gallery. Currently, she is sessional faculty at Emily Carr University of Art & Design.