Judith Barry was born in Columbus, Ohio and received her MA in Communication Arts, Computer Graphics at New York Institute of Technology, NY. Judith is known primarily as an installation artist and also produces films, videos, and new media work, drawings, photographs, sculptures, performances and exhibition designs. She has also realized several catalogue & book projects at the Carnegie Museum Pittsburgh for the Carnegie International, the Parrish Museum, Southampton, and Documenta 13, Kassel. She has received numerous grants and awards including New York Foundation for the Arts Emerging Forms Fellowships, Art Matters Grants, NYC; NEA Artist Fellowship; Wexner Center for the Arts Residency in Video; the Kiesler Prize for Architecture & the Arts; Best Pavilion, 8th Cairo Biennale, where she was the official USA Representative; Daniel Langlois Foundation Project Grant, Montreal; and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.

Barry's work is in the collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Chicago Art Institute; Cisneros Fontanais Art Foundation, Miami; DIA Center for the Arts, NY; Fundacio La Caixa, Barcelona; The Museum of Modern Art, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. She has exhibited at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Modern Art, NY; University Art Museum, Berkeley; the Renaisance Society, Chicago; and numerous galleries including Xavier Hufkens, Brussels; de Appel, Amsterdam; Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco; Galerie Karin Sachs, Munich; Stux Gallery, NY; Gracie Mansion, NY; and Leslie Tonkonow Gallery, NY. She has exhibited with Rosamund Felsen Gallery since 2000, and lives in New York.