Del Kathryn Barton   
bubbles touch - cold cold wave, 2017, Acrylic, Spray Paint and Oil on French Linen, Framed in Artist Frame , 100 × 80 cm

Del Kathryn Barton, born 1972 in Sydney, Australia. Lives and works in Sydney, Australia.

Del Kathryn Barton is widely recognised as one of Australia's leading figurative painters of her generation. Barton graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales in 1993, where she was subsequently appointed as lecturer in drawing. Barton’s decorative, highly detailed paintings are known for their vibrant, figurative imagery – combining traditional painting techniques with contemporary design and illustrative styles. Barton’s pictures present a world where everything is fecund and alive. No part of the picture plane is without adornment, and no figure or
creature is less charmed than any other.

She is the only woman to have twice won the prestigious Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2008, 2013) and in 2017 she had her first major retrospective, ‘The Highway is a Disco’ at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Recent solo exhibitions include "r u a bunny?" albertz benda, New York (2017); Del Kathryn Barton: The Nightingale and the Rose, The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia (2016); and the highway is a disco, ARNDT Gallery, Singapore (2015).