Born and still living in New York, Barbara Rosenthal is an avant-garde artist and writer who produces idiosyncratic combinations of words, communicative sounds, and pictures. Her artist's books are in the collections of MoMA, Whitney, Tate, and Berlin Kunstbibliotek. She has made over 100 photography, text, and performance-based video shorts which are screened most often in New York, London, and Berlin. In 2009 and 2010, she represented the the United States in Performance Art and Text-Based Art at Tina B: Prague Contemporary Art Festival. Her existential and surreal work investigates the relationship between an artist's psyche and the outer world.