As a multi-media artist, designer, and musician, Barry Whittaker  investigates the absurdities and misunderstandings of daily life. Currently based in Japan, Whittaker works independently and in collaboration in order to examine the various forms and tools of contemporary communication. He received a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. During the past few years Whittaker has taught in the U.S., France, and Japan, as well as having exhibited artwork in the U.S., France, Colombia, the Netherlands, and Japan.