Lita Barrie is a freelance art critic based in Los Angeles. She blogs for HuffPost and her writing appears in Painter's Table, Art Agenda, Artweek. L.A and art ltd. In the 90s Barrie wrote for Artspace, Art Issues, Artweek, Vernacular and Visions. She was born in New Zealand where she wrote a weekly art column for the New Zealand National Business Review and contributed to The Listener, Art New Zealand, AGMANZ, ANTIC, Sites and Landfall. Barrie has written many essays for museum catalogs including Barbara Kruger (The New Zealand National Art Gallery,1988) and Roland Reiss ( Nicholas and Lee Begovich Gallery, 2014). She taught aesthetic philosophy at Claremont Graduate University, Art Center and Otis School of Art and Design. In New Zealand, Barrie was the recipient of three Queen Elizabeth 11 Arts Council grants and a Harkness Grant. Her feminist interventions are discussed in The Encyclopedia of New Zealand and an archive of her writing is held in The New Zealand National Library.