Barret Lybbert (b. 1988, Tacoma, WA) has worked as a curator, zinester, missionary, errand boy, editor, director of exhibitions, and gallery manager. In 2017, he completed his Masters of Fine Arts in Curatorial Practice at the California College of Arts in San Francisco. The final word count for his thesis was 6,625. He received his Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Brigham Young University in 2013. He is a member of the Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts union (ILSSA). He was the honored recipient of the Steven Leiber and Leigh Markopoulos Scholarship.
Barret claims to descend from polygamist ancestors, but he does it in a way where you can't tell if he is kidding or completely serious. He has a weak stomach for violence, gore, and surgery. When he was five years old, he broke his leg and elected to have a hot pink cast. His favorite short story is The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled with Ivan Nikiforovitch, by Nikolai Gogol.