Barret Lybbert was born and raised in the port-city of Tacoma, WA. He has worked as a curator, zinester, missionary, copy editor, artist liaison, and gallery manager.
He completed his Masters of Fine Arts in Curatorial Practice at the California College of Arts in San Francisco. His thesis research focused on the Museum of Conceptual Art (1970-1977), an experimental performance space in San Francisco founded and directed by artist Tom Marioni.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Brigham Young University. He is a member of the Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts union (ILSSA). He was twice the honored recipient of the Steven Leiber and Leigh Markopoulos Scholarship.
His favorite short story is The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled with Ivan Nikiforovitch, by Nikolai Gogol. And his favorite movie is Muriel's Wedding.