Barry Freedland was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1968. He graduated from Arizona State University and earned an MFA at the School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston/Tufts University in 1993. Freedland's sculpture, which often includes interactive, robotic and performance elements, combines a playful wittiness with technical expertise and craft. His work ranges from minute to large installations, exploring themes from his own body and the language of art, with much of his work reacting to human presence. His artistic engagement with material (Dubble Bubble Bubble gum or his own DNA), technique and process is a reflection on human nature, machines and consciousness.
Freedland's work has been exhibited in numerous shows, including at the Blüetenweiss Gallery, Berlin; Boston Center for the Arts; Real Art Ways, Connecticut; Arlington Museum of Art, Texas; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and Sundaram Tagore Gallery.