Christine Barbe was born in France in 1955. She went to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Grenoble before attending the Centre Saint Charles at the Sorbonne University, where she studied visual art, the science of art and film studies.
After graduating, she travelled extensively, settling, in some cases for extended periods of time, in North Africa, the West Indies and Eastern Europe before spending around ten years in the United States.
Christine Barbe’s work has featured in many exhibitions right across the globe. These have included exhibitions in France at the Grenoble Museum of Modern Art, the Couvent des Cordeliers and the Coprim Foundation (Paris), the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan, the San José Institute of Contemporary Art in the USA, the Deutsch Foundation, Lausanne, Switzerland and the Palais de Raïssouni, Asilah (Morocco).
Her creations are to be found in numerous private collections in the USA, Japan and Europe, as well as in a number of museums and art foundations.