Joyce Barker Schwartz, was born and raised in Philadelphia in 1950. She currently resides and works in Philadelphia half the year, the remaining months in Florida and trekking around the world with her husband. She is inspired by her explorations - "I have made my way through five of the seven continents"
For the last thirty years, Barker-Schwartz has exhibited throughout the United States and abroad. Her work has been collected extensively in both the private and commercial sectors.