Barbara Sykes holds an M.F.A., School of the Art Institute, 79-81, in video, computers and performance. B.F.A. studies, University of Illinois, Chicago, 74-79, in video, computers and performance. As one of Chicago's pioneer women video artists, since 1975 Barbara Sykes's award winning tapes have been shown extensively worldwide at major museums, galleries, broadcast and cable television and in exhibitions of various kinds. She was one of the featured artists in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago's exhibition Art in Chicago: 1945 to 1995. Sykes is also the recipient of numerous grants and artists residencies for research and videotape production in India, Japan, China, Australia, Spain and New York.