Barbara Edelstein received her MFA in Arts and Sculpture from Claremont Graduate University, California, USA and currently serves as a Professor of Art at NYU Shanghai. She is a former recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency, two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants, and MacDowell Colony and Djerassi Residencies. Edelstein has several large-scale permanent public artworks in the United States, Europe, and China, including sculptures for the Shanghai Jing'An International Sculpture Park and the Hangzhou Municipal Government. Her work has appeared in ARTnews, Art in America, Art Contemporary China, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times, as well as many other international art publications. Selected permanent collections include National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, USA; Azerbaijan Museum, Baku, Azerbijan; Museum Kolei Waskotorowej, Wenecja, Poland; Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou; Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China.