Steven Barich grew up in California, USA on a mix of punk rock, hip-hop and visual art. He received a MFA from Mills College (2001) and a BFA from the California College of the Arts (1997). Barich lived for 5 years in the Netherlands, which he considers a unique post-graduate education/perspective unattainable in America. Exhibitions include solo shows at Branch Gallery (USA), Rowan Morrison Gallery (USA) and The Compound Gallery (USA), as well as group exhibitions at Southern Exposure (USA), The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (USA), the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (NL), TENT Center for Contemporary Art (NL) and Curators without Borders (D).

He currently lives and works at the Moinhos do Dão, Portugal.