Born 1954 in Regina Saskatchewan. Residing in Victoria, BC since 1982. In 1978-80 Barrie Szekely participated in a "Studio Art Winter Workshop" at the Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta. Then receiving a BFA in 1981, at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan. In 1984 a MFA, University of Victoria, in B.C.
Barrie's work can be found in such collections as the Canada Council Art Bank, Prudential Insurance Company of America, New Orleans Museum of Art and Con West.
His work revolves around the interest of nature within our urban environment, the series " The Making Of Dirt" is a result of those experinces."