BORN IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK 1945
LIVES AND WORKS IN WESTERLY, RHODE ISLAND AND NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Over a 40-year career, acclaimed American photographer Tina Barney (b. 1945) has illuminated the inner lives of her
subjects, observing the generational repetition of familial traditions and rituals as played out in domestic settings.
Recognized for her large-format photographic portraits realized in vibrant color—and more recently, for her foray
into landscape photography—Barney demonstrates the same complexity and sensitivity whether she is shooting
world-renowned celebrities or the figures and faces of those known to her personally.
Barney began photographing in the mid-1970s in Sun Valley, Idaho, and in 1981 shifted to a large format camera
upon returning to New York City. Her photographs are in numerous public collections, including the Museum of
Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and
the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; among many others.
Barney's works were included in the 1987 Whitney Biennial, and have been the subject of major recent exhibitions at
the Kunsthalle Wien, Austria; the New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana; the Frist Center in Nashville, Tennessee;
the Barbican Art Gallery, London; and the Museum of Art, Salzburg, Austria. In 2015, along with fellow American
Photographer Stephen Shore, Barney spent an 18-month period photographing the Noguchi Museum and its visitors
for a Phaidon book, The Noguchi Museum: A Portrait. In September 2017, Rizzoli USA published Tina Barney, an eponymous monograph spanning her four-decade international career.