BORN IN NEW YORK, NY, 1945
CURRENTLY LIVES AND WORKS IN WESTERLY, RI AND NEW YORK, NY
Tina Barney began photographing in the mid-1970s in Sun Valley, Idaho, and in 1983 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. This past year, Barney was awarded the distinctive honor of participating as a lecturer and the sole photographer for the Museum of Modern Art, New York’s The August Sander Project; a collaboration with Columbia University. In September 2017 Rizzoli USA published Tina Barney, a comprehensive monograph spanning her four-decade international career.