Tina Barney

Internationally acclaimed American artist Tina Barney burst on the scene in the early 1980s with her provocative yet intimate photographs capturing the domestic lives and social rituals of East Coast upper-class families. Straddling the line between candid and choreographed photography, engagement and detachment, Ms. Barney continues to capture her subjects in a range of illuminating settings, both public and private.


Barney's work is in the permanent collections of numerous institutions throughout the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her pictures also appeared in the 1987 Whitney Biennial. Recent solo exhibitions include Tina Barney: Photographs at the New Orleans Museum of Art, LA; The Europeans at the Frist Center in Nashville, TN, the Barbican Art Gallery, London; and the Museum of Art in Salzburg, Austria. 

Ms. Barney has also released a number of books including Theatre of Manners, Scalo Publishing,1997; The Europeans, co-published— Barbican Art Gallery and Steidl Publishers, 2005; Players, Steidl Publishers, 2011; The Noguchi Museum, A Portrait, a joint project with Stephen Shore, Phaidon, 2014; and, TINA BARNEY, a retrospective monograph covering 40 years of her work featuring an afterword by Peter Galassi, Rizzoli International Publications, 2017.

Tina currently lives and works in New York City and Westerly, Rhode Island. 

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