Born in New York, New York 1945
Lives and works in Westerly, Rhode Island and New York, New York
Tina Barney is a photographer whose career began in the mid 1970s while living in Sun Valley, Idaho. Barney began photographing in color with a large format view camera just before returning to New York in 1983. Her iconic tableaus portraying the daily life of the social elite are in the permanent collections of numerous institutions including the the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, 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 recent solo exhibitions include Tina Barney: Photographs at the New Orleans Museum of Art, LA; The Europeans at the Frist Center in Nashville, TN and The Europeans at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK, which traveled to the Museum of Art, Salzburg, Austria. She currently lives and works in New York City and Westerly, Rhode Island.