Tina Barney was born in New York City in 1945. She currently lives and works in New York City and Westerly, Rhode Island.
The artist’s photography 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 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.
2010 Lucie Award for Achievement in Portraiture
1991 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Artist’s Fellowship
2015-16 “Tina Barney: Photographs,” New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
2015 “Four Decades,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
“The Europeans,” Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
2014 "Silver Summers,” Janet Borden, Inc., New York, NY
2012 “The Europeans,” Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
2011 “Small Towns,” Janet Borden, Inc., New York, NY
2010 “Parallel Perceptions.” David W. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, New York, NY
“Players,” Janet Borden, Inc., New York, NY