Tina Barney Keynote Lecture & Gala
Thursday, December 10, 2015
6:30pm: Keynote Lecture in auditorium
New Orleans Museum of Art
Keynote Lecture + PhotoGALA Tickets:
$25 in advance/ $30 at the door | Purchase here
Since 1975, Tina Barney has been producing large-scale photographs of family and friends. Her meticulous tableaux chronicle the complexity of interpersonal relationships.
Tina Barney is renowned for creating images that combine seductive beauty and poignant insight, exposing the emotional and psychological currents that run beneath the surface of her subjects’ opulent settings. Barney was one of the first photographers to present color work on a grand scale that rivaled most twentieth-century paintings. In her four-decade career, the prints have been exhibited and collected by major institutions around the world.
For the PhotoNOLA 2015 keynote lecture Barney will present an overview of her work to date, discussing her approach to the photographic medium and sharing stories about the influences, personalities, and ideas that have shaped her work.
Tina Barney was born in New York City in 1945. 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 tableaux portraying the daily life of the social elite are in the permanent collections of numerous institutions 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. Among her exhibitions the Whitney Biennial, in 1987, and a mid-career retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, in 1991. Her work has also been shown in solo exhibitions at the New York State Theatre in New York; The Barbican Art Centre, London; Museum Folkwang in Essen; Museum der Art Moderne, Salzburg. Her most recent exhibitions include The Europeans at the Frist Center in Nashville, TN; and Four Decades at the Paul Kasmin Gallery. In October, her work will be included in a major portraiture exhibition at The National Gallery, London.
Barney was the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 1991, and the 2010 Lucie Award for Achievement in Portraiture. Her monographs include Tina Barney: Theatre of Manners, The Europeans, and Players. She lives in New York City and Westerly, Rhode Island.
Books will be available for purchase through the NOMA Museum Shop, and Ms. Barney will be available to sign them after the lecture.