Born 1975 in Bath, New York. Died 2008.
In 1993, when she arrived in New York City to attend the School of Visual Arts, she began to define and record the story of her life in pictures of herself, her family, and friends, and the rustic landscape of her childhood. Possessing an unusual blend of candor and empathy, her photographs intermingle spontaneously-recorded moments with posed and directed depictions that resonate with intense feeling, a painterly sensibility and her consummate skill as a color printer. Tracey Baran’s first solo exhibition took place in 1998 at the Liebman Magnan Gallery in New York. She had six additional solo shows, including a 2002 exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, and participated in more than thirty group shows at galleries and museums throughout the world, including, among others, the Guggenheim Museum (New York and Bilbao), the Folkwang Museum, Essen; P.S. 1/MoMA, New York; The Milwaukee Art Museum; and the Pusan Metropolitan Art Museum, Korea. Her work is included in the collections of the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Miami Art Museum. – MOCP
2002 Henry Buhl Foundation Grant
2005 the Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer’s Fellowship
2006 Santa Fe Center for Photography Juror’s Choice Grant