Club Valentine, 2003
11 x 14
Signed Edition of 50
(American, b. 1975)
Tracey Baran creates visual journals, using color photography to record and refine her experiences into images that reference fundamental themes such as love, death, and regeneration. Baran works in an intuitive manner, making spontaneous pictures that evidence an insistent process of visual discovery. During the past decade, Baran has documented her own life and those around her, including her parents, brother, lovers, and friends. In 2004 she took a road trip across the country. Instead of documenting the culture and attractions around her, she chose to create deeply personal images that reflect the process of self-discovery that she experienced during the trip.
Tracey Baran was born in Bath, New York and has lived in New York City since 1993 when she enrolled at the School of Visual Arts. She was the recipient of the Henry Buhl Foundation Grant First Prize in 2002. Her work is in numerous collections and has been included in exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, The Milwaukee Art Museum, Pusan Metropolitan Art Museum, South Korea, and P.S. 1, New York, amongst others.