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Tracey Baran (1975–2008)

Photographer Tracey Baran died last Tuesday after a brief illness. She was born in Bath, New York, and for the past six years had been represented by Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York. Baran had many solo exhibitions, including a 2002 show at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, and participated in more than thirty group shows at galleries and museums throughout the world including the Guggenheim Museum (New York and Bilbao), the Folkwang Museum in Essen, P.S. 1 in New York, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and the Pusan Metropolitan Art Museum in Korea. She was the recipient of several grants and awards including the Henry Buhl Foundation Grant's first prize in 2002, the Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer’s Fellowship in 2005, and the Santa Fe Center for Photography Juror’s Choice Grant in 2006. Her work is included in the collections of the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; the Milwaukee Art Museum; the Miami Art Museum; and other institutions. An Artforum review of her work can be found here.