1957 · United States
Nancy Barton (b. Los Angeles, 1957) lives and works between New York City and upstate New York. In addition to its debut at American Fine Arts in 1988, the Swan Song series was included in California Photography: Remaking Make-Believe, curated by Susan Kismaric at The Museum of Modern Art in 1989. Her work was shown alongside John Baldessari, Jo Ann Callis, John Divola, Robert Heinecken, Larry Johnson, and Larry Sultan.
Artist, writer, and educator, Barton works across photography, performance, and mixed media installation. Between 2005 and 2011 she chaired the Department of Art at New York University, where she continues to teach. She is the Founding Director of the Prattsville Art Center & Residency in Prattsville, NY. Barton has exhibited her work at 80 WSE Gallery, New York; MIT List Visual Art Center, Cambridge; The Art Center College of Design, Pasadena; among others. She frequently publishes and her writing has appeared in Art US, Bomb, Flash Art, Lacanian Ink, and Work and The Image.