Matthew Barney

Matthew Barney (American, b. 1967) Known for large-scale multimedia projects—often made in series over several years—Matthew Barney is among the most ambitious artists of the past two decades. His work is invested with layers of art-historical references, archetypal imagery, and historical re-enactment.


Barney’s works are held in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Tate Gallery in London, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others.