Born 1967, San Antonio, Texas

Lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area


Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Oakland Museum of California

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

George Eastman Museum

Cleveland Museum of Art

New Orleans Museum of Art

Pier 24 Photography

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Indiana Museum of Contemporary Art

Transformer Station


2018 "Trace," Surface Tension, Yoffy Press

2017  "Fantasy Life," Aperture

2012  "Running," Kopeikin Gallery

SOLO Exhibitions


"Surface Tension" The Davis Museum, Wellesley, MA                                       February - August 2019


"Fantasy Life"  Silver Eye Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA                                                  December - February 2018

"Surface Tension" Orth Contemporary, Tulsa, OK                                               December - January 2018

"Surface Tension" Rental Gallery, East Hampton, NY                                         August - September

"Fantasy Life"  San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco, CA                                July  - March 2018

"Surface Tension" EUQINOM Projects, San Francisco, CA                               May - June 2018


"Safe at Home" Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA                                             April - June


"Fantasy Life"  Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA                                                April  - June

"Panic Beach"  Erica Tanov, San Francisco, CA                                                      April - May


"Running"  Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA                                                       April - May


"Running: Part One"  Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN         June - July


"Dreamtime"  Branch Gallery, Oakland, CA                                                             September - December


"Life in the Minors"  Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA               April - September

"Recalling Democracy"  Photolab Gallery, Berkeley, CA                                     June - September

"Discrete Matters"  Zinc Gallery, San Francisco, CA                                            April - July

Selected Group Exhibitions


“Aperture Photographs” Aperture Foundation, New York, NY


"Way Bay"  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - Curator: Larry Rinder, Berkeley, CA

"Care and Feeding"  Palo Alto Art Center - Curator: Selena Foster, Palo Alto, CA

"Wonder Women"  Berkeley Art Center - Curator: George Krevsky, Berkeley, CA


"Whitney Houston All Women's Biennial"  Shasama Gallery - Curator: C. Finley, New York, NY

"Light Sensitive" Art Intersection - Curator: Ann Jastrab, Gilbert, AZ

"I Dread To Think"  Dorsky Gallery - Curator: Liz Blum, New York, NY

"I Dread To Think"  Mills Gallery, - Curator: Liz Blum, Boston, MA


"Photography Is Magic" Aperture Gallery - Curator: Charlotte Cotton, New York, N


"The Bidwell Collection of Photography"  Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX

"Light of Day"  Transformer Station - Curator: Todd Hido, Cleveland, OH


"Fresh" Klompching Gallery - Curator: Fred Bidwell, Brooklyn, NY


"Mega"  Southern Exposure Gallery - Curator: Courtney Fink, San Francisco, CA

"Woman As Photographer"  Weisman Art Museum - Curator: Christina Chang, Minneapolis, MN

"Wide Open"  Brooklyn Waterfront Artists' Coalition, Brooklyn, NY - Curator: Nathan Trotman, Associate Curator at the Guggenheim Museum of Art,       New York, NY

"Moments of Being"  Wallspace Gallery -Curator: David Bram, Santa Barbara, CA

"Perceive and Place"  Berkeley Art Center - Curator: Suzanne Tan, Berkeley, CA

"Fraction: Three Years in the Making"  Rayko Gallery, San Francisco, CA


"The Curve"  Newspace Center for Photography - Curators: Laura Valenti & Chris Bennett, Portland, OR

 "Art Masterminds"  Project One, San Francisco, CA

 "24th International Juried Show"  Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ - Juror: Susan Kismaric, Curator, MOMA, NY

 "Childhood"  Dougherty Art Center, Austin, TX


"An Idea of Home"  The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK

"Ersatz"  SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA


"Katrina Revisited"  Superalright, Austin, TX

 "Way Down In New Orleans"  Civilian Art Projects, Washington DC


"Katrina Exposed"  New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA


"Mayhem"  Southern Exposure Gallery - Juror: Julie Joyce, San Francisco, CA

 "Currents"  Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

 "Contemporary Photography: New Acquisitions"  Ogden Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

selected Awards, lectures and related articles


Musee Magazine, "Seduced By The Lens," February 26, interview by Hannah and Cailin Loesch

Lenny Letter, "What Does It Mean to See As a Woman?" January 16, written by Molly Elizalde


FotoFocus, "Second Century: Photography, Feminism, Politics," Keynote Speaker, October 7

City Arts and Lectures, In Conversation with Steven Winn, September 27, Nourse Theater, San Francisco, CA

Dazed, "Our Digital Consumption Revealed in Surface Tension," September 12, written by Sarah Rosen

George Eastman Museum Artist Talk, August 9, Rochester, NY

Pop Up Magazine Tour, May 31 - June 1, Curran Theater, San Francisco, CA

Charlie Rose Show Interview, Surface Tension & Fantasy Life, May 4, New York, NY

Wired, "Tabitha Soren's Surface Tension Proves Greasy Smudges Are Art," May 5, written by Laura Mallonee

Aperture/Parsons Annual Lecture, April 4, New York, NY

Phoenix Art Museum, Artist Talk, March 15, Phoenix, AZ

New Yorker Magazine, "Fantasy Life: The Dream Chasers of Pro Baseball," written by Doug Glanville

New York Review of Books, "Mixed Up Kids," written by Nathaniel Rich

Artsy Editorial, "An Unexpected Second Act," written by Scott Indrisik

Surface, Portfolio, March/April, Fantasy Life Series

Guardian, Portfolio, Fantasy Life Series


California Sunday Magazine, Portfolio, September, "Panic Beach" Series

The Photographic Journal, Interview with Tabitha Soren by Lou Noble

Lenny Letter, "Tabitha Soren Sees Things," Surface Tension Review, written by Laia Garcia

Humble Art Foundation Newsletter, "Tabitha Soren Freezes the Smudges of Image Overload," written by Jon Feinstein

Virginia Quarterly Review, Surface Tension Portfolio, written by Allison Wright

 Diablo Women Artist Talk, May 5, Oakland, CA

 Chosen AI+AP Best of American Photography Collection


Houston Center for Photography, Artist Talk, October 2nd

Dear Dave, "This American Moment," Portfolio, Running Series, essay written by Mark Alice Durant

White Hot Magazine, "Fantasy Life Hits Its Mark," Exhibition Review, written by Shana Nys Dambrot

The Huffington Post, Fantasy Life Exhibition Review, written by Mat Gleason

Vanity Fair, April Issue, "Fantasy Life Exhibit Preview," written by Dave Eggers

California Sunday Magazine, April Issue, Fantasy Life portfolio

ESPN Magazine, March 2, "Faces of the Revolution" Fantasy Life portfolio


Photo RAW #24, "The Moment of Fear" Running portfolio, written by Anni Kossi


Apology, Summer Issue, "Ducks on a Pond," Fantasy Life portfolio  



Blink Magazine, Issue #15, August, Running portfolio, written by Aram Kim 

Two Running portfolios in McSweeney's Quarterly, No. 39, published by Dave Eggers

Slate, "Running for the Camera: Tabitha Soren's Fine Art Workout," May 16, written by Heather Murphy

It's Nice That, UK, "Katrina: Uprooted by Tabitha Soren," written by Bryony Quinn


Director's Choice Award, Review Santa Fe, Laura Valenti and Chris Bennett, Directors, Newspace Center for Photography

Photography Prize awarded by MOMA Curator Susan Kismaric, for the Visual Arts Center of NJ


Selected AI + AP Best of American Photography Collection