Tierney Gearon was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1963 and attended the University of Utah. Gearon is best known for her highly acclaimed and publicized work "I am a Camera", shown at the Saatchi Gallery in 2001, followed by an early summer show at The Gagosian Gallery in New York. In 2006, her second major body of work, "The Mother Project" became the subject of a documentary film. A book of the exhibition, Daddy, where are you? was published later that year.