Barbara DeGenevieve is an interdisciplinary artist who works in photography, video,  and performance. She lectures widely on her work as well as subjects including sexuality, gender, trans-sexuality, censorship, ethics, and pornography. Her writing on these subjects has been published in art, photographic, and scholarly journals, and her work has been exhibited internationally.

DeGenevieve received her MFA in photography from the University of New Mexico in 1980, and the same year began teaching at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign. Before joining the faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1994, she taught at San Jose State University, the San Francisco Art Institute, and the California College of Art.

She has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship, and has been the recipient of three Illinois Arts Council grants among others.  DeGenevieve is currently a professor and chair of the Department of Photography at the School of the Art Institute.