C. Schlosberg Alumni Gallery
May 4 – 27, 2009
All images (except installation views) ©Jenny Holzer. Courtesy Artist Rights Society (ARS), Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston and Cheim & Read, New York.
Born in Ohio, Holzer attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, the Rhode Island School of Design and the independent study program at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Originally an abstract artist, Holzer focused on painting and printmaking but following her move to New York City in 1977, she began working with text as art and is best known for her truisms in posters, in projected images on public spaces worldwide, and in LED signs, plaques, benches, stickers, T-Shirts and the internet. In 1989 she was the first American female artist invited to participate in the Venice Biennale.
She is considered one of the most influential artists in contemporary American art.