JENNY HOLZER

Lives & works in New York (United States)
Very active in: 80s, 90s, 2000s, Current decade


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Jenny Holzer (born 1950 in Gallipolis, Ohio) is an American conceptual artist represented by Sprüth Magers Berlin London. She attended Ohio University, Rhode Island School of Design, and the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Holzer was originally an abstract artist, focusing on painting and printmaking; after moving to New York City in 1977, she began working with text as art. She was an active member of the artist's group Colab.

The main focus of her work is the use of words and ideas in public space. Originally utilizing street posters, LED signs became her most visible medium, though her diverse practice incorporates a wide array of media including bronze plaques, painted signs, stone benches and footstools, stickers, T-shirts, condoms, paintings, photographs, sound, video, light projection and the Internet.