Jenny Holzer  

Multiple Editions

One of America's leading conceptual artists in a solo show of her multiple editions featuring prints, posters, painted and electronic signs, and marble footstools. For more than twenty-five years, Jenny Holzer has presented her astringent ideas, arguments, and sorrows in public places and international exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale, the Reichstag, and the Guggenheim Museums
in New York and Bilbao.

Holzer was born in Gallipolis, Ohio, in 1950. In 1972, she received a BFA in painting and printmaking from Ohio University and, in 1975, a MFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. Holzer's medium, whether formulated as a t-shirt, a plaque, a marble bench, or an LED sign, always is writing, and the public dimension is integral to the delivery of her work. Starting in the late 1970s with the Truisms posters she created while participating in the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York City, and up to her recent xenon projections on landscape and architecture, Holzer's practice has rivaled ignorance and violence with humor, kindness, and moral courage.

Holzer received the prestigious Leone d'Oro at the Venice Biennale in 1990, the Kaiserring from the City of Goslar, Germany in 2002, and the Public Art Network Award in 2004. She holds honorary degrees from Ohio University, Williams College, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the New School.

Recently, Holzer returned to Ohio to mount an exhibition in Lancaster, near her childhood home, at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio. The exhibition Twice Told continues there through September 26. Future projects by Jenny Holzer include a series of xenon projections in New York in October of 2005 and an exhibition of new work, also in New York, at Cheim & Read in the spring of 2006.

Holzer lives and works in Hoosick, New York. Gallery

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Gallery installation of 28 LED signs. The texts are from the following series: Truisms, Inflammatory Essays, Living, Laments, War, Under a Rock, Mother & Child, Lustmord, Erlauf, and Arno. The dates range from 1997 - 2005. The dates of the actual texts range from 1979 to the present. Each LED is 4 x 5 x 1 1/2 inches Gallery installation of the series of marble footstools, Selections from Survival, 2005. Each footstool is Danby Imperial marble, and 17 x 23 x 15 3/4 inches. The installation of the enamel signs is The Living Series,1980-82. Each sign is enamel paint on metal and 21 x 23 inches. Gallery installation featuring many of Jenny Holzer's multiples.