Jenny Holzer went to 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 also an active member of the artists group Colab. Holzer is mostly known for her large-scale public displays that include billboard advertisements, projections on buildings and other architectural structures, as well as illuminated electronic displays. The main focus of her work is the use of words and ideas in a public space.

I really liked how a lot of Holzer’s work is text based. Not just because it looks nice but because it gives something different to her work that you don’t see in most artists. A lot of her pieces are meant to be seen in a special light which really brings out her words. I couldn’t pick a favorite but since a lot of her pieces are focused around the text and less on the aesthetics it is easy for the pieces to merge together. All of them have a lot of clear meaning though, for anyone who is literate.