20th-21st century conceptual artist and sculptor
(Gallipolis, OH, 7/29/1950 – )
From Wikipedia via Tate Gallery: Holzer is an " American neo-conceptual artist, based in Hoosick, New York. The main focus of her work is the delivery of words and ideas in public spaces. . . . Holzer belongs to the feminist branch of a generation of artists that emerged around 1980, looking for new ways to make narrative or commentary an implicit part of visual objects. She was an active member of Colab during this time, participating in the famous The Times Square Show."
From Getty ULAN: Studies included general art courses at Duke University, Durham, NC (1968-1970); painting, printmaking, and drawing at the University of Chicago; BFA at Ohio University, Athens (1972). Courses at the Rhode Island School of Design, 1974 entering its MFA program in 1975 and beginning her first work with language, installation, and public art. She moved to New York in 1977. Her first public works were in the form of anonymous posters pasted on walls in Manhattan, these consisted of commercially printed one-line statements such as ‘Abuse of power comes as no surprise.' She has continued to work with language in various contexts and in media including billboards, television, and electronic signs.
sterling silver plaque
Archival Collection of Marion Boulton Stroud and Acadia Summer Arts Program, Mt. Desert Island, Maine. Gift from the Marion Boulton "Kippy" Stroud Foundation