Jenny Holzer (b. 1950) is an American conceptual artist. Holzer is known for her large-scale public displays that include billboard advertisements, projections on buildings and other architectural structures, as well as illuminated electronic displays.
Holzer received a BFA in printmaking and painting from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, in 1972, and an MFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, in 1977. Holzer then moved to New York and enrolled in the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She belongs to the feminist branch of a generation of artists that emerged around 1980. The main focus of her work is the use of words and ideas in public space. She has exhibited in public places and in international exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale, the Guggenheim Museums in New York and Bilbao, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
Her work can be found at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Hammer Museum at UCLA, and many others.