Name this visual artist, based on a very sparse description?
May 7, 2010 12:06 PM   Subscribe

I need help identifying/remembering a visual artist who work(s|ed) with text. Shortish, punchy phrases; female; I first saw her work around 2000-2002. Anybody?

A friend of mine, putting together a portfolio as a graduating project from an arts high school, introduced me to an artist around 2001. As I remember her work (and I do remember that the artist was a woman, because of the nature of my friend's portfolio), it consisted of words and short phrases, painted, on canvases that were largely otherwise blank. I seem to remember them being red, and in blockish letters, but I'm afraid I'm mixing the memory with Q: And Babies?.

Unfortunately that's about all I recall. She was active around or before 2000-2002 (not more than 10 years before), working with words and text but in a (striking) visual arts context. Any suggestions? She was the kind of artist who would have shown up in, for example, those "New Artists of the Something" coffee table books that people flip through at corporate bookstores. She might have had something of a web presence, but I can't recall. We're not talking somebody that's really fringe.
posted by penduluum to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Barbara Kruger?
posted by lisa g at 12:10 PM on May 7, 2010

Jenny Holzer?
posted by tel3path at 12:12 PM on May 7, 2010

Best answer: Yeah, I have to say, Barbara Kruger or Jenny Holzer.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 12:17 PM on May 7, 2010

Best answer: Definitely Barbara Kruger.
posted by Metroid Baby at 12:18 PM on May 7, 2010

Response by poster: You people are amazing.
posted by penduluum at 12:23 PM on May 7, 2010

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