Artsy Insight: Mike Glier & Jenny Holzer

Artsy Editorial
Mar 11, 2013 1:54PM

Jenny Holzer is known for her words—poetry, verses, mottoes, and "truisms"—writ large in public artworks. While on the path to discovering her love for language, Holzer found love of other sorts in a fellow schoolmate Mike Glier while completing her MFA in painting at the Rhode Island School of Design. Although Holzer has since moved on from just painting, her union with Glier stuck—the two artists were married in '84 and remain together today. Glier’s most recent collection of paintings (at right) was given a title by Holzer in her typical truism-fashion—“With All the Holes in You Already There’s No Reason to Define the Outside Environment as Alien”—to describe his observations and perceptions of the Northeast landscape.

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Jenna Gribbon, Luncheon on the grass, a recurring dream, 2020. Jenna Gribbon, April studio, parting glance, 2021. Jenna Gribbon, Silver Tongue, 2019