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Jillian Mayer

American, b. 1984

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Jillian Mayer

American, b. 1984

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With wry humor, Jillian Mayer explores identity in the Internet age and the slippery divide between reality and virtual reality, in drawings, photographs, installations, performances, videos, and “meta-pop music” collective, #PostModem. Ubiquitous social media platforms like YouTube and Twitter are integral to her work, in which she adopts the look and tone of viral videos—including her own Internet sensation, I Am Your Grandma (2011), an absurdist music video in which she addresses her future grandchildren, promising to love and nurture them as a digital simulacrum—as well as online chat boards, and the streams of pablum appended to everything. Ray Kurzweil’s theory of singularity underpins her approach, and Miranda July, Sarah Silverman, and Yoko Ono inspire her. The mindless appearance of Mayer’s work belies the fraught questions underlying them, about the relationship between humans and technology.

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Biography

With wry humor, Jillian Mayer explores identity in the Internet age and the slippery divide between reality and virtual reality, in drawings, photographs, installations, performances, videos, and “meta-pop music” collective, #PostModem. Ubiquitous social media platforms like YouTube and Twitter are integral to her work, in which she adopts the look and tone of viral videos—including her own Internet sensation, I Am Your Grandma (2011), an absurdist music video in which she addresses her future grandchildren, promising to love and nurture them as a digital simulacrum—as well as online chat boards, and the streams of pablum appended to everything. Ray Kurzweil’s theory of singularity underpins her approach, and Miranda July, Sarah Silverman, and Yoko Ono inspire her. The mindless appearance of Mayer’s work belies the fraught questions underlying them, about the relationship between humans and technology.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Prospect New Orleans
Articles Featuring Jillian Mayer
These Artists Would Love for You to Sit on Their Work
Nov 28th, 2018
These Artists Would Love for You to Sit on Their Work
These Miami Artists Prove Their City’s Art Scene Is Bigger Than Art Basel
Nov 28th, 2016
These Miami Artists Prove Their City’s Art Scene Is Bigger Than Art Basel
Miami Artist Jillian Mayer Is Laughing All the Way to the Singularity
Apr 8th, 2016
Miami Artist Jillian Mayer Is Laughing All the Way to the Singularity
Your Selfies are Being Streamed Live to a Miami Museum
Aug 17th, 2015
Your Selfies are Being Streamed Live to a Miami Museum
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