Jill Greenberg

New York, United States

Jill Greenberg is an Internationally renowned artist and photographer whose images are instantly recognizable due to her personally executed post production and her mastery of studio lighting. Her background in illustration and painting is evident in her work, and her background in semiotics and art history is evident in the subject matter she explores.

Greenberg has been using Photoshop since 1990: early digital JPEG drawings and body part scans were the basis of her application to the Whitney Program for Independent Study in 1993. He works Monkey Portraits* and Bear Portraits were published by Little, Brown and Horses by Rizzoli. TF Editors and DAP just released her seminal series End Times edited by Paul Wombell, with essays by Bill Moyers, and Jo-Ann Conklin of Brown University.

Since the age of 10, Jill Greenberg has staged photographs and created characters using the mediums of drawing, painting, sculpture, film and photography. She is known worldwide for her uniquely human animal portraits which intentionally anthropomorphize her subjects, as well as her infamous series End Times, which struck a nerve in its exploration of religious, political, and environmental themes exploiting the raw emotion of toddlers in distress. Her recent work, Glass Ceiling and Horse marks a return to the 80's feminist theory that inspired her senior thesis, "The Female Object", while an art student at RISD in the 1980's: "The disciplinary project of femininity" and the predetermined failure of all women who attempt to "succeed" at it. Shows in New York, Toronto, Sao Paolo, and Amsterdam for the "Horse" project are scheduled.

As a working photographer, Greenberg travails to straddle the line between assignment work and her fine art practice.