Jillian Mayer

  • Lawn Program
    2016
    Metallic print
    60 x 32 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Fence Program
    2016
    Metallic print
    60 x 32 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Construction Program
    2016
    Metallic print
    60 x 32 inches
    Edition of 3

  • Leisure Program
    2016
    Metallic print
    60 x 32 inches
    Edition of 3

  • DAY OFF 1
    2016
    Video Still
    1 min, 50 sec
    Edition 1/5

  • DAY OFF 2
    2016
    Video Still
    1 min, 40 sec
    Edition 1/5

  • Slump 1
    2016
    Fiber glass, resin, wood, hardware, oil enamel, and acrylic
    58 x 52 x 16 inches

  • Slump 2
    2016
    Fiber glass, resin, wood, hardware, oil enamel, and acrylic
    73 x 40 x 28 inches

  • #PostModem
    2013
    Video still
    14 minutes, 38 seconds
    Edition of 5

  • #PostModem
    2013
    Video still
    14 minutes, 38 seconds
    Edition of 5

  • Cloud Swing
    2013
    Performance and installation
    Dimensions variable

  • Vortex
    2013
    Wood, foam, plaster, metal, acrylic paint
    7 1/2 feet diameter

  • Swing Space
    2013
    Performance and installation
    Dimensions variable

  • A Place for Online Dreaming (The Sleep Site)
    2013
    Dimensions variable

  • I am Your Grandma
    2011
    Video still
    1 minute loop
    Edition of 5

  • Performance 017: Living Room
    2011
    Color photograph
    23 x 34 inches
    Edition of 5

  • Performance 018: Lawn
    2011
    Color photograph
    23 x 34 inches
    Edition of 5

  • Jillian Mayer’s Rack
    2011
    Wood, paint, clothing
    Dimensions variable

  • Keychain #1
    2011
    Resin, metal, rope and kaleidoscopes
    Dimensions variable

  • Keychain #3
    2011
    Resin, metal, and kaleidoscopes
    Dimensions variable

  • Keychain #4
    2011
    Wood, metal and fabric
    Dimensions variable

  • Los Simpsones
    2011
    Plaster and yarn
    8 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 3 inches

  • Shivers & Paisley Long
    2010
    Watercolor, ink and acrylic on paper

  • Birds of Prey
    2010
    Ink, acrylic, watercolor on paper

  • In Your Arms
    2010
    Color, ink, acrylic, watercolor on paper

  • Scenic Jogging
    2010
    Video still
    1 minute loop
    Edition of 5

  • Performance 001
    2010
    Metallic print of installation/performance
    Dimensions variable

  • Performance 002
    2010
    Metallic print of installation/performance
    Dimensions variable

  • Performance 003
    2010
    Metallic print of installation/performance
    Dimensions variable

  • Performance 005
    2010
    Metallic print of installation/performance
    Dimensions variable

  • Performance 006
    2010
    Metallic print of installation/performance
    Dimensions variable

  • Performance 008
    2010
    Metallic print of installation/performance
    Dimensions variable

  • Performance 009
    2010
    Metallic print of installation/performance
    Dimensions variable

  • Performance 10
    2010
    Metallic print of installation/performance
    Dimensions variable

  • Performance 11
    2010
    Metallic print of installation/performance
    Dimensions variable

  • Performance 12
    2010
    Metallic print of installation/performance
    Dimensions variable

Jillian Mayer steeps her artistic practice in the verisimilitude of a generation that came of age in the 1980s. Mayer calls upon drawing, photography, video, installation, and performance to enact scenarios of apathy, dysfunction, and disillusionment. Indoctrinated into expectations of upward mobility, instant gratification, and the succinct finesse of a television sitcom, Mayer critiques the dissonance between her childhood optimism and the state of contemporary culture with an erudite playfulness.

 

Jillian Mayer was born in and lives and works in Miami, FL and received her BFA from Florida International University in 2007. Mayer has had solo exhibitions at Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT and Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL. She has participated in global exhibitions at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL; Girls Club Collection, Fort Lauderdale, FL; 2014 La Biennale de Montreal, Montreal, QC; Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art + Design, Miami, FL; Young Art Museum, Davie, FL; Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL; National Center for Contemporary Art, Russia among others. In 2010, the artist’s work was one of the 25 selections for the Guggenheim’s Youtube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video. As part of the Guggenheim’s Creative Video Biennial, the artist’s work was exhibited at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy; Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain; and Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany. Mayer’s work is a part of important public and private collections, including the Miami Art Museum and The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami.

Born in 1984 in Miami, Florida; lives and works in Miami, Florida.

 

EDUCATION

 

2007
BFA, Florida International University, Miami, FL

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2016
Day Off, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
SHOWROOM, LAX Art, Los Angeles, CA
Strangers in Paradise, Artspace, Raleigh, NC

 

2015
The Occasional, LAX Art, West Hollywood, CA
Touchers, Aspect/Ratio, Chicago, IL

 

2014
Jillian Mayer: Scenic Jogging, Traction Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Salt 9: Jillian Mayer, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT
Solo show, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME

 

2013
Precipice/PostModem, Locust Projects, Miami, FL

 

2012
EraseyPage, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL

 

2011
Love Trips, World Class Boxing, Miami, FL
Family Matters, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016
Swing Space, Dubai Media Arts Festival, Dubai, India
Heterotopias, Digital Culture Center, Mexico City, MX
Camera Lucida, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn, AL
Implied Interactions: Selected Works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection, Miami-Dade College Museum of Art + Design, Miami, FL
What a Time to Be Alive, Slow Culture Gallery, Losa Angeles, CA
Plain Tero Flight, Upfor Gallery, Portland, OR

 

2015
100+ Degrees in the Shade, A Survey of South Florida, Miami, FL
Self Proliferation, Girls Club Collection, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Spirit Your Mind, Free Spirits Sports Cafe, Miami Beach, FL
Surveillance, The New Gallery, Calgary, AB
If You Leave Me Can I Come Too?, Hunter College East Harlem Gallery, New York, NY
Open Call: Web-Based Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
DCG Summer Show, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Play Time, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
Alternative Contemporaneities: Temporary Autonomous Zones, MOCA North Miami, FL
Spring/Break Art Show, Skylight at Moynihan Station, New York, NY
You Won’t Believe (…), Division Gallery, Montreal, Canada
Locally Sourced, American University Museum, Washington, D.C.

 

2014
Vizcaya-fy or Bust!, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL
The Moment. The Backdrop. The Persona., Girls’ Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Amerika, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Legacy, Drdova Gallery, Prague, CZ
BNLMTL 2014, La Biennale de Montreal, Montreal, QC
Impact and Legacy: 50 Years of the CINTAS Foundation, MDC Museum of Art + Design, Miami, FL

 

2013
Counting Backwards, Young at Art Museum, Davie, FL
Optic Nerve, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL

 

2012
This and That: Unconventional Selections from the Permanent Collection, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL
UNPACKED (S)ML SUITECASE, curated by Inez Suen, Shanghai; Beijing, China
Aesthetics & Values, Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, FL
Rockland Shorts: An International Short Film Series, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine

 

2011
Cintas Finalists Exhibition, Freedom Tower, Miami-Dade College, Miami, FL
Optic Nerve XIII, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
South Florida Cultural Consortium Exhibition, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL
Intimate Civic and Everyday Explorers, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Amid Street Noise: Short Films on the Peck Terrace, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, FL
Sum of the Parts, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Fighting, Kissing, Dancing, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
All-Media Juried Biennial, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL
All-Media Juried Biennial, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL
VOXELVISION 1.0. Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

2010
Fighting, Kissing, Dancing, de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, Miami, FL
Youtube Play Creative Video Biennial, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy; Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain; Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany
INDUSTRIAL 59, National Center for Contemporary Art, Russia
Optic Nerve XXI, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
DCG Open, David Castillo Gallery
Beuys Birthday, t.a.t.e. modern München, Munich, Germany
Open Art Festival Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Mrs. Ms, The Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts, Miami, FL

 

2009
J-Lep, Roy & Edna Disney/Red Cat, Los Angeles, CA
New Works, 20/20 Gallery, Miami, FL
Digital Analog 2, Miami Beach Library, FL
Take Out Show, Brevard Art Museum, FL
Cutter 2, SFcameraworks, San Francisco, CA
Confections, OHWOW, Miami, FL

 

2008
Cutter, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Camposition,The Field, Jose Marti Building, Miami, FL
Femi-Nazi, La Cueva Projects/Black Mangrove Collective, Miami, FL

 

2007
FIU BFA ART Show, Frost Museum, Miami, FL
Visual Aids, Savacou Gallery, New York. NY
No Need to Touch, Art Center South Florida, Miami Beach, FL

 

AWARDS/ RESIDENCIES/ TALKS

 

2016
Christie’s + Girls’ Club Panel Discussion, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Time Warner Panel Discussion, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT
Artist in Action Art Lecture, Girls Club Collection, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

 

2015
Creative Capital Award Recipient
NEWT Panel Discussion, National YoungArts Foundation, Miami, FL
Art Omi International Artists’ Residency, Ghent, NY
Individual Artist Fellowship Award, Florida Department of State, FL

 

2014
Museum of Fine Arts, Artist Talk, St. Petersburg, FL
University of Quebec at Montreal, Artist Talk, Montreal, Canada
Cal Arts, Artist Talk, Valencia, CA

 

2013
Elsewhere as a NEA Southern Constellation Fellowship
Zentrum Paul Klee Fellowship, Berne, Switzerland
#PostModem, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT

 

2011-2012
Legal Art Artist Residency, Miami, FL

 

2011
South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists

 

2009
Here & Now Festival Experimental Theatre Commission, Miami Light Project, FL

 

2007
Betty Laird Perry Museum Purchase Award, The Patricia & Philip Frost Museum, Miami, FL

 

SCREENINGS

 

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Talbot Rice Gallery, The University of Edinburgh, U.K.
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Byrd, Cathy. “Susan Lee-Chun: It’s a pleasure (not) to meet you & Jillian Mayer: Day Off”, The Miami Rail, June 2016.
Graver, David. “Jillian Mayer’s “Day Off” at David Castillo Gallery, Miami”, Cool Hunting, May 3, 2016.
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Goyanes, Rob. “Miami Artist Jillian Mayer Is Laughing All the Way to the Singularity”, Artsy, April 8, 2016.
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Ogle, Connie. “O, Miami packs a poetry punch”, Miami Herald, March 30, 2016.
Uszerowicz, Monica. “Miami Artist Offers a VR-Inspired Guided Pool Meditation”, The Creators Project, March 25, 2016.
Mechling, Lauren. “Why Cotton Underwear Is Cool Again—And Better for Your Health”, Vogue, March 18, 2016.
Palop, Benoit. “5 Experimental Video Artists to Keep an Eye On in 2016”, The Creators Project, February 23, 2016.
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SELECTED COLLECTIONS

 

UCLA Sundance Collection
Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, Florida
Young at Art Children’s Museum, Davie, Florida
Dennis & Debra Scholl, Miami, Florida
Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida