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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 marks a return to the postmodern feminist theory that inspired her senior thesis, “The Female Object” as an art student at RISD in the 80’s. “Glass Ceiling”, and “Horse” find their unique voice by way of interrogating the banal; the politics of the body and representation are shown to play out in everything. Recent exhibitions include “Horse” currently on exhibition in Toronto and a major mid-career retrospective at Stockholm’s Fotografiska Museum, which ended in February 2014. She has published books— “Monkey Portraits*” and “Bear Portraits” published by Little, Brown and “Horses” by Rizzoli. And TF Editores and DAP published “End Times.”

Public Collections

Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
The Kemper Museum, Kansas City, Missouri
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC
Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida
The West Collection, Oaks, Pennsylvania
Sprint Nextel Corporation, Overland Park, Kansas
Franklin Company Collections, Los Angeles
L, G, & F Advertising, Brussels, Belgium
Kevin Thomas Films
ParVest Asset Management
Hallmark Collection, Kansas City, Missouri

BOOKS

EXHIBITIONS

2014

“Monkey Portraits & End Times” Jaski Art Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“Horse” O’Born Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
“Welcome to LA/Please Come Again” LAX Airport, Los Angeles

2013

“Jill Greenberg, Works 2001-2011” Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden
"FACE it," Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, New York
“Photo 13: Jill Greenberg, Bastienne Schmidt, and Roger Ricco,” Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, New York

2012

“Horses” Jaski Art Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“Horse” ClampArt, New York City
“Legitimate Rape : Political Art in 2012” Group Show, Katherine Cone Gallery, Los Angeles
"Dark Blue: The Water as Protagonist," Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
“Glass Ceiling & Horse” O’born Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
“America Rules!,” The West Collection at SEI, Oaks, Pennsylvania
"Getxophoto Festival 2012: In Praise of Childhood," Bilbao, Spain
“Full of Grace,” Palm Beach Photographic Centre, West Palm Beach
"Glass Ceiling," O’Born Contemporary, Toronto
“Commentary and Dissent,” Katherine Cone Gallery, Los Angeles

2011

“Glass Ceiling,” Hagedorn Foundation gallery, in conjunction with Atlanta
Celebrates Photography, Atlanta
“Glass Slipper,” Grey Area, Pulse Los Angeles
“American Girl Doll,” Billboard LAXART, Pacific Standard Time, Los Angeles
“(Un)Natural Histories,” Kemper Museum, Kansas City, MO
“2011 Juried Art Show,” The SoFA Gallery / Grunwald Gallery of Art, The Kinsey
Institute, Bloomington, Indiana

"Dangerously Young," Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent Belgium
“Glass Ceiling,” ClampArt, New York City
“Horses,” ClampArt, New York City
“Open Daybook Project Exhibit,” LACE, Los Angeles
“Ursine,” Jaski Art Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2010

“Humanimal,” Portsmouth Museum of Art, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
“Exposed: Photography Group Show,” Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville, Connecticut
“Bumpy Ride,” MACRO Future, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, in conjunction with FotoGrafia, Rome
“Heads or Tails,” Mary Ryan Gallery, New York
“Proof,” Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
“Museum of Unnatural History,” ClampArt, New York
“SHOOT!,” Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, California
“Jill Greenberg,” acte2galerie, Paris, France
“Jill Greenberg: Monkey Portraits,” John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

2009


“Jill Greenberg: New Bears,” ClampArt, New York
“Bear Portraits,” Guy Hepner, Los Angeles
“Jill Greenberg: Monkey Portraits,” National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia
“Staged,” Michelle Mosko Fine Art, Denver, Colorado
“18 Mammals,” Carroll Square Gallery, Washington, DC
“Intelligent Design: Interspecies Art,” Sweeney Gallery, UC Riverside, California
“Animal Attraction,” Ambient Art Projects, Las Vegas, Nevada
“Wild Things,” Stricola Contemporary, New York City (Curated by Greg Garry)
“Jill Greenberg: Monkeys and Bears,” Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, Colorado
“Jill Greenberg: Monkeys and Bears,” Michele Mosko Fine Art, Denver, Colorado
“Kids Behaving Badly,” ClampArt, New York City
“Intimacy & Seduction,” The Madden Museum, Greenwood Village, Colorado
“Iris Slide Show Night,” Annenberg Foundation Photography Space, Los Angeles, California

2008

“Transfigure,” Kemper Museum, Kansas City, Missouri
“Play/Quatre Jeux,” O’Born Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
“Jill Greenberg: Photographs,” Southeast Museum for Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida
“Jill Greenberg: Monkey Portraits,” Eleanor London Cote-St-Luc Public Library, Montreal, Canada
“Jill Greenberg: Monkey Portraits,” National Academy of Sciences, National Academy’s Upstairs Gallery, Washington DC
“The Body is Art” Michele Mosko Fine Art, Denver, Colorado

2007

“Empty Nest: The Changing Face of Childhood in Art, 1880 to the Present,” Nathan A. Bernstein & Co. Ltd., New York City (Curated by Lowell Pettit)
“Jill Greenberg,” Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles
“Jill Greenberg: Ursine,” ClampArt, New York City
“Jill Greenberg: End Times,” ClampArt, New York City [In the Project Room]
“Eat the Food!,” Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto (Curated by Camilla Singh)
“Kids: Julie Blackmon, Ruud van Empel, Jill Greenberg,” David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island (Curated by Jo-Ann Conklin)
“Jill Greenberg: Monkey Portraits,” National Academy of Sciences, Keller Gallery, Washington DC
“The Evolution of the Digital Portrait,” ClampArt, New York City
“Ominous Atmosphere,” Heather Marx Gallery, San Francisco (Co-curated by Jeff Dauber)
“End Times,” Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, Australia
“Human in Animals,” Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston
“Why Look at Animals,” Artspace, New Haven, Connecticut (Curated by Denise Markonish)
“Slideluck Potshow IX,” Sandbox Studios, New York City
“Photo LA,” Los Angeles

2006

“Animal House,” Islip Art Museum, East Islip, New York (Curated Karen Shaw)
“It’s All About Me,” Chelsea Art Museum, New York City
“Jill Greenberg: Monkey Portraits,” ClampArt, New York City
“End Times,” Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles
“Offspring,” Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
“The Photography Show 2006,” The Association of International Photography Art Dealers, New York City

2005 “Animal Tales”, DFN Gallery, New York City

2004 “Monkey Portraits,” Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles

1999 “Christmas Show,” American Fine Art, New York City

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