Barbara Kruger (b. 1945) is an artist who works with pictures and words. Her photography, immersive room wraps, public installations and multi-channel videos engage issues of power, pleasure, desire, disgust, money and mortality. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The Hammer Museum, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Guggenheim Museum, and the Broad Art Foundation among others. Her critical writings have focused on images, culture, and the world of appearances. She is a Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. Kruger lives in Los Angeles and New York.
Image credit: Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Whose?), 2017. Archival pigment print, 30 x 80 inches. Courtesy of artist