Internationally Acclaimed Artist Discusses Her Work

Jillian Mayer, one of the artist’s featured in Camera Lucida visited Auburn’s art museum to present her work to students and the community. She discusses what it means to her to have her work displayed here in Auburn, as well as her reaction when her most well known work, “I AM Your Grandma,” reached over three million views on YouTube.

Mayer’s work is in the form of common viral videos that swarm the internet daily. She has presented her work at galleries and museums internationally such as MoMA, MoCA:NoMi, BAM, Bass Museum, the Contemporary Museum of Montreal with the Montreal Biennial (2014) and film festivals such as Sundance, SXSW, and the New York Film Festival. Mayer’s recent awards include the Creative Capital Fellowship for 2015 as well as the South Florida Cultural Consortium’s Visual/Media Artists Fellowship in 2011 and in 2014.

Produced by Tracy Awino, Auburn University journalism senior

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