Jeff Wall

BIOGRAPHY

Born 1946


One of the most influential contemporary photographers, Jeff Wall’s reach extends to teaching and occasionally writing essays that frame his aesthetic beliefs. A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Wall makes thoughtful and meticulous large-scale Cibachrome transparencies mounted on light boxes – some “performed” cinematically and others unstaged in pre- or post-production – that were the subject of one-man retrospectives at The Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Tate Modern, London.  Wall cites Baudelaire’s attentiveness to the detail of the everyday and Velázquez as influences.  His work is in The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Hirshhorn Museum.