Jeff Wall

A highly influential force in contemporary photography, Jeff Wall is largely known for his “cinematographic” images. Dramatically back-lit, these images are composed using individual negatives from a collection of both natural, and staged scenes that are stitched together using digital technology so that the final product appears as a single photograph. This symphony of happenstance and choreographed elements create balanced compositions while maintaining the serendipitous nature associated with photography. Born in Vancouver, BC, Wall studied at the University of British Columbia before attending the Courtauld Institute (London, GBR). Immensley successful, Wall’s works have exhibited at prestigious institutions including the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, ON), Art Institute of (Chicago, IL), and the Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels, BEL). In 2006, Wall was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and, in 2007, was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. His works are featured in the permanent collections of the Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver, BC), Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), TATE Modern (London, GBR), and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY).

Birth Location:
Vancouver, BC