BORN 1963

Gillian Wearing, Me as an Artist in 1984, 2014. Framed C-type print. 51 x 63 x 1 in. © Gillian Wearing, courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles. Linda Pace Foundation Collection, Ruby City, San Antonio, Texas.

Gillian Wearing is known for her method of documentation of everyday life through photography and video, concerning individual identity within the private and the public spaces, where Wearing blurs the line between reality and fiction. Her work in photography and video at first appear like most other journalistic methods of documentation seen in television and documentaries, but after further examination it becomes apparent that they do not conform to mass-media conventions.

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