Jillian Mayer

Render Room

October 19–November 16, 2019


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Jillian Mayer. Render Room, Installation view, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, 2019

Jillian Mayer. Render Room, Installation view, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, 2019

Jillian Mayer. Render Room, Installation view, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, 2019

Jillian Mayer. Render Room, Installation view, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, 2019

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Steve Turner is pleased to present Render Room, a solo exhibition by Miami-based Jillian Mayer consisting of sculptures and quasi-functional furniture that the artist describes as  “inspired by digital static.” Presented as an installation, the works were motivated by Mayer’s concern that our cities, buildings and furniture will soon only look like the computer programs in which they were designed. Render Room is a physical manifestation of this future. 

Jillian Mayer (b. 1984, Miami) earned a BFA at Florida International University, Miami (2012) and has had residencies at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha (2019), Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito (2018); Ox-Bow School of Art, Chicago (2018). She has had solo exhibitions at Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus (2019), Tufts University, Boston (2018); Postmasters Gallery, New York (2018); Perez Art Museum, Miami (2016) and David Castillo Gallery, Miami (2011 & 2016). Through video, sculpture, photography, performance and installation, Mayer explores the impact that technology has on our lives, bodies, and identities. Render Room is her first exhibition at Steve Turner.


Born 1984, Miami
Lives and works in Miami

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019
Render Room, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
TIMESHARE, University of Buffalo Art Museum, Buffalo
2018
Still Life Scans: Jillian Mayer, Miami International Airport, Miami
Slumpies: Jillian Mayer, Kunsthalle Aarhus, Aarhus, DK
Jillian Mayer: Slumpies, Royal Theatre Denmark, Copenhagen
Survivalist Art, There There, Los Angeles
Post Posture, Postmasters Gallery, New York
Winter Slumpies, Tufts University, Boston
2017
Impressions, Speak in Code, Billboard with Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami
2016
Slumpies, Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami
Social Structures, Art in Buildings, New York
SHOWROOM, LAXART, Los Angeles
DAY OFF,  David Castillo Gallery, Miami
Strangers in Paradise: Jillian Mayer/Carolyn Janssen, ArtSpace, Raleigh
2015
Touchers, Aspect Ratio, Chicago
Relax Attack, Plug Projects, Kansas City, MO
2014
Scenic Jogging: Jillian Mayer, TractionArts, Los Angeles
Salt 09: Jillian Mayer, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake
2013
Landscape, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
Precipice/PostModem, Locust Projects, Miami
2012
Erasey Page, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach
2011
Love Trips, World Class Boxing, Miami
Family Matters, David Castillo Gallery, Miami

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019
Untitled Art Fair with Steve Turner, Miami Beach (Upcoming)
Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas, Queens Museum, New York
2018
Paradox: The Body in the Age of A.I., Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
Cat Scan, 68Projects, Berlin
E States Realism, ArtCenter South Florida, Miami
Jillian Mayer: Screening, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Soon Enough, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm
2017
Past Skin, MoMA PS1, New York
Prospect.4, New Orleans
Mundos Alternos, PST LA/LA, California Museum of Photography, Riverside
No burden as heavy, David Castillo Gallery, Miami
COMM | ALT | SHIFT, Aljira A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark
Biennial of Moving Images, Faena Arts, Miami
Biennale of Moving Images, Faena Art Center Buenos Aires
A Goth’s Life: Film Cologne program, Art Cologne
2016
Atlanta Biennial, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta
Audio Source Selector, Omphalous, Terilizzi, Italy
Camera Lucida, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn, AL
Intersectionality, MOCA Nomi, N. Miami
Implied Interaction, CINTAS Foundation, MDC Museum of Art & Design, Miami
Pain Tero Flight, Upfor Gallery, Portland, OR
2015
Self- Proliferation, The Girls Club Collection, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
The Occasional, LAX ART, Los Angeles
If You Leave Me Can I Come Too?, Hunter East Harlem Gallery, New York
Open Call: Web-Based Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami
Summer Show, David Castillo Gallery, Miami
Play Time, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
Optimized Textures, Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover, Germany
Alternative Contemporaneities: Temporary Auto Zones, MOCA Nomi, Miami
You Won’t Believe, Division Gallery, Montreal
Locally Sourced, American University Museum, Washington, D.C.
2014
The Moment. The Backdrop. Persona, Girls Club Collection, Ft. Lauderdale
400 Nudes. Montreal Biennale, Montreal
Amerika, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach
LIKE, KBH Kunstahal, Copenhagen
LIKE, Gallery Q / The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen
Florida Prize in Contemporary Art, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando
Impact and Legacy: 50 Years of the CINTAS Foundation, MDC Museum of Art & Design, Miami
2013
There is No Rewind, Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburg, Scotland.
Counting Backwards, Young At Art Children’s Museum, Ft. Lauderdale
Optic Nerve XV, Contemporary Museum of Art, Miami
Carte Blanche, 25 Years of Filmmaker Magazine Retrospective, MoMA, New York
2012
Cintas Fellowship, Freedom Tower, Miami-Dade College, Miami
This and That: Unconventional Selections from the Permanent Collection, Frost Art Museum, Miami
Rockland Shorts, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
Aesthetics & Values, Frost Art Museum, Miami
2011
Cintas Fellowship Finalist, Freedom Tower, Miami-Dade College, Miami
South Florida Consortium Show, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood
Optic Nerve XIII, De la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, Miami
Optic Nerve XIII, Contemporary Museum of Art, North Miami
Intimate Civic and Everyday Explorers Museum of Contemporary, Photography, Chicago
Enter the Nineties, Miami-Dade Library, Miami
Amid Street Noise, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale
Sum of the Parts, David Castillo Gallery, Miami
Kissing, Fighting, Dancing, Fabric Workshop, Miami
Juried Biennial, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
VOXELVISION 1.0., Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia
2010
The Maginot Line, David Castillo Gallery, Miami
YouTube Creative Biennial, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy; Guggenheim  Museum, Bilbao; Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin
Fighting, Kissing, Dancing, De la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, Miami
INDUSTRIAL 59, National Center for Contemporary Art, Russia
Optic Nerve XXI, Contemporary Museum of Art, Miami
DCG Open, David Castillo Gallery, Miami
T.A.TE Modern Munchen, Beuys Birthday, Munich
Open Art Festival, Salzburg, Salzburg
Mrs. Ms, The Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts
2009
J-Lep, Roy & Edna Disney/Red Cat, Los Angeles
New Works, 20/20 Gallery, Miami
Take Out Show, Brevard Art Museum, Melbourne FL
Cutter 2, SFcameraworks, San Francisco
OHWOW, Confections, Miami
2008
Cutter, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco
Woman is Here, Superheadz, Tokyo
2007
FIU BFA ART Show, Frost Museum, Miami
Visual Aids, Savacou Gallery Chelsea, New York