Allison Katz

1980 · Canada

Artist biography

Allison Katz is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Canada, like other prominent artists such as Chris Buchan, Abbas Akhavan, Melanie Daniel, Frédéric Lavoie, and Middleton Manigault. Allison Katz was born in 1980.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Allison Katz' work is on display at Giò Marconi in Milan, Italy. Allison Katz' work are currently exhibiting at Modern Art in London with the exhibition The Corrosion (06 March 2020 - 09 May 2020). Allison Katz' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Studio Voltaire in London (25 September 2019 - 20 December 2019) with the name Mayfair at 31 Cork Street and The Approach in London (28 June 2018 - 23 September 2018) with the name Splendor Solis. Allison Katz' first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Splendor Solis and took place at The Approach in London, the United Kingdom from the 28 June 2018 to 23 September 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Allison Katz

Born in 1980, Allison Katz was predominantly inspired by the 1990s. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a varied collective of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was defiant yet commercial. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by many trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as represented in the work of artists including Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Allison Katz

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