Amy Sherald

1973 · Gabon

Artist biography

Amy Sherald is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in Gabon, like other celebrated artists such as Jacuzzi, Myriam Mihindou, Samuel Trenquier, Montana, and Garnett Puett. Amy Sherald was born in 1973.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Amy Sherald's work is available on display in Hauser & Wirth | East 69th Street in New York, the United States and moniquemeloche in Chicago, the United States. Amy Sherald's work has most recently been exhibited at Hauser & Wirth | West 22nd Street in New York (09 September 2019 until 25 October 2019) with the exhibition Solo Exhibition.

Further Biographical Context for Amy Sherald

Amy Sherald was born in 1973 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse group of practitioners, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most renowned artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became famous for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Relational Aesthetics became a key idea. It was a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud in the 1990s to describe the tendency to make art based on, or inspired by, human relations and their social context. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this agenda.

Amy Sherald

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