Andrea Joyce Heimer

1981 · United States

Artist biography

Andrea Joyce Heimer is a mid-career established artist, who was born in the the United States, like other renowned artists such as Mark Kostabi, Catherine Wagner, Deborah Davidson, Jon Kessler, and Paul Feeley. Andrea Joyce Heimer was born in 1981.

Exhibitions

Andrea Joyce Heimer's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Chorus Organized with Bill Powers at Almine Rech Gallery | Paris in France. The exhibition was open from 11 October 2019 until 15 November 2019. Andrea Joyce Heimer's work has also been exhibited during the AWC Summer Camp: The Exhausted Land exhibition at Klosterfelde Edition in Berlin, Germany (19 July 2019 - 23 August 2019).

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war period, when the cultural prominence of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly considered as the most significant art hub in the world. Leading art movements developed and fostered in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern echoes of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has cultivated a strong influence over the visual culture of the World, due to the dominion of its economic and political systems. Key examples of important U.S artists of the modern and contemporary era include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Andrea Joyce Heimer

Andrea Joyce Heimer was born in 1981 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a divisive public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a leading idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this outline.

Andrea Joyce Heimer

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