Anna Membrino

1986 · United States

Artist biography

Anna Membrino is regarded as an emerging contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other famous artists such as Nina Kickbusch Griffin, Edward Shenk, Carol Carpenter, Kirk Stoller, and Jari Gaille. Anna Membrino was born in 1986.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Anna Membrino's work is available for viewing at Erin Cluley Gallery in Dallas, the United States. Anna Membrino most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Erin Cluley Gallery in Dallas with the exhibition Ground Swell. The exhibition was open from 22 November 2019 until 03 January 2020. Anna Membrino's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is SUMMER 2019, which took place at Erin Cluley Gallery in Dallas, the United States (19 July 2019 - 23 August 2019).

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war era, when the cultural importance of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly considered as the most significant art centre internationally. Major art movements established and cultivated in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has cultivated a strong influence over the global visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political structures. Key examples of critically acclaimed 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 Anna Membrino

Born in 1986, Anna Membrino was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group 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 famous member of YBAs 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 dominated 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 key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this outline.

Anna Membrino

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