Anna Plesset

1977 · United States

Artist biography

Anna Plesset is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in the United States - other established artists such as Janet Biggs, Zoya Siddiqui, Alexandra Amirov, Lynn Aldrich, and Scott Albrecht were also born inthe United States. Anna Plesset was born in 1977.


Anna Plesset's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Various Records at Ben Hunter in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 14 February 2019 until 21 March 2019. Anna Plesset's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; The Armory Show (04 March 2020 - 07 March 2020) at Jack Barrett in New York and Various Records (22 March 2019 - 03 May 2019) at Patron in Chicago. Anna Plesset's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Various Records and took place at Ben Hunter in London, the United Kingdom from the 14 February 2019 to 21 March 2019.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war era, when the cultural status of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously thought of as the most powerful art hub globally. Major art movements developed and fostered in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern repetitions of these many types. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has cultivated a prevailing influence upon the global visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political structures. Key examples of critically acclaimed U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period 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 Plesset

Anna Plesset was born in 1977 and was primarily influenced by the 1990s. 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. A number 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 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 reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the decade, the controversial, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the cultural tone of the era.

Anna Plesset

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