Bethany Collins

1984 · United States

Artist biography

Bethany Collins is a mid-career established artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other well-known artists such as Daniel Massen, Edward Tamayo, Joan Nelson, Dashiell Manley, and Alex Dolores Salerno. Bethany Collins was born in 1984.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Bethany Collins' work. These are Patron and Gray | Chicago in the United States. Bethany Collins most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Patron in Chicago (12 February 2020 until 15 February 2020) with the exhibition Felix Art Fair. Bethany Collins' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Patron in Chicago (15 September 2018 - 27 October 2018) with the name Undersong and Patron in Chicago (08 March 2018 - 11 March 2018) with the name The Armory Show 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war era, when the cultural importance of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously thought of as the most significant art hub worldwide. Major art movements developed and cultivated in extensive 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 a multitude of post-modern repetitions of these many types. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has cultivated a strong influence over the visual culture of the World, due to the hegemony of its economic and political institutions. 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 Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins was born in 1984 and was largely 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 artists, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Conceptual photography led by German ideas and artists came to prominence. Artists like Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained major recognition, and inspired other artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who experimented with the kind of cinematic expansiveness associated with the German artists’ work. Painters like Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger exercised a notable influence on less established artists.

Bethany Collins