Brie Ruais

1982 · United States

Artist biography

Brie Ruais is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born in the United States - other established artists such as M. Louise Stanley, Brian Maguire, Judith Barry, Kristen Divers, and Jason Daquino were also born inthe United States. Brie Ruais was born in 1982.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Brie Ruais is represented and exhibited by several galleries around the world, in countries like France and the United States. Some of those galleries are Lefebvre & Fils in Paris, as well as Albertz Benda and Interstate Projects in New York. Brie Ruais most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galleria Anna Marra in Rome with the exhibition Embodying: Flesh, Fiber, Features. The exhibition was open from 17 September 2019 until 25 October 2019. Brie Ruais' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; material properties (23 October 2019 - 19 December 2019) at Albertz Benda in New York and The Second Body (20 June 2019 - 26 July 2019) at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery in New York. Brie Ruais' first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Under the Night Sky and took place at Albertz Benda in New York, the United States from the 25 October 2018 to 15 December 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war period, when the cultural importance of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously considered as the most important art hub internationally. Major art movements established and fostered in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various 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 echoes of these many types. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has exercised a prevailing influence over the worldwide visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political structures. Key examples of important 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 Brie Ruais

Brie Ruais was born in 1982 and was predominantly influenced creatively 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 well-known 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 garnered 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 entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in 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 divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres epitomised the cultural tone of the era.

Brie Ruais

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