Catherine Christie

1968

Artist biography

Catherine Christie is an established mid-career contemporary artist, Catherine Christie was born in 1968. Also born in 1968 and of this same generation are Kristen Morgin, Kristin Lucas, Erik Van Lieshout, Samson Bonson, and Stan Shellabarger.

Further Biographical Context for Catherine Christie

Catherine Christie was born in 1968 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were a key decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Catherine Christie

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