Cécile B. Evans

1983 · United States

Artist biography

Cécile B. Evans is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States, like other prominent artists such as Zoe Pettijohn Schade, Roy Mcmakin, Zoya Siddiqui, Augustus Vincent Tack, and Debra Scacco. Cécile B. Evans was born in 1983.


Cécile B. Evans' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Emanuel Layr in Vienna (18 March 2020 - 20 March 2020) with the name Art Basel, Hong Kong and Galerie Emanuel Layr in Vienna (15 June 2017 - 18 June 2017) with the name Art Basel. Cécile B. Evans' first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Art Basel and took place at Galerie Emanuel Layr in Vienna, Austria from the 15 June 2017 to 18 June 2017.

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, especially in the post war era, when the cultural status of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously thought of as the most significant art centre worldwide. Major art movements established and cultivated in significant 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 various post-modern repetitions of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has cultivated a strong influence over the international 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 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 Cécile B. Evans

Born in 1983, Cécile B. Evans 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, connected 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 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 garnered 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 was predominant in 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 central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this agenda.

Cécile B. Evans