Cheryl Donegan

1962 · United States

Artist biography

Cheryl Donegan is an established contemporary artist, who originates from the United States. Cheryl Donegan was born in 1962. Also born in the United States around 1962 and of the same generation are Kara Walker, Jason Rhoades, Ellen Gallagher, Andrea Zittel, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt and Jean Michel Basquiat.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Cheryl Donegan's work is available on display in Levy.Delval in Brussels, Belgium and ASHES/ASHES in New York, the United States. Cheryl Donegan most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Levy.Delval in Brussels (03 March 2019 until 13 April 2019) with the exhibition Enchanted Samples. Cheryl Donegan's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Levy.Delval in Brussels (19 April 2017 - 23 April 2017) with the name Independent Brussels 2017 and Nicelle Beauchene Gallery in New York (01 October 2018 - 01 December 2018) with the name Housewarming.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war period, when the cultural prominence of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously thought of as the most significant art hub worldwide. Leading art movements developed and cultivated 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 various post-modern repetitions of these many types. In the modern and contemporary age, the United States has exercised a strong influence over the visual culture of the World, due to the hegemony 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 Cheryl Donegan

Born in 1962, Cheryl Donegan was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Cheryl Donegan