Christina Seely

1976 · United States

Artist biography

Christina Seely is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States, like other celebrated artists such as James Lee Byars, David Lynch, Janice Sztabnik, Robin Mandel, and Tomory Dodge. Christina Seely was born in 1976.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Christina Seely's work is available for viewing at Euqinom gallery located in San Francisco, the United States. Christina Seely's work has most recently been exhibited at Euqinom gallery in San Francisco (04 February 2020 until 27 March 2020) with the exhibition Early Works / Never Shown. Christina Seely's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Euqinom gallery in San Francisco (15 November 2019 - 30 January 2020) with the name Perdita, In Finding(s) and Euqinom gallery in San Francisco (03 November 2017 - 25 November 2017) with the name Video installation: terra systema . tempo.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war era, when the cultural status of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously thought of as the most important art hub in the world. Major art movements established and cultivated in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied 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 powerful influence over the visual culture of the World, due to the dominion of its economic and political institutions. Key examples of world renowned 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 Christina Seely

Christina Seely was born in 1976 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a group 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 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 controversial 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 enterprising. The group dominated 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 influential idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this agenda.

Christina Seely

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