Conor Mcgrady

1970 · Ireland

Artist biography

Conor Mcgrady is an established mid-career artist, who was born in Ireland, like other celebrated artists such as Conor Walton, David Thomas, Rebecca Gilbert, Pádraig Timoney, and Sarah Dwyer. Conor Mcgrady was born in 1970.

Conor Mcgrady's Gallery representation

Conor Mcgrady is represented by Miyako Yoshinga located in New York, the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Conor Mcgrady

Conor Mcgrady was born in 1970, grew up during the 1990s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse group of artists, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. A proliferation of trends characterised the decade, including the highly irreverent sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and extremely sensitive advancements of conceptualism as shown in the work of artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Conor Mcgrady

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