Cordy Ryman

1971 · United States

Artist biography

Cordy Ryman is an established mid-career artist, who originates from the United States, like other well-known artists such as Yves Marchand, Matthew Larson, Ben Coonley, Hilaire Hiler, and Matt Endler. Cordy Ryman was born in 1971.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Cordy Ryman's work is on display at Goucher College Art Galleries in Baltimore, the United States. Cordy Ryman's work has most recently been exhibited at Klowden Mann in Los Angeles (13 July 2018 until 25 August 2018) with the exhibition Surface of a Sphere.

Cordy Ryman in private collections

On Artland Cordy Ryman's works can be found in the collection of Stalke Collection, who for instance also has works by other artists including Qafar Rzayev, Willy Spiller, and Hur Kyung-Ae.

Historical Context of United States

The US, in particular New York city, remains as a focal point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new multinational and highly powerful art centre came to be in the post war era, and the city thrived in affirming its dominance over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful international art centre. The authority of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern sphere has granted the country with a prevailing influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are essential art movements that emerged in the US. These very movements also reverberated into a multitude of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast adaptations of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally acclaimed U.S artists of the modern age 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 Cordy Ryman

Cordy Ryman was born in 1971, grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global 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 an important 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 prominent 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.

Cordy Ryman

  • Artworks in Collections 2
  • Exhibitions 4

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