Cynthia Daignault

1978 · United States

Artist biography

Cynthia Daignault is a mid-career established artist, who was born in the the United States, like other celebrated artists such as Erica Mahinay, Elias Telles, Noah Erenberg, John Slepian, and Liana Conyers. Cynthia Daignault was born in 1978.

Exhibitions

Cynthia Daignault most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at The Sunday Painter in London (21 February 2020 until 28 March 2020) with the exhibition Vape Smoke. Cynthia Daignault's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; The Sunday Painter in London (30 September 2017 - 11 November 2017) with the name Picture Lake and Night Gallery in Los Angeles (06 September 2019 - 18 October 2019) with the name Elegy. Cynthia Daignault's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Picture Lake and took place at The Sunday Painter in London, the United Kingdom from the 30 September 2017 to 11 November 2017.

Cynthia Daignault in private collections

On Artland Cynthia Daignault's works can be found in the following collection: Alejandro Jassan which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Qafar Rzayev, Sarah Derat, and Douglas Mandry.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, especially New York city, remains as a central point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly influential art centre came to be in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its supremacy over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful global 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 influential art movements that emerged in the United States. These very movements also echoed into a myriad of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished 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 Cynthia Daignault

Cynthia Daignault was born in 1978 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread 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 a key 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 leading 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.

Cynthia Daignault

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 12

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