Dana Sherwood

1977 · United States

Artist biography

Dana Sherwood is a mid-career established artist, who was born in the the United States, like other prominent artists such as Grupo Frente, Tim Maul, Karen Heagle, Lauren Portada, and Daniel Gorski. Dana Sherwood was born in 1977.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Dana Sherwood is represented and exhibited by two galleries. These are Pinksummer in Genova, Italy and Denny Dimin Gallery in New York, the United States. Dana Sherwood's work has most recently been exhibited at Pinksummer in Genova (21 June 2019 until 21 June 2019) with the exhibition MYSTICAL GEOGRAPHIES AND LANDSCAPES OF DEEP TIME: THREE ARTISTS EXPLORE MONGOLIA. Dana Sherwood's work has also been exhibited during the Horses for the Trees exhibition at Denny Dimin Gallery in New York, the United States (31 October 2019 - 20 December 2019).

Historical Context of United States

The US, especially New York city, endures as a focal 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 multinational and highly influential art hub came to be in the post war era, and the city thrived in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful international art capital. The predominance of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern era has provided 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 significant art movements that flourished in the United States. These very movements also echoed into a multitude of variations, such as diverse 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 Dana Sherwood

Dana Sherwood was born in 1977 and was primarily inspired by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Dana Sherwood

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