Deborah Kass

1952 · United States

Artist biography

Deborah Kass is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in the United States. Deborah Kass was born in 1952. Born in the same country and around the same year are Jenny Holzer, Bill Viola, Carrie Mae Weems, Cindy Sherman and Jeff Koons.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Deborah Kass is represented by several galleries around the world, including countries such as Italy and the United States. Some of those galleries are Brand New Gallery in Milan, as well as Paul Kasmin Gallery | 27th Street and Paul Kasmin | 297 Tenth Avenue in New York. Deborah Kass' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Word up! at C24 Gallery in New York, the United States. The exhibition was open from 25 September 2019 until 08 November 2019. Deborah Kass' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Postmasters in New York (05 June 2019 - 19 July 2019) with the name PRIDE a large-scale exhibition marking the #Stonewall50 anniversary and Kavi Gupta Gallery | Washington Blvd in Chicago (14 November 2019 - 17 January 2020) with the name To Reclaim. Deborah Kass' first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called PRIDE a large-scale exhibition marking the #Stonewall50 anniversary and took place at Postmasters in New York, the United States from the 05 June 2019 to 19 July 2019.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war era, when the cultural status of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously considered as the most powerful art hub internationally. Leading art movements developed and fostered in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern repetitions of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has cultivated a powerful influence over the worldwide visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political structures. Key examples of important 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 Deborah Kass

Born in 1952, Deborah Kass was primarily influenced by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central strains of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the expansive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating mysterious and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly respected figures worldwide. A number of the artists who gained fame and successful in the 1960s remained leading figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first type of cross cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a major international celebrity in his own right. International movements began to gain popularity included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed momentous commercial and critical success. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the leading critical and institutional levers in New York.

Deborah Kass

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