Donna Ciaciarella

1956

Artist biography

Donna Ciaciarella is seen as an established contemporary artist, Donna Ciaciarella was born in 1956. Artists like Michel François, Luca Missoni, Gosbert Adler, Charles Jarboe, and Charles Belle were also born in 1956.

Further Biographical Context for Donna Ciaciarella

Born in 1956, Donna Ciaciarella grew up during the 1970s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a longing to evolve and reinforce itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art materialized by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its status, particularly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists drifting through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. A few significant global movements that sharpened the decade include photorealism, which was initially introduced in the 1960s and reached commercial and critical success in the 1970s, as well as feminism which deeply influenced the visual culture.

Donna Ciaciarella

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