Elizabeth Cooper

1972 · United States

Artist biography

Elizabeth Cooper is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from the United States, like other prominent artists such as Martin Mazorra, Shari Mendelson, Jonn Herschend, Brian Mahany, and Joseph James. Elizabeth Cooper was born in 1972.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Elizabeth Cooper's work is on display at Galerie Anke Schmidt located in Cologne, Germany. Elizabeth Cooper most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Hollis Taggart Galleries in New York with the exhibition HIGHLIGHT: CHELSEA. The exhibition was open from 06 October 2018 until 27 October 2018. Elizabeth Cooper's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Anke Schmidt in Cologne (22 November 2019 - 07 February 2020) with the name Solo Exhibition and Galerie Anke Schmidt in Cologne (10 April 2019 - 13 April 2019) with the name Art Cologne 2019.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war period, when the cultural importance of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously thought of as the most powerful art hub internationally. Major art movements established and cultivated in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has cultivated a strong influence over the global visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political structures. Key examples of important U.S artists of the modern and contemporary era 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 Elizabeth Cooper

Born in 1972, Elizabeth Cooper's creative work was largely inspired by the 1980s. 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 discrepancy, 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. influential 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 recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Elizabeth Cooper

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