Elizabeth Englander

1988 · United States

Artist biography

Elizabeth Englander is a young emerging artist, who originates from the United States, like other well-known artists such as Ken Ellis, Shana Lutker, Brett Wallace, Bull.Miletic, and Chris Wiley. Elizabeth Englander was born in 1988.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Elizabeth Englander is represented by Interstate Projects in New York, the United States. Elizabeth Englander's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Bone Meal (28 September 2019 - 02 November 2019) at Motel in New York and An eye that tried so hard to see one particular thing that it ended up forgetting everything else (23 July 2019 - 07 September 2019) at Safe Gallery in New York. Elizabeth Englander's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called WATERLINES and took place at Betty Cuningham Gallery in New York, the United States from the 21 June 2018 to 03 August 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war period, when the cultural status of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously considered as the most powerful art centre globally. Major art movements established and cultivated in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has exercised a strong influence over the global visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political systems. Key examples of world renowned 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 Elizabeth Englander

Elizabeth Englander was born in 1988 and was primarily influenced by the 1990s. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse group of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was defiant yet entrepreneurial. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by many trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as shown in the work of artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Elizabeth Englander