Elizabeth Peyton

1965 · United States

Artist biography

Elizabeth Peyton is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born in the United States. Elizabeth Peyton was born in 1965. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Kara Walker, Jason Rhoades, Ellen Gallagher, Andrea Zittel, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt and Jean Michel Basquiat.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Elizabeth Peyton is represented by several galleries around the world, including countries such as Belgium, Denmark, and the United States. Some of those galleries are Gladstone Gallery in Belgium, Edition Copenhagen in Denmark, as well as Regen Projects in the United States. Elizabeth Peyton's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Solo Exhibition at Sadie Coles HQ | Davies Street in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 03 May 2019 until 14 June 2019. Elizabeth Peyton's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Charity (25 November 2019 - 20 December 2019) at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Salzburg Villa Kast in Austria and Portraits, from the 17th to the 21st century (13 March 2020 - 02 May 2020) at Galerie Nathalie Obadia | Brussels in Belgium. Elizabeth Peyton's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Body Count and took place at Jack Hanley Gallery in New York, the United States from the 24 April 2019 to 24 May 2019.

Elizabeth Peyton in private collections

On Artland, Robert Mollers includes works by Elizabeth Peyton, but also others by Hur Kyung-Ae, Cristiano Carotti, and Tora Aghabayova, critically acclaimed artists and prominent figures of the Art World.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war period, when the cultural prominence 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 variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern echoes of these many types. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has exercised a powerful influence upon the global visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political structures. Key examples of world renowned 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 Peyton

Elizabeth Peyton was born in 1965 and was primarily inspired creatively 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, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties 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 recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Elizabeth Peyton

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