Erica Magrey

1977 · United States

Artist biography

Erica Magrey is a mid-career established artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other prominent artists such as Diana Yesenia Alvarado, Merion Estes, Ida Applebroog, Dorothy Miller, and Leee Black Childers. Erica Magrey was born in 1977.

Exhibitions

Erica Magrey most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Orgy Park in New York with the exhibition Please Be True. The exhibition was open from 21 November 2019 until 14 December 2019. Erica Magrey's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is ALTERNATIVE REALITIES , which took place at Essex Flowers in New York, the United States (06 September 2019 - 05 October 2019).

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war era, when the cultural prominence of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously thought of as the most powerful art hub globally. Major art movements established and fostered in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse 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 period, the United States has exercised a strong influence upon the visual culture of the World, due to the dominion of its economic and political structures. Key examples of critically acclaimed 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 Erica Magrey

Erica Magrey was born in 1977 and was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Erica Magrey

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