Frances Stark

1967 · United States

Artist biography

Frances Stark is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States. Frances Stark was born in 1967. Artists Kara Walker, Jason Rhoades, Ellen Gallagher, Andrea Zittel, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt and Jean Michel Basquiat are of the same generation and same country as Frances Stark.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Frances Stark is represented by 6 galleries around the world, including countries such as Italy, the United States, and Germany. Galleries include Gavin Brown's Enterprise | Rome in Italy, as well as Gavin Brown's Enterprise | Harlem and Galerie Buchholz | New York in the United States. Frances Stark most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at greengrassi in London (07 February 2020 until 14 March 2020) with the exhibition US Greatest Hits Mixtape: Volume 2. Frances Stark's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Christian Andersen in Denmark (28 May 2019 - 27 June 2019) with the name Lifeblood Film Club and Parkett Exhibition Space | Zurich in Switzerland (22 February 2020 - 18 July 2020) with the name (Self)Portraits. Frances Stark's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called The Party and took place at Anton Kern Gallery in New York, the United States from the 12 July 2018 to 31 August 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, especially New York city, remains as a central point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new multinational and highly powerful art hub came to be in the post war era, and the city thrived in asserting its supremacy over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful global art centre. The authority of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern era has provided the country with a prevailing influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are essential art movements that flourished in the United States. These very movements also echoed into a myriad of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the modern age 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 Frances Stark

Born in 1967, Frances Stark's creative work was largely influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable 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. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international 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 prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Frances Stark

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