Gary Hill

1951 · United States

Artist biography

Gary Hill is an established contemporary artist, who was born in the United States. Gary Hill was born in 1951. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Bill Viola, Tony Oursler, Cindy Sherman and Keith Haring.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Gary Hill is represented and exhibited by multiple galleries around the world, in countries such as Italy and Germany. Galleries exhibiting Gary Hill's work include Lia Rumma | Naples and Lia Rumma Gallery in Italy, and DNA in Germany. Gary Hill's work has most recently been exhibited at In Situ Fabienne Leclerc in Paris (19 October 2019 until 30 November 2019) with the exhibition STOP - Exposition collective des Artistes de la Galerie. Gary Hill's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Lia Rumma | Naples in Italy (19 October 2019 - 18 January 2020) with the name Ghost Chance and Lia Rumma | Naples in Italy (04 April 2019 - 06 June 2019) with the name GRADO ZERO . Gary Hill's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called GRADO ZERO and took place at Lia Rumma | Naples in Italy from the 04 April 2019 to 06 June 2019.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war era, when the cultural prominence of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously thought of as the most significant art centre globally. Major art movements established and fostered in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern repetitions of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary age, the United States has exercised a strong influence over the visual culture of the World, due to the dominion of its economic and political systems. 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 Gary Hill

Born in 1951, Gary Hill was predominantly inspired by the 1970s growing up. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all characteristic of a strong desire to evolve and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, including some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre reclaimed its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and popularity, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a key figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-cultural activity that no other visual artist of such standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. All over, numerous movements defined the 1970s. Amongst others, feminism and the new radical philosophies it entailed strongly influenced the visual culture. Photorealism, which had emerged in the 1960s, also gained critical and commercial success. The critical, leading artistic pillars of New York city started to embrace painters and sculptors from Latin America.

Gary Hill