Grace Weaver

1989 · United States

Artist biography

Grace Weaver is an early career emerging artist, who originates from the United States, like other famous artists such as Don Doe, Paul Jenkins, Lauren Luloff, Robert Philipp, and Drewtoonz. Grace Weaver was born in 1989.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Grace Weaver is represented by two galleries, James Cohan Gallery | Lower East Side and Soy Capitán in Berlin, the United States and Germany respectively. Grace Weaver's work has most recently been exhibited at Koppe Astner in Glasgow (28 October 2017 until 09 December 2017) with the exhibition no hard feelings. Grace Weaver's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Fragmented Bodies (27 February 2020 - 18 April 2020) at Albertz Benda in New York and Grace Weaver (14 September 2018 - 28 October 2018) at James Cohan Gallery | Lower East Side in New York. Grace Weaver's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Marching To The Beat and took place at Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco, the United States from the 14 July 2017 to 26 August 2017.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the development 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 important art centre worldwide. Leading art movements developed and fostered in important 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 a multitude of post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has cultivated a strong influence upon the international 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 Grace Weaver

Grace Weaver was born in 1989 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1990s growing up. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse group of creatives, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most renowned artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Conceptual photography led by German ideas and artists came to prominence. Artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained major recognition, and inspired other artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who experimented with the kind of cinematic expansiveness associated with the German artists’ work. Painters like Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger exerted a notable influence on younger artists.

Grace Weaver

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 12

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