Greg Ito

1987 · United States

Artist biography

Greg Ito is seen as an emerging artist, who was born in the United States - other established artists such as Kyle Thompson , Kero Sarkis Antoyan, Mike Mandel, Vadim Kharchenko, and Grandma Moses were also born inthe United States. Greg Ito was born in 1987.


Greg Ito most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at NoPlace in Oslo with the exhibition A SWAMP TALE. The exhibition was open from 14 June 2019 until 30 July 2019. Greg Ito's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Klowden Mann in Los Angeles (02 August 2019 - 30 August 2019) with the name The Passenger and Shulamit Nazarian in Los Angeles (25 May 2017 - 07 January 2017) with the name Broken Language. Greg Ito's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Broken Language and took place at Shulamit Nazarian in Los Angeles, the United States from the 25 May 2017 to 07 January 2017.

Historical Context of United States

The US, in particular New York city, endures as a focal 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 influential art centre emerged in the post war era, and the city succeeded in affirming its supremacy over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful global art centre. The predominance of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern sphere 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 influential art movements that flourished in the US. These very movements also echoed into a multitude of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast adaptations 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 Greg Ito

Born in 1987, Greg Ito was largely influenced by the 1990s. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse collective of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most renowned member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was rebellious yet entrepreneurial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as presented in the work of artists including Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Greg Ito

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