Heather Gwen Martin

1977 · Canada

Artist biography

Heather Gwen Martin is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Canada, like other prominent artists such as Kate Sansom, Unknown C., Constance Bachmann, Nadine Faraj, and Philippe Malouin. Heather Gwen Martin was born in 1977.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Heather Gwen Martin is represented by L.A. Louver located in Los Angeles, the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Heather Gwen Martin

Heather Gwen Martin was born in 1977 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s 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 particular 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 developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Heather Gwen Martin