Jennie C. Jones

1968 · United States

Artist biography

Jennie C. Jones is an established mid-career artist, who originates from the United States. Jennie C. Jones was born in 1968. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Kara Walker, Jason Rhoades, Ellen Gallagher, Andrea Zittel, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt and Jean Michel Basquiat.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jennie C. Jones' work is available on display in Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in New York, the United States and Patron in Chicago, the United States. Jennie C. Jones' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition The Armory Show 2020 | Booth #P19 at Patron in Chicago, the United States. The exhibition was open from 04 March 2020 until 07 March 2020. Jennie C. Jones' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Felix Art Fair (12 February 2020 - 15 February 2020) at Patron in Chicago and Jennie C. Jones (02 February 2018 - 24 March 2018) at Patron in Chicago. Jennie C. Jones' first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called POWER and took place at Sprüth Magers | Berlin in Germany from the 29 March 2017 to 10 June 2017.

Historical Context of United States

The US, especially New York city, remains as a focal point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly powerful art centre emerged in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful international art centre. The authority of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern sphere has granted the country with a powerful influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are significant art movements that flourished in the US. These very movements also echoed into a multitude of variations, such as alternative 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 contemporary period 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 Jennie C. Jones

Born in 1968, Jennie C. Jones' creative work was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were a significant decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Jennie C. Jones

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