Jerry Zeniuk

1945 · United States

Artist biography

Jerry Zeniuk is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from the United States. Jerry Zeniuk was born in 1945. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Chuck Close, Dale Chihuly, Bruce Nauman, James Turrell and Barbara Kruger.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jerry Zeniuk's work is available on display in 7 galleries around the globe, such as in Italy, Switzerland, and Germany. The galleries exhibiting Jerry Zeniuk's work include ABC - ARTE in Genova, Slewe Galerie in Amsterdam, as well as Annemarie Verna Galerie in Zurich. Jerry Zeniuk most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at ABC - ARTE in Genova (02 May 2019 until 13 September 2019) with the exhibition ABSOLUTE PAINTING. Jerry Zeniuk's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Slewe Galerie in Amsterdam (21 February 2020 - 27 March 2020) with the name Paintings and Annemarie Verna Galerie in Zurich (21 February 2019 - 12 April 2019) with the name A new room: Marisa Merz and Mario Merz. Jerry Zeniuk's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called How to paint and took place at Annemarie Verna Galerie in Zurich, Switzerland from the 17 February 2018 to 14 April 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, particularly New York city, endures as a central 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 influential art centre emerged in the post war era, and the city thrived in affirming its dominance over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful international art centre. The predominance of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern era has granted 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 emerged in the US. These very movements also reverberated into a multitude of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally acclaimed 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 Jerry Zeniuk

Born in 1945, Jerry Zeniuk's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1960s. In the art sphere, a multitude of significant changes were also taking place. Pop Art, embodying the culture of mass media through the works of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Tom Wesselmann, was slowly breaking down the bases on which the production and reception of art were built. Getting inspired from the imagery of popular culture and mass consumerism, the Pop Artists refuted the authority of highbrow art and created a ground-breaking movement, while Minimalism, simultaneously appearing, was rejecting any form of emotional expression and focused on art’s theoretical aspect – aiming for pure visual responses. Honesty and an void of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, embodied by artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Uninterested in the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on delivering artworks mainly composed of polished, clean lines and geometrical elements. The very first blossoming of Conceptualism was highly influenced by the purity of Minimalism but went further in denying all pre-existing conceptions inherent to art, similarly to what Pop Artists were trying to achieve by uplifting popular culture to the status of high art. Several schools of philosophy deeply influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists heavily seduced by the ideas of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide success through their depiction of the human form and the lament often linked to the human condition. worldwide, an important number of art movements resonated with the radical changes of the 1960s, often prone to their own regional distinctions. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni created Spatialism, while in Germany, the Zero group adopted similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

Jerry Zeniuk