Jessi Reaves

1986 · United States

Artist biography

Jessi Reaves is a young emerging artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other renowned artists such as Edward Jagman, Reed Danziger, Josh Dorman, Marnie Weber, and Addie Wagenknecht. Jessi Reaves was born in 1986.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jessi Reaves is represented by two galleries, which are Herald St in London, the United Kingdom and Bridget Donahue in New York, the United States. Jessi Reaves most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Herald St in London with the exhibition android stroll. The exhibition was open from 01 October 2017 until 12 November 2017. Jessi Reaves' work has also been exhibited during the Jessi Reaves II exhibition at Bridget Donahue in New York, the United States (13 March 2019 - 11 May 2019).

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war era, when the cultural status of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously thought of as the most important art hub worldwide. Major art movements established and fostered in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern echoes of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has cultivated a powerful influence upon the visual culture of the World, due to the authority of its economic and political structures. Key examples of critically acclaimed U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period 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 Jessi Reaves

Jessi Reaves was born in 1986 and was largely influenced by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a divisive public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this outline.

Jessi Reaves

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