1977 · Canada
Jessica Eaton is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born in Canada, like other renowned artists such as Al Freeman, Stephen Appleby-Barr, Fiona Annis, Rod Penner, and Arvo Leo. Jessica Eaton was born in 1977.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Jessica Eaton is represented by two galleries. These are M+B in Los Angeles, the United States and Higher Pictures in New York, the United States. Jessica Eaton most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Higher Pictures in New York with the exhibition Solo Exhibition. The exhibition was open from 18 October 2019 until 29 November 2019.
Jessica Eaton in private collections
Further Biographical Context for Jessica Eaton
Born in 1977, Jessica Eaton's creative work was predominantly inspired 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, connected 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 YBAs 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 garnered a controversial reputation 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. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the decade, the controversial, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the atmosphere of the era.