Jill Baroff

1954 · United States

Artist biography

Jill Baroff is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in the United States. Jill Baroff was born in 1954. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Jenny Holzer, Bill Viola, Carrie Mae Weems, Cindy Sherman and Jeff Koons.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jill Baroff's work is on display in two galleries, which are Bartha Contemporary in London, the United Kingdom and Galerie Christian Lethert in Cologne, Germany. Jill Baroff's work has most recently been exhibited at Bartha Contemporary in London (26 January 2019 until 12 April 2019) with the exhibition A Day’s Work. Jill Baroff's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Should I Stay or Should I Go? (27 February 2019 - 12 April 2019) at Bartha Contemporary in London and REFLEX II The Brain Closer Than The Eye (22 February 2018 - 05 May 2018) at Bartha Contemporary in London. Jill Baroff's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called REFLEX II The Brain Closer Than The Eye and took place at Bartha Contemporary in London, the United Kingdom from the 22 February 2018 to 05 May 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war era, when the cultural importance of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously considered as the most powerful art centre globally. Major art movements established and cultivated 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 a multitude of post-modern repetitions of these many types. In the modern and contemporary age, the United States has cultivated a powerful influence upon the visual culture of the World, due to the hegemony of its economic and political systems. Key examples of world renowned 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 Jill Baroff

Born in 1954, Jill Baroff was predominantly influenced by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central stresses of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the extensive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating cryptic and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly powerful figures worldwide. New York maintained an important position in the international art scene, ensuring that international artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. International movements began to gain prominence included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed significant commercial and critical achievements. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the leading critical and institutional levers in New York.

Jill Baroff

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