Jillian Mayer

1984 · United States

Artist biography

Jillian Mayer is a mid-career established artist, who was born in the the United States, like other famous artists such as Deborah Brown, Wafaa Bilal, Allison Sommers, Facundo De Zuviría, and Raphael Gleitsman. Jillian Mayer was born in 1984.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jillian Mayer is represented by David Castillo Gallery in Miami, the United States. Jillian Mayer most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Annka Kultys Gallery | London in the United Kingdom with the exhibition Impressions. The exhibition was open from 24 October 2018 until 24 November 2018. Jillian Mayer's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer in Vienna (06 March 2020 - 18 April 2020) with the name Rhizome - Images of Thought and Diane Rosenstein in Los Angeles (03 January 2020 - 31 January 2020) with the name King Dogs Never Grow Old: Curated by Brooke Wise. Jillian Mayer's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called CAT SCAN and took place at 68projects in Berlin, Germany from the 02 August 2018 to 08 September 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war period, when the cultural status of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously considered as the most powerful art hub in the world. Leading art movements developed and cultivated in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied 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 iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has exercised a powerful influence over the visual culture of the World, due to the hegemony of its economic and political structures. 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 Jillian Mayer

Jillian Mayer was born in 1984 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse group of creatives, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most successful artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Also gaining prominence at this time was a developing trend in Japan related to the huge boom in advertising and consumerism that took place during the economic dominance of the 1980s. The indigenous comic book culture of manga, allied to trends in advertising, graphic design and packaging, saw a young artist called Takashi Murakami develop his theories which he coined ’Superflat’. Influenced by his experiences in New York City in the mid-1990s, Murakami formed a powerful collective called Kaikaikiki, which became internationally renowned as an artistic group.

Jillian Mayer

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