Kate Breakey

1957 · Australia

Artist biography

Kate Breakey is an established artist, who originates from Australia, like other renowned artists such as Andrée van Schaik, Robert Andrew, Gian Manik, Erin Hallyburton, and Vinh Nguyen. Kate Breakey was born in 1957.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Kate Breakey's work is available for viewing at Littlejohn Contemporary located in New York, the United States. Kate Breakey most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Littlejohn Contemporary in New York with the exhibition A New Year exhibition of artworks. The exhibition was open from 07 January 2020 until 29 February 2020.

Further Biographical Context for Kate Breakey

Born in 1957, Kate Breakey was primarily influenced by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a wish to evolve and reinforce itself, as a reaction to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art materialized by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, especially in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists drifting through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attained international success, as they were widely recognized as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, critically acclaimed in the 1970s.

Kate Breakey

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