Katherine Bowling

1955

Artist biography

Katherine Bowling is seen as an established artist, Katherine Bowling was born in 1955. Also born in 1955 and of this same generation are Asad Azi, Craig Berthold, Bo Bartlett, Beat Zoderer, and Kate Blacker.

Further Biographical Context for Katherine Bowling

Katherine Bowling was born in 1955 and was predominantly inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a key movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the spacious outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating mysterious and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly respected figures worldwide. A number of the artists who gained fame and successful in the 1960s remained dominant figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first kind of cross cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a major international celebrity in his own right. Towards the end of the 1970s, the emerging practices of graffiti and street art were beginning to gain attention in the fine art community. Artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat were working in downtown Manhattan and guaranteeing that spray paint and tagging gained some validity as a fine art practice, a trend which would fully develop and dominate throughout the following decade.

Katherine Bowling

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