Kembra Pfahler

1961 · United States

Artist biography

Kembra Pfahler is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from the United States. Kembra Pfahler was born in 1961. Artists Kara Walker, Jason Rhoades, Ellen Gallagher, Andrea Zittel, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt and Jean Michel Basquiat are of the same generation and same country as Kembra Pfahler.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Kembra Pfahler is represented and exhibited by The Hole in New York, the United States. Kembra Pfahler's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition REBEL WITHOUT A COCK at Emalin in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 31 May 2019 until 19 July 2019. Kembra Pfahler's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Simone Subal Gallery in New York (15 January 2020 - 22 February 2020) with the name Hybrids and Chapter NY in New York (26 June 2019 - 25 July 2019) with the name Condo New York. Kembra Pfahler's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Condo New York and took place at Chapter NY in New York, the United States from the 27 June 2018 to 26 July 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war period, when the cultural importance of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously considered as the most powerful art hub in the world. Leading art movements established and cultivated in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, 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 exercised a strong influence upon the visual culture of the World, due to the authority of its economic and political institutions. Key examples of critically acclaimed 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 Kembra Pfahler

Kembra Pfahler was born in 1961 and was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Kembra Pfahler

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