Latoya Ruby Frazier

1982 · United States

Artist biography

Latoya Ruby Frazier is a mid-career established artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other famous artists such as Gyan Shrosbree, Nate Burbeck, Jen Aitken, Trey Egan, and Joe Suzuki. Latoya Ruby Frazier was born in 1982.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Latoya Ruby Frazier's work is available on display in 4 galleries around the globe, such as in Italy, France, and the United States. Some of those galleries are Galerie Michel Rein in Belgium, Galerie Michel Rein | Paris in France, as well as Gavin Brown's Enterprise | Rome in Italy. Latoya Ruby Frazier most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Sprüth Magers | Berlin in Germany with the exhibition POWER. The exhibition was open from 29 March 2017 until 10 June 2017.

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 era, when the cultural importance of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously thought of as the most significant art hub globally. Major art movements established and cultivated in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied 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 movements. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has exercised a strong influence over the global visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political structures. Key examples of world renowned U.S artists of the modern and contemporary era 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 Latoya Ruby Frazier

Born in 1982, Latoya Ruby Frazier was largely inspired by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning 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 collective of practitioners, 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 famous 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 noted 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 gained considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. A proliferation of trends characterised the decade, including the highly irreverent sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and extremely sensitive advancements of conceptualism as evidenced by the work of artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Latoya Ruby Frazier

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