Lisa Yuskavage

1962 · United States

Artist biography

Lisa Yuskavage is an established contemporary artist, who originates from the United States. Lisa Yuskavage was born in 1962. 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 Lisa Yuskavage.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Lisa Yuskavage's work is available on display in multiple galleries around the globe such as in the United Kingdom and the United States. Galleries include David Zwirner | London in the United Kingdom, as well as David Zwirner | 69th Street and David Zwirner | 20th Street in the United States. Lisa Yuskavage's work has most recently been exhibited at David Zwirner | London in the United Kingdom (07 June 2017 until 28 July 2017) with the exhibition Solo Exhibition . Lisa Yuskavage's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; They Gaze (06 June 2019 - 17 July 2019) at James Fuentes in New York and SEED (21 June 2018 - 10 August 2018) at Paul Kasmin Gallery | 27th Street in New York.

Lisa Yuskavage in private collections

It is the collector Richard Jacobs, who is in possession of art by Lisa Yuskavage at Artland. Richard Jacobs also has works by other artists including Hur Kyung-Ae, Sarah Derat, and Willy Spiller.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, particularly New York city, remains as a focal point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new multinational and highly influential art hub appeared in the post war era, and the city thrived in asserting its supremacy over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful international art capital. The authority of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern sphere has granted the country with a prevailing influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are influential art movements that flourished in the US. These very movements also echoed into a multitude of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast adaptations of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally acclaimed U.S artists of the contemporary period age 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 Lisa Yuskavage

Lisa Yuskavage was born in 1962 and was largely inspired by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Lisa Yuskavage

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 6

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