Liz Deschenes

1966 · United States

Artist biography

Liz Deschenes is a mid-career established artist, who originates from the United States. Liz Deschenes was born in 1966. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Kara Walker, Jason Rhoades, Ellen Gallagher, Andrea Zittel, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt and Jean Michel Basquiat.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Liz Deschenes' work, including galleries in countries such as the United Kingdom, France, and the United States. Galleries include Campoli Presti | London in the United Kingdom, Campoli Presti | Paris in France, and Miguel Abreu Gallery in the United States. Liz Deschenes most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Campoli Presti | London in the United Kingdom with the exhibition Keystone. The exhibition was open from 28 September 2019 until 20 December 2019. Liz Deschenes' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Patrick Seguin | London in the United Kingdom (01 October 2018 - 09 November 2018) with the name Carte Blanche and Campoli Presti | London in the United Kingdom (18 October 2018 - 24 November 2018) with the name JEAN DEGOTTEX, LIZ DESCHENES, RYUJI TANAKA. Liz Deschenes' first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called FOG Design+Art 2018/ Nothing and Everything and took place at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco, the United States from the 11 January 2018 to 14 February 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The US, particularly New York city, endures as a central point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly powerful art centre appeared in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its supremacy over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful international art centre. The predominance of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern sphere has provided 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 significant art movements that flourished in the US. These very movements also echoed into a multitude of variations, such as alternative 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 Liz Deschenes

Born in 1966, Liz Deschenes' creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were a significant decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Liz Deschenes

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