Liz Larner

1960 · United States

Artist biography

Liz Larner is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from the United States. Liz Larner was born in 1960. 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 Liz Larner.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Liz Larner's work is available on display in multiple galleries around the globe such as in France, the United States, and Germany. Galleries include Galerie Max Hetzler | Paris in France, as well as Regen Projects and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery | New York in the United States. Liz Larner's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; As Below, So Above (16 May 2019 - 21 June 2019) at Regen Projects in Los Angeles and Abstract, Representational, and so forth (19 June 2019 - 25 July 2019) at Gladstone Gallery | West 24th St in New York.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, in particular 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 multinational and highly powerful art hub came to be in the post war era, and the city thrived in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful global art capital. The predominance of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern sphere has provided the country with a powerful influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are essential art movements that flourished in the United States. These very movements also echoed into a myriad of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the modern 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 Larner

Born in 1960, Liz Larner grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The 1980s were an era of increasing 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 heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time leading 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 leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Liz Larner

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