Louise Lebourgeois

1964 · United States

Artist biography

Louise Lebourgeois is an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in the United States. Louise Lebourgeois was born in 1964. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Kara Walker, Jason Rhoades, Ellen Gallagher, Andrea Zittel, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt and Jean Michel Basquiat.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Louise Lebourgeois' work is available for viewing at Dolby Chadwick Gallery located in San Francisco, the United States. Louise Lebourgeois most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Lyons Wier Gallery in New York with the exhibition GROUP EXHIBITION "SUMMER SESSION NO. 26". The exhibition was open from 08 July 2019 until 06 August 2019. Louise Lebourgeois' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; One Body (06 May 2020 - 29 May 2020) at Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco and Lightning Strikes II: 22 poets. 22 artists. (06 December 2019 - 31 January 2020) at Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco. Louise Lebourgeois' first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Here and Now and took place at Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco, the United States from the 06 December 2018 to 19 January 2019.

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, particularly in the post war period, when the cultural prominence of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously considered as the most important art hub internationally. Leading art movements established and cultivated in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has cultivated a powerful influence over the international visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political systems. Key examples of important 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 Louise Lebourgeois

Louise Lebourgeois was born in 1964 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s 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. influential 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, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Louise Lebourgeois

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