Maggie Lee

1987 · United States

Artist biography

Maggie Lee is a young emerging artist, who was born in the the United States, like other prominent artists such as Rachel Eulena Williams, Helga Hessel, Michael Childers, Lillian N. Florsheim, and Becca Mann. Maggie Lee was born in 1987.


Maggie Lee's work has most recently been exhibited at Arcadia Missa in London (09 September 2018 until 27 October 2018) with the exhibition MUSIC VIDEOS. Maggie Lee's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Cracki’s Birthday (31 May 2019 - 12 July 2019) at Edouard Montassut in France and Dear Delia (16 February 2020 - 29 March 2020) at Shoot The Lobster | New York in the United States.

Maggie Lee in private collections

On Artland Maggie Lee's works can be found in the collection of RFJ, who for instance also has works by other artists including Sissi Farassat, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, and Farhad Farzali.

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 cosmopolitan and highly influential art hub came to be in the post war era, and the city thrived in affirming its supremacy over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful international art capital. The authority of the political and economic structures 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 essential art movements that blossomed in the United States. These very movements also reverberated into a myriad 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 Maggie Lee

Born in 1987, Maggie Lee's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1990s. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse group of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most renowned member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was rebellious yet commercial. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by many trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as shown in the work of artists including Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Maggie Lee

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 4

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