Mark Dion

1961 · United States

Artist biography

Mark Dion is seen as an established artist, who originates from the United States. Mark Dion was born in 1961. 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

Mark Dion is represented and exhibited by several galleries around the world, in countries such as Austria, Italy, and the United States. Galleries include Georg Kargl Fine Arts in Vienna, Waldburger Wouters in Brussels, and Pinksummer in Genova. Mark Dion's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Nature as Culture, Culture as Nature at Georg Kargl Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria. The exhibition was open from 27 June 2019 until 30 August 2019. Mark Dion's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Sea Life (28 February 2018 - 12 May 2018) at Georg Kargl Fine Arts in Vienna and STOP - Exposition collective des Artistes de la Galerie (19 October 2019 - 30 November 2019) at In Situ Fabienne Leclerc in Paris. Mark Dion's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called « Theatre of the Natural World » and took place at In Situ Fabienne Leclerc in Paris, France from the 14 February 2018 to 13 May 2018.

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 importance of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly thought of as the most important art hub worldwide. Major art movements established and fostered in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern repetitions of these many types. In the modern and contemporary age, the United States has exercised a powerful influence over the worldwide visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political structures. Key examples of critically acclaimed 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 Mark Dion

Born in 1961, Mark Dion was primarily influenced 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, significant wealth differences, 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. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global 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 started to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Mark Dion

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