Mary Weatherford

1963 · United States

Artist biography

Mary Weatherford is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from the United States. Mary Weatherford was born in 1963. 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

Mary Weatherford's work is available on display in several galleries listed on Artland. Some of those galleries are Cirrus Gallery and David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles, and Gagosian | 555 West 24th Street in New York. Mary Weatherford's work has most recently been exhibited at Massimo De Carlo | Piazza Belgioioso in Milan (30 May 2019 until 19 July 2019) with the exhibition Against Colour Stroke Vectors. Mary Weatherford's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Gagosian | 555 West 24th Street in New York (13 September 2018 - 15 October 2018) with the name I’ve Seen Gray Whales Go By and Crown Point Press in San Francisco (13 March 2019 - 30 May 2019) with the name Solo Exhibition. Mary Weatherford's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Echoes and took place at Gagosian | San Francisco in the United States from the 18 July 2018 to 30 August 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war period, when the cultural status of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously thought of as the most important art centre internationally. Leading art movements developed and fostered in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern echoes of these many types. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has exercised a powerful influence over the visual culture of the World, due to the dominion of its economic and political institutions. 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 Mary Weatherford

Mary Weatherford was born in 1963 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent period 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 atmosphere. The 1980s were a key 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 popular 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 leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Mary Weatherford

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