Melora Kuhn

1971 · United States

Artist biography

Melora Kuhn is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from the United States, like other artists such as Viola Frey, Sophie Matisse, Christopher Richmond, Jennifer Gustavson, and Joyce Frizell. Melora Kuhn was born in 1971.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Melora Kuhn is represented and exhibited by Galerie Eigen+Art | Berlin in Germany. Melora Kuhn most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Eigen+Art | Berlin in Germany (17 January 2019 until 16 February 2019) with the exhibition Odes To Relics. Melora Kuhn's only other exhibition is Melora Kuhn The Drawing Room, which took place at Galerie Eigen+Art | Berlin in Germany (22 April 2017 - 27 May 2017).

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war era, when the cultural prominence of New York assumed primacy over Paris, formerly thought of as the most significant art hub in the world. Leading art movements developed and cultivated in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern echoes of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has exercised a prevailing influence over the global visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political institutions. Key examples of world renowned 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 Melora Kuhn

Melora Kuhn was born in 1971 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous 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 environment. The 1980s were a key decade politically, 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 well-known 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.

Melora Kuhn

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