Mequitta Ahuja

1976 · United States

Artist biography

Mequitta Ahuja is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from the United States, like other celebrated artists such as Jessica Vandenburg, Lynda Churilla, Royal Jarmon, Bradley Biancardi, and Josh Kolbo. Mequitta Ahuja was born in 1976.

Exhibitions

Mequitta Ahuja's work has most recently been exhibited at Brand New Gallery in Milan (31 October 2019 until 30 December 2019) with the exhibition She Alone. Mequitta Ahuja's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Engender (11 November 2017 - 13 January 2018) at Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles and Just Painting (20 June 2019 - 03 August 2019) at Jack Barrett in New York. Mequitta Ahuja's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Engender and took place at Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles, the United States from the 11 November 2017 to 13 January 2018.

Mequitta Ahuja in private collections

Mequitta Ahuja's art can be found on Artland in the following collection: Jimenez -Colon Collection. This also includes works by other critically acclaimed artists, Jesús Herrera Martínez, Thomas Flechtner, and Won Sou-Yeol.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially 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 in the world. Major art movements developed and fostered in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various 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 age, the United States has cultivated a strong influence over the global visual culture, due to the hegemony 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 Mequitta Ahuja

Mequitta Ahuja was born in 1976, grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, 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. Important 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 began to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Mequitta Ahuja

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 5

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