Michaela Melian

1956 · Germany

Artist biography

Michaela Melian is an established artist, who was born in Germany. Michaela Melian was born in 1956. Artists Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff are of the same generation and same country as Michaela Melian.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Michaela Melian is represented by Galerie Karin Guenther in Hamburg, Germany. Michaela Melian's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Dishammonia at Galerie Karin Guenther in Hamburg, Germany. The exhibition was open from 21 November 2019 until 24 January 2020.

Further Biographical Context for Michaela Melian

Michaela Melian was born in 1956 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central strains of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a influential movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the extensive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating mysterious and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly respected figures worldwide. New York maintained an influential position in the international art scene, ensuring that international artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. International movements gained prominence included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed momentous commercial and critical achievements. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the leading critical and institutional levers in New York.

Michaela Melian