Michelle Stuart

1938 · United States

Artist biography

Michelle Stuart is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from the United States. Michelle Stuart was born in 1938. Artists Sol LeWitt, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Dan Flavin are of the same generation and same country as Michelle Stuart.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Michelle Stuart is represented by two galleries, Parafin and Marc Selwyn Fine Art in Los Angeles, the United Kingdom and the United States respectively. Michelle Stuart's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition THE NATURE OF TIME at Alison Jacques Gallery in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 31 May 2018 until 28 July 2018. Michelle Stuart's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Earth as a Map of Time (20 September 2019 - 01 November 2019) at Marc Selwyn Fine Art in the United States and Flight of Time (31 January 2019 - 09 March 2019) at Galerie Lelong | New York in the United States.

Historical Context of United States

The US, especially New York city, endures as a central point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly influential art centre appeared in the post war era, and the city succeeded in affirming its dominance over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful international art capital. The authority of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern era has granted the country with a prevailing influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are essential art movements that flourished in the US. These very movements also reverberated into a myriad of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast adaptations of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally acclaimed U.S artists of the modern age 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 Michelle Stuart

Michelle Stuart was born in 1938 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists endeavoured to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Significant artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

Michelle Stuart

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