Mira Schor

1950 · United States

Artist biography

Mira Schor is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from the United States. Mira Schor was born in 1950. Born in the same country and around the same year are Chuck Close, Dale Chihuly, Bruce Nauman, James Turrell and Barbara Kruger.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Mira Schor is represented and exhibited by Lyles & King in New York, the United States. Mira Schor most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Marinaro in New York with the exhibition Cursives. The exhibition was open from 26 June 2019 until 01 August 2019. Mira Schor's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; CALIFORNIA PAINTINGS: 1971-1973 (11 April 2019 - 18 May 2019) at Lyles & King in New York and Under Erasure (28 November 2018 - 27 January 2019) at Pierogi in New York.

Mira Schor in private collections

johnnyroux on Artland includes Mira Schor's works, as well as other works produced by prominent figures of the Art world, such as Liam Fallon, Hur Kyung-Ae, and Marie Kølbæk Iversen.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the evolution 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, previously thought of as the most powerful art hub internationally. Leading art movements established 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 various post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has exercised a prevailing influence over the international visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political structures. Key examples of critically acclaimed U.S artists of the modern and contemporary era 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 Mira Schor

Mira Schor was born in 1950 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1970s growing up. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all representative of a strong desire to evolve and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, including some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre reclaimed its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and popularity, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a prominent figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-platform activity that no other visual artist OF his standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. Street art started to appear as a true and recognized form of art towards the end of the 1970s. Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring were pioneers in demonstrating that their artworks could exist at the same time in art galleries and on city walls. Fuelled by graffiti art, street art from its earliest days proved that it could endure in a constant flux of self-transformation, eternally shifting the boundaries of modern art, becoming a truly ground-breaking artistic genre.

Mira Schor

  • Artworks in Collections 2
  • Exhibitions 4

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