Miriam Austin

1984 · New Zealand

Artist biography

Miriam Austin is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in New Zealand, like other celebrated artists such as Jason Carr, Shayne Fergusson, The Dreamer, Victoria Bell, and Veronica Green. Miriam Austin was born in 1984.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Miriam Austin's work is available on viewing in Alice Black and Bosse & Baum in London, the United Kingdom. Miriam Austin most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Alice Black in London (06 September 2019 until 31 October 2019) with the exhibition Listen to the Hum. Miriam Austin's work has also been exhibited during the Gimmel exhibition at Bosse & Baum in London, the United Kingdom (29 June 2018 - 28 July 2018).

Further Biographical Context for Miriam Austin

Miriam Austin was born in 1984 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1990s growing up. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a varied group of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most renowned member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was defiant yet entrepreneurial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this outline.

Miriam Austin

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