Natalie Frank

1980 · United States

Artist biography

Natalie Frank is an established mid-career artist, who originates from the United States, like other prominent artists such as Sophie Utikal, Anna Showers Cruser, Bob Willoughby, Holly Lynton, and Rini Cardwll. Natalie Frank was born in 1980.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Natalie Frank's work. These are Salon 94 Bowery in New York, the United States and Rhona Hoffman Gallery in Chicago, the United States. Natalie Frank's work has most recently been exhibited at Nicodim Gallery | Los Angeles in the United States (07 June 2019 until 09 August 2019) with the exhibition TRANS WORLD. Natalie Frank's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Engender (11 November 2017 - 13 January 2018) at Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles and Fragmented Bodies (27 February 2020 - 18 April 2020) at Albertz Benda in New York. Natalie Frank's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Dancers And Dominas and took place at Rhona Hoffman Gallery in Chicago, the United States from the 02 June 2017 to 07 July 2017.

Historical Context of United States

The US, especially New York city, endures as a central point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new multinational and highly influential art centre came to be in the post war era, and the city thrived in affirming its dominance over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful international art centre. The predominance of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern era has provided 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 emerged in the US. These very movements also echoed into a multitude of variations, such as alternative 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 contemporary period 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 Natalie Frank

Born in 1980, Natalie Frank was primarily influenced by the 1990s. 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 rebellious yet commercial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they garnered, 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 key artists who worked to this idea.

Natalie Frank

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