Nathaniel Mary Quinn

1977 · United States

Artist biography

Nathaniel Mary Quinn is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States, like other celebrated artists such as Valeri Larko, Susan Giles, Steven Miller, Francis Chapin, and Yoshiko Chuma. Nathaniel Mary Quinn was born in 1977.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Nathaniel Mary Quinn's work is on display in multiple galleries around the world, in countries like Italy and the United States. Galleries include Luce Gallery in Turin, M+B in Los Angeles, as well as Gagosian | 980 Madison Avenue in New York. Nathaniel Mary Quinn most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Almine Rech Gallery | Brussels in Belgium (13 March 2019 until 12 April 2019) with the exhibition Always felt, Rarely seen. Nathaniel Mary Quinn's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Hollow and Cut (10 September 2019 - 18 October 2019) at Gagosian | Beverly Hills in Los Angeles and Engender (11 November 2017 - 13 January 2018) at Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles. Nathaniel Mary Quinn's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called On That Faithful Day and took place at Half Gallery in New York, the United States from the 02 May 2017 to 03 June 2017.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war period, when the cultural status of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously thought of as the most significant art centre globally. Major art movements developed and fostered in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern echoes of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has cultivated a powerful influence upon the worldwide visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political structures. Key examples of important 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 Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Nathaniel Mary Quinn was born in 1977 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a leading idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this agenda.

Nathaniel Mary Quinn