Nona Faustine

1979 · United States

Artist biography

Nona Faustine is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States, like other famous artists such as Gita Lenz, Beverly Baker, Alan Wolfson, Marian Zazeela, and Joel Meyerowitz. Nona Faustine was born in 1979.


Nona Faustine's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition A WORLD OF STATUES at Foxy Production in New York, the United States. The exhibition was open from 06 January 2019 until 27 January 2019. Nona Faustine's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Steven Kasher Gallery in New York (18 April 2018 - 01 June 2018) with the name Refraction: New Photography of Africa and Its Diaspora and Higher Pictures in New York (03 November 2018 - 08 December 2018) with the name Ye Are My Witness. Nona Faustine's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called POWER and took place at Sprüth Magers | Berlin in Germany from the 29 March 2017 to 10 June 2017.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, in particular New York city, endures as a focal 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 cosmopolitan and highly powerful art hub emerged in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its supremacy over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful international art centre. The authority of the political and economic institutions 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 significant art movements that blossomed in the US. These very movements also reverberated 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 distinguished 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 Nona Faustine

Born in 1979, Nona Faustine's creative work was largely influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Nona Faustine

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