Nora Griffin

1982 · United States

Artist biography

Nora Griffin is a mid-career established artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other prominent artists such as Matthew Cole, Clytie Alexander, Michael Berryhill, Oliver Vernon, and José Parlá. Nora Griffin was born in 1982.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Nora Griffin is represented by Fierman in New York, the United States. Nora Griffin's work are at the moment exhibiting at at Freight + Volume in New York with the exhibition Pungent Dystopia (19 March 2020 - 19 April 2020). Nora Griffin's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Fierman in New York (10 January 2020 - 15 February 2020) with the name Red Telephone and Fierman in New York (18 October 2018 - 25 November 2018) with the name CHARTREUSE.

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 importance of New York assumed primacy over Paris, formerly thought of as the most important art hub in the world. Major art movements developed and cultivated in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern repetitions of these many types. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has cultivated a strong influence over the worldwide visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political systems. Key examples of world renowned U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period 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 Nora Griffin

Born in 1982, Nora Griffin was predominantly influenced 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 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 including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this agenda.

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