Rachel Harrison

1966 · United States

Artist biography

Rachel Harrison is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from the United States. Rachel Harrison was born in 1966. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Kara Walker, Jason Rhoades, Ellen Gallagher, Andrea Zittel, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt and Jean Michel Basquiat.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Rachel Harrison is represented by several galleries around the world, including countries like Austria, the United States, and Germany. Galleries include Galerie Meyer Kainer in Vienna, Regen Projects in Los Angeles, and Greene Naftali Gallery in New York. Rachel Harrison's work has most recently been exhibited at Rodeo in London (03 June 2019 until 02 August 2019) with the exhibition DRACULA'S WEDDING. Rachel Harrison's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; 1.Color 2.Hole and 3.Joke. Selected works on paper (16 January 2020 - 06 March 2020) at Galerie Meyer Kainer in Vienna and Beings (17 January 2020 - 21 February 2020) at dépendance in Brussels. Rachel Harrison's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Painting Now and Forever, Part III and took place at Matthew Marks Gallery | 522 West 22nd Street in New York, the United States from the 28 June 2018 to 17 August 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war era, when the cultural prominence of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously thought of as the most significant art hub worldwide. Major art movements established and fostered in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern echoes of these many types. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has exercised a strong influence upon the visual culture of the World, due to the hegemony of its economic and political structures. Key examples of critically acclaimed 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 Rachel Harrison

Rachel Harrison was born in 1966 and was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Rachel Harrison

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