Rita Mcbride

1960 · United States

Artist biography

Rita Mcbride is seen as an established artist, who was born in the United States. Rita Mcbride was born in 1960. Artists Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Bill Viola, Tony Oursler, Cindy Sherman and Keith Haring are of the same generation and same country as Rita Mcbride.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Rita Mcbride's work is available on display in 7 galleries around the globe, such as in Italy, Portugal, and the United States. Galleries include Alfonso Artiaco in Naples, Galeria Pedro Oliveira in Porto, as well as Carreras Mugica in Bilbao. Rita Mcbride most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galeria Graça Brandão in Lisbon with the exhibition “Revisão da Matéria Dada II”, Exposição Colectiva. The exhibition was open from 03 February 2018 until 24 February 2018. Rita Mcbride's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; “Revisão da Matéria Dada”, Exposição Colectiva (25 November 2017 - 13 January 2018) at Galeria Graça Brandão in Lisbon and Winter Update (09 January 2020 - 21 February 2020) at Alexander and Bonin in New York. Rita Mcbride's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Klöntal Triennale 2017 and took place at Alexander and Bonin in New York, the United States from the 28 May 2017 to 24 September 2017.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war era, when the cultural status of New York assumed primacy over Paris, formerly thought of as the most important art centre worldwide. Major art movements established and fostered in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary age, the United States has cultivated a prevailing influence upon the worldwide visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political institutions. Key examples of critically acclaimed 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 Rita Mcbride

Rita Mcbride was born in 1960 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a reaction to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all representative of a strong desire to progress and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, including some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre regained its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The multicultural and sophisticated position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple global renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again strengthened its reputation as the artistic hub of the era. The Arte Povera movement, which emerged in Italy, received international distinction in the 1970s, and leading figures such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto were critically acclaimed.

Rita Mcbride

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