Rochelle Feinstein

1947 · United States

Artist biography

Rochelle Feinstein is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in the United States. Rochelle Feinstein was born in 1947. Also born in the United States around 1947 and of the same generation are Chuck Close, Dale Chihuly, Bruce Nauman, James Turrell and Barbara Kruger.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Rochelle Feinstein's work, including galleries in countries such as the United Kingdom, France, and Switzerland. Some of those galleries are Campoli Presti | London in the United Kingdom, Campoli Presti | Paris in France, as well as Galerie Francesca Pia in Switzerland. Rochelle Feinstein most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Campoli Presti | London in the United Kingdom (01 February 2019 until 17 March 2019) with the exhibition Manifest Content (Group Exhibition). Rochelle Feinstein's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Rainbow Room/The Year in Hate (30 September 2018 - 11 November 2018) at Campoli Presti | London in the United Kingdom and ABSOLUTE THRESHOLDS (12 April 2019 - 24 May 2019) at Galerie Francesca Pia in Switzerland. Rochelle Feinstein's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Rainbow Room/The Year in Hate and took place at Campoli Presti | London in the United Kingdom from the 30 September 2018 to 11 November 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the evolution 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 considered as the most significant art hub internationally. Major art movements developed and fostered in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied 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 repetitions of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has exercised a powerful influence over the worldwide visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political structures. Key examples of world renowned 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 Rochelle Feinstein

Born in 1947, Rochelle Feinstein was predominantly inspired by the 1960s. The 1960s were an explosive decade internationally, bearing witness to great increase of modernist ideas and trends. It was the era of Kennedy and Kruschev, and the start of the Cold War, which would endure for most of the second half of the 20th century, and was epitomised most symbolically by the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The Iron Curtain divided Eastern and Western Europe, both ideologically and literally, and student political uprisings took place around the world. Psychedelia, an massive increase in consumerism, and the associated trends of marketing and advertising further defined the era. Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, based solely on line, colour and geometric form as key components of both painting and sculpture. The significant figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Pop Art was a prominent offshoot of minimalism, a discipline made famous by through the work of artists like Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley. Around the world many artistic movements resonated the artistic concerns of the previously mentioned movements, often with regional fortes and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni established Spatialism, and in Germany the Zero group under the leadership of Gunter Uecker adopted similar ideas. The influential school of Existentialist Philosophy was an important source of creativity for artists, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti becoming known worldwide for their distinctive approaches to the human form and the angst related to the human condition.

Rochelle Feinstein