Ryan Mrozowski

1981 · United States

Artist biography

Ryan Mrozowski is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born in the United States - other established artists such as Ben Nixon, Ryan Costello, Richard Notkin, Agnès Martin, and Timothy Curtis were also born inthe United States. Ryan Mrozowski was born in 1981.


Ryan Mrozowski's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition ART—O—RAMA, MARSEILLE, WITH CHAPTER NY at Koppe Astner in Glasgow, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 29 August 2019 until 31 August 2019. Ryan Mrozowski's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Nature as Measure (20 September 2019 - 03 November 2019) at Chambers Fine Art | Beijing in China and Phantom Limb (08 January 2020 - 14 February 2020) at Galerie Nordenhake | Stockholm in Sweden. Ryan Mrozowski's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called DEAD EDEN and took place at Lyles & King in New York, the United States from the 06 June 2018 to 03 August 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 era, when the cultural importance of New York assumed primacy over Paris, formerly thought of as the most powerful art centre in the world. Leading art movements established and fostered in extensive 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 various post-modern iterations of these many types. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has exercised a powerful influence upon the visual culture of the World, due to the dominion of its economic and political institutions. 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 Ryan Mrozowski

Born in 1981, Ryan Mrozowski's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. A group 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 diverse collective of practitioners. A number 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 famous 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 rebellious yet entrepreneurial. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they received, 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 like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this outline.

Ryan Mrozowski