Shannon Finley

1974 · Canada

Artist biography

Shannon Finley is a mid-career established artist, who was born and brought up in Canada, like other celebrated artists such as Melanie Jackson, Zoe Barcza, Codie Aird , Marc Hundley, and Fucci .. Shannon Finley was born in 1974.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Shannon Finley's work is on display at Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco, the United States. Shannon Finley's work has most recently been exhibited at Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago (17 January 2020 until 06 March 2020) with the exhibition End Of Line. Shannon Finley's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Shall we go, you and I while we can, which took place at Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago, the United States (03 May 2019 - 21 June 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Shannon Finley

Shannon Finley was born in 1974 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of practitioners, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became famous for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Conceptual photography led by German ideas and artists came to prominence. Artists like Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and inspired other artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who experimented with the kind of cinematic expansiveness associated with the German artists’ work. Painters like Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger exerted a strong influence on younger artists.

Shannon Finley

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