Verne Dawson

1961 · United States

Artist biography

Verne Dawson is seen as an established artist, who was born in the United States. Verne Dawson was born in 1961. Born in the same country and around the same year are Kara Walker, Jason Rhoades, Ellen Gallagher, Andrea Zittel, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt and Jean Michel Basquiat.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Verne Dawson is represented and exhibited by 4 galleries around the world, in countries such as Italy, Switzerland, and the United States. Galleries exhibiting Verne Dawson's work include Gavin Brown's Enterprise | Rome in Italy, Galerie Eva Presenhuber | Maag Areal in Switzerland, and Galerie Eva Presenhuber | New York in the United States. Verne Dawson's work has most recently been exhibited at Gavin Brown's Enterprise | Rome in Italy (03 May 2017 until 24 June 2017) with the exhibition Verne Dawson’s 8th solo exhibition. Verne Dawson's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; PAINTINGS (07 March 2019 - 20 April 2019) at Galerie Eva Presenhuber | New York in the United States and Downtown Painting (04 June 2019 - 19 July 2019) at Peter Freeman, Inc. in the United States. Verne Dawson's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Verne Dawson’s 8th solo exhibition and took place at Gavin Brown's Enterprise | Rome in Italy from the 03 May 2017 to 24 June 2017.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war period, when the cultural importance of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously thought of as the most powerful art hub globally. Major art movements developed and cultivated in extensive 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 various post-modern echoes of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has cultivated a strong influence upon the worldwide visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political systems. 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 Verne Dawson

Verne Dawson was born in 1961 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Verne Dawson

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