Rita Ackermann

Hungarian, b. 1968

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Rita Ackermann

Hungarian, b. 1968

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Rita Ackermann first achieved recognition for her depictions of almond-eyed girls idling in states of undress, a Gauguin-like take on New York's 1990s downtown culture. Ackermann's paintings, drawings, and collages combine Neo-Expressionism with figure drawing, deploying ballpoint ink and spray paint atop oil and acrylic to yield congested, luridly colored surfaces. Ackermann's 2008 series "Don't Give Me Salad (Nurses)" references Richard Prince's well-known paintings, but with her own pulp novel take on females straddling fragility and violence.

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
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Biography

Rita Ackermann first achieved recognition for her depictions of almond-eyed girls idling in states of undress, a Gauguin-like take on New York's 1990s downtown culture. Ackermann's paintings, drawings, and collages combine Neo-Expressionism with figure drawing, deploying ballpoint ink and spray paint atop oil and acrylic to yield congested, luridly colored surfaces. Ackermann's 2008 series "Don't Give Me Salad (Nurses)" references Richard Prince's well-known paintings, but with her own pulp novel take on females straddling fragility and violence.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
New Museum
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial
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