Nicole Eisenman, ‘Tea Party’, 2012, Jungle Press

Publisher: Jungle Press

About Nicole Eisenman

Working from the heart and driven by the body, Nicole Eisenman explores the human condition in her critically acclaimed, wide-ranging prints, paintings, drawings, and mixed-media works. As she explains: “I reflect a certain desire in my work, I want my work to be authentic and reflective of my body, what it’s interested in. The work is nothing if not feeling-based.” Influenced by Expressionism, Impressionism, and Pablo Picasso, Eisenman populates her works with emotionally resonant, cartoonish figures, formed out of exaggerated, painterly lines and intense colors. Full of pathos and dark humor, they are expressionistic portraits of herself and her friends, or imagined characters based on her critical observations of contemporary life and culture. Whether carousing at a beer garden or lounging dreamily, in groups or alone, Eisenman’s figures seem isolated and contemplative—products of our time, reflections of ourselves.

American, b. 1965, Verdun, France, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

Nicole Eisenman: Al-ugh-ories, New Museum, New York
Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993–2013, ICA Philadelphia, Philadelphia
Behavior, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston

Group Shows on Artsy

An Uncanny Likeness, Simon Lee Gallery, New York
NO JOKE Curated by Sanya Kantarovsky, Tanya Leighton, Berlin