NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MILES McENERY GALLERY is pleased to announce representation of Fiona Rae.
Fiona Rae is an internationally regarded British artist whose abstract paintings expand the traditional boundaries of her field. Drawing on inspiration from Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Japanese anime, computer games, fashion and typography, Rae’s brushmarks and gestures are often ambiguous in their intention and appear both spontaneous and controlled, improvised and yet purposeful. Rae’s paintings approach abstraction as a language to be investigated and challenged; her paintings include a wide array of pictorial marks and styles, the resulting imagery sometimes teetering on the edges of figurative legibility and the surreal. Fiona Rae’s paintings capture our attention and invite the viewer to consider the continuing and unique possibilities of painting in the contemporary digital age.
FIONA RAE (b. 1963, Hong Kong) studied at Croydon College of Art and received her Bachelor of Arts from Goldsmiths College in London. In 1988, Rae, along with what would be the Young British Artists, participated in the seminal exhibition ‘Freeze,’ at Surrey Docks. Rae exhibited at the 44th Venice Biennale in 1990 and was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1991. In 2002, the artist was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts in London, where she subsequently held a Professorship in Painting from 2011 to 2015.
Over an illustrious career spanning more than three decades, Rae’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Germany; Carré d’Art, Nîmes, France; Centre d’Art La Malmaison, Cannes, France; Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France; Hakgojae Cheongdam, Seoul, South Korea; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, United Kingdom; Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland; Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, United Kingdom; Pace Gallery, New York, NY; Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom and Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, United Kingdom; among others.
Rae has been included in group exhibitions at numerous international institutions such as the Albertina Modern, Vienna, Austria; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; CentroCentro, Madrid, Spain; FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France; Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland; Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China; Serpentine Galleries, London, United Kingdom; Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom and Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Rae’s work may be found in the collections of The Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France; Fond National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France; Government Art Collection, United Kingdom; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg; Tate Collection, London, United Kingdom; and elsewhere.
The artist lives and works in London, United Kingdom.