New York City based artist Rita Ackerman
was born in Budapest in
1968. From 1989 to 1992, she attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest
and from 1992 to 1993, she attended the New York Studio School of Painting,
Drawing, and Sculpture, which is also know as the Hanes Foundation. Her work consists mainly of vivid oil paintings, but also of drawings, collages, and
installations that often deal with the issues of popular culture.
is one of the most significant artists of his generation. After emerging onto the world stage in the 1990's as a screenwriter (Kids
) and director (Gummo
; Julien Donkey-Boy
), his intuitive, open-ended approach to realism created a polarizing fervor amongst critics.
Lesser known but no less relevant are Korine's experiments outside the world of cinema
. A Crack-up At The Race Riots
, his first book, adapted the possibilities of his brand of montage to text. Numerous collaborations with other artists (such as Christopher Wool
, Brian DeGraw, Gus Van Sant and Mark Gonzales
) further stretched Korine's imagination into realms of formalized abstraction, vaudeville, black metal nihilism, and ambient soundscapes.
See also Rita Ackerman
; Harmony Korine