Publisher: Illinois State University, University Galleries
Publication date: 1/1/1990
Meet the Author
David Wojnarowicz was born in Red Bank, New Jersey, in 1954. A member of the first wave of East Village artists, Wojnarowicz began showing his work during the early 80s in such now-legendary spaces as Civilian Warfare, Club 57, and Gracie Mansion. He gained prominence through his inclusion in the 1985 Whitney Biennial, and was soon showing in numerous museum and gallery exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America. In the late 80s, after he was diagnosed with AIDS, his art took on a sharply political edge. Wojnarowicz died of AIDS-related illness in New York in 1992, at the age of 37.