Born Brooklyn, NY, 1948
Lives and works between New York, NY and Lake Peekskill, NY.
Ronnie Cutrone was born in New York City in 1948. He attended the School of Visual Art in New York (1966-1970), which led him to work as the assistant of Andy Warhol at the Factory for almost ten years beginning in 1972.
Ronnie Cutrone belongs to the first generation of American artists whose visual education was formed in front of television, the Hollywood icons, coloring books, commercials, rock’n'roll, and other forms of mass media. Cutrone’s work in Pop art began in 1982, with some canvases that recreated cartoon characters, which represent his personal way of observing human nature, and of drawing attention to the social and political implications of American society. These characters live in their habitat, they are often painted on the American flag, and they are always a testimony of Cutrone’s identity and research.
His work can be found in some of the world’s most important private and public collections, along with the collections of many renowned museums such as the Brooklyn Museum of Arts in New York, Whitney Museum in New York, the Museum of Modern Art of New York, the Boymans Beunigen Museum in Holland, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Los Angeles.