From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Currin was born in Boulder, Colorado.
His work shows a wide range of influences, including sources as diverse as Northern Renaissance, contemporary popular culture, fashion models and pornographic photos. Many of his paintings show female nudes; he often distorts or exaggerates the natural form of the human body. His paintings can be seen in many locations, including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Smithsonian Institution. He has exhibited at the Gagosian Gallery.