Jamian Juliano-Villani was born in 1987, Newark, New Jersey, and she now lives and works in New York.
Jamian Juliano-Villani's paintings are a mesmerising blend of chaos and vibrancy, enticing viewers with their unmistakably cartoonish pop. But underneath the surface of American popular culture's zaniness, you'll find a co-existence of humour, eroticism, fragility, and trauma. Composed using borrowed images from movies, memes, stock photography, art history, and printed matter, her acrylic canvases, airbrushed to precision, reflect the unpredictable pandemonium of everyday life.
Juliano-Villani has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including: Try Explaining How You Feel, Stavanger Museum Fine Arts, Stavanger, Norway (2021); Hydra Workshop, Hydra, Greece (2017); The World’s Greatest Planet on Earth, Studio Voltaire, London (2016). Group exhibitions include: Pioneers, Influencers, and Rising Voices: Women in the Collection, High Museum of Art, Atlanta (2020); Trouble in Paradise, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam (2019); Low Form, MAXXI, Rome (2018); Living Apart Together: Recent Acquisitions from the Hammer Contemporary Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2017); Park Nights 2016, Serpentine Gallery, London (2016); Flatlands, Whitney Museum of American Art, curated by Laura Phipps and Elisabeth Sherman, New York (2016); Unorthodox, Jewish Museum, New York (2015); Greater New York, MoMA PS1, New York (2015). Her work has also been featured at the 2021 Venice Biennale.
Her work is represented in prestigious American public collections such as: Brooklyn Museum, New York; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.