Jamian Juliano-Villani

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.

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.

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Solo exhibitions
Country, Exhibition Name, Location
F, Jamian Juliano-Villani, MASSIMODECARLO Pièce Unique, Paris
USA, Jamian Juliano-Villani | Mike Kelley, The Ranch, Montauk
N, Try Explaining How You Feel, Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger
PRC, Steak Wars, Pond Society Foundation, Shanghai
PRC, Steak Wars, Pond Society Foundation, Shanghai
USA, Mrs. Evan Williams, JTT, New York
UK, Let's Kill Nicole, Massimo De Carlo, London
I, Sincerely, Tony, Massimo De Carlo, Milano
GR, Hydra Workshop, Hydra, Hydra Island
UK, The World's Greatest Planet on Earth, Studio Voltaire, London
D, Nudge the Judge, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
USA, Crypod, JTT, New York
USA, Detroit Affinities, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit
USA, Gambler’s Choice, Retrospective, Hudson
USA, Me, Myself and Jah, Rawson Projects, New York
Group exhibitions
Country, Exhibition Name, Location
I, 59. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, La Biennale di Venezia, Venezia
I, The Milk of Dreams, 59. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, Venezia
UK, My Reflection of You, The Perimeter, London
RL, Dark Light, Realism in the Age of Post truth, Aishti Foudation, Beirut
UK, The Stand-Ins: Figurative Painting from the Collection, Zabludowicz Collection, London
UK, JUNQUE Curated by Jamian Juliano Villani, Massimo De Carlo, London
USA, Pioneers, Influencers, and Rising Voices: Women in the Collection, High Museum of Art, Atlanta
USA, DOG DAYS, C L E A R I N G, Brooklyn
NL, Trouble in Paradise. Collection Rattan Chadha, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam
PRC, The artist is present Curated by Maurizio Cattelan, YUZ Museum, Shanghai
USA, Difference Engine, Lisson Gallery, New York
D, Nothing Will Be As Before - Ten Years of Tanya Leighton, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
USA, Infinite Blue, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn
I, Low Form. Imaginaries and Visions in the Age of Artificial Intelligence Curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, MAXXI, Roma
D, The Policeman's Beard Is Half Constructed. Kunst Im Zeitalter Künstlicher Intelligenz, Bonner Kunstverein and Artothek, Bonn
D, The Policeman´s Beard is Half Constructed: Art in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
AT, Something Living, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
USA, Unpacked: Contemporary Works from Private Collections of Northern California, Art Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa
I, Home. An Homage to Colin de Land, Massimo De Carlo, Milano
CH, Inside Out, Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
USA, Animality - A Fairy Story by Jens Hoffmann, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
UK, Self, Massimo De Carlo, London
UK, Performance by the collective George De George Hair cuts Hair, Serpentine Pavilion, London
UK, Park Nights 2016, Serpentine Gallery, London
USA, Goulding the Lolly Curated by Brian Belott, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York
USA, The Politics of Portraiture, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
RO, Omul Negru, Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest
USA, FADE IN: INT. ART GALLERY – DAY, Swiss Institute, New York
USA, A Shape That Stands Up, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
USA, I Pledge Allegiance Curated by Elisa R. Linn & Lennart Wolff, Stellar Rays, New York
USA, Flatlands, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
USA, Unorthodox, Jewish Museum, New York


Author, Publication Title, Date
Everitt Howe, David, Frieze
Kherbek, William, Flash Art, December
Melendez, Franklin, Kaleidoscope, Spring/Summer
Russeth, Andrew, Surface, March 17
Rea, Naomi, Artnet News, June 25
Brain, Eric, Hypebeast, July 15
Chapman, Ryan, Frieze, August 13
Battaglia, Andy, ARTnews, Winter
Frankel, Eddy, Time Out London, June 27
Artspace, February 26
Caroline, Goldstein, Artnet, July 4
Scott, Indrisek, Artsy, February 6
The New Yorker, February 5
Creahan, D, Art Observed, January 30
West, Tanner, Artnet, January 29
Time Out, January 12
Juxtapoz, January
Zoë, Lescaze, Artforum, January
Art in America, January
Brian, Bandell, South Florida Business Journal, April 19
Auten, Tosone, Interview Magazine, April 27
Andrea K, Scott, The New Yorker, August 6-13
Andrew, Russeth, ArtNews, September 13
Rujuta, Vaidya, Vogue, October 26
Editors of ARTnews,, ARTnews, November 23
Russeth, Andrew, ArtNews, December 5
Kavaliunas, Lina, Artforum, April
Daniel, Baumann, Frieze.com, April 23
Farr, Kristin, JUXTAPOZ, March 28
Alex, Bennett, Novembre Magazine, March
Izabella, Scott, Frieze Magazine, January / February

Public collections

Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris
Aïshti Foundation, Beirut
United States of America
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York


Jamian Juliano-Villani