Monica Majoli
American, born 1963
Emerging
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Pussy, King of the Pirates,
Maccarone
2016
Art+Culture Projects at NADA New York 2016,
Art+Culture Projects
Art+Culture Projects at EXPO CHICAGO 2016,
Art+Culture Projects

Monica Majoli's sexually explicit work explores identity, intimacy, and mortality. In 1999, when a close friend began frequenting gay sex clubs, Majoli began a project depicting men engaged in the fetishistic wearing of rubber body suits. To mimic the disembodied consciousness that she imagined the encased men must experience, she created her images using delicate washes of watercolor and gouache. The figures project a deep emptiness and isolation that Majoli finds personally moving, but they also have broader, symbolic significance.

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