Monica Majoli

American, b. 1963

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Monica Majoli

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American, b. 1963

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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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Represented by industry leading galleries.
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
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Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial
Biography

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.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial
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