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Shana Moulton

American, b. 1976

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Shana Moulton

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American, b. 1976

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In work both humorous and poignant, Shana Moulton plumbs the depths of her identity—and invites viewers to do the same. She concentrates on producing loosely autobiographical videos and performances that feature her agoraphobic, hypochondriac alter ego, Cynthia. She describes Cynthia as “a tool for me to figure out my own ambiguities or ambivalence about things in the world, to help me deal with them with a little humor and perspective.” The bulk of Moulton’s dreamlike works, which are couched in a kitschy, New Age aesthetic and largely unfold in the confines of Cynthia’s home and imagination, are a part of her ongoing “Whispering Pines” series. Titled after the trailer-park home for senior citizens in Northern California where she grew up, the series is inspired by her experiences living on the border of this elderly community and its natural surroundings.

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Palais de Tokyo
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Palais de Tokyo, and 2 more
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Artforum, and 4 more
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Biography

In work both humorous and poignant, Shana Moulton plumbs the depths of her identity—and invites viewers to do the same. She concentrates on producing loosely autobiographical videos and performances that feature her agoraphobic, hypochondriac alter ego, Cynthia. She describes Cynthia as “a tool for me to figure out my own ambiguities or ambivalence about things in the world, to help me deal with them with a little humor and perspective.” The bulk of Moulton’s dreamlike works, which are couched in a kitschy, New Age aesthetic and largely unfold in the confines of Cynthia’s home and imagination, are a part of her ongoing “Whispering Pines” series. Titled after the trailer-park home for senior citizens in Northern California where she grew up, the series is inspired by her experiences living on the border of this elderly community and its natural surroundings.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Top emerging
Emerging representation
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo
Group
Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Greater New York
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