Detroit has an art world ‘It-Girl’ in it’s presence this week. GQ Magazine recently deemed her one of the “10 Artists to Know at Art Basel Miami 2014,” where she preluded to her solo show in Detroit, which opens tonight. Forbes Magazine has also just listed her as one of their picks for their article, “2015 30 Under 30: Art & Style.”
The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit is featuring the talented Brooklyn artist, Jamian Juliano-Villani as part of their Detroit Affinities series, and tomorrow she will also be speaking at the EXHIBITION TALK: Jamian Juliano-Villani in conversation with Jens Hoffmann. Her painting and airbrush work will be the focus of a solo exhibit through March 29, 2015.
I’m really excited to do something that’s really important to me, that I’m so lucky to do, which is a solo museum show in a place that’s actually really interesting, and complex, and culturally rich and it’s like it’s own unique thing that doesn’t exist anywhere else. And especially now, with everything that’s going on, I think it’s really relevant. So, I’m- it’s such a crazy opportunity- I’m pumped.” -Jamian Juliano-Villani
Watch her interview at MOCAD below to find out more about her inspiration behind her work.
“The second segment in the Detroit Affinities series will spotlight the work of New York artist Jamian Juliano- Villani, marking her first solo museum exhibition. Juliano-Villani creates expansive, chaotic scenes painted in a bright, intense palette. Her work is informed by a wide range of sources, including modernist abstract painting, Japanese pen and ink drawings, and 1930s and 1980s American cartoons, including Ralph Bakshi’s curvaceous women. She was born in 1987 in Newark, New Jersey and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.” -MOCAD website
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