Irreverent Artist Jamian Juliano-Villani Will Headline a Solo Show at Gagosian in 2024

She is also exhibiting at Gagosian's booth at Art Basel Miami Beach this week.

Jamian Juliano-Villani. Spaghettios (2023). Photo courtesy of the artist.

Jamian Juliano-Villani, the New York-based painter known for reappropriating images from memes, fashion photography, and art history for her irreverent paintings, will be showing at Gagosian in March 2024.

The solo exhibition, titled “It,” will feature new paintings, anchored by Spaghettios (2023). The large-scale work, about six feet long and seven feet tall, depicts a bowl of Campbell’s torus-shaped pasta in the foreground and a Spaghettios soup can in the background, with her signature hyperrealism.

The show will be accompanied by the first major publication dedicated to her work, encompassing 45 paintings from 2013 to 2023, including a number of works from the March exhibition.

“I am finally making the work I want to make,” Juliano-Villani said in an email. “Freedom of expression is something I do with defiance and it’s worth defending. Larry [Gagosian] understands that. This show is a love letter from one visionary to another.”

Juliano-Villani is currently exhibiting one of her works at the Gagosian booth at Art Basel Miami Beach this week—alongside new art by the likes of Carol Bove and Lauren Halsey—marking the second year of her journey with the gallery.

One of her works had previously been included in “100 Years”a group exhibition and collaboration between dealers Jeffrey Deitch and Larry Gagosian during Miami Art Week in 2022, which launched her work with the gallery. Gagosian has since showed her work at Art Basel Hong Kong, Art Basel, and Paris+.

Juliano-Villani had been represented by JTT gallery in New York and Massimo De Carlo, who has galleries in Milan and Hong Kong, as well as in London, since at least 2019. (JTT gallery, in a surprise move in August, closed after over a decade in business.)

In 2021, Juliano-Villani opened her own Lower East Side gallery, O’Flaherty’s, with two longtime friends, Billy Grant and Ruby Zarsky. O’Flaherty’s recently moved locations and reopened in March, inaugurated by the Viennese collective Gelatin.

“Jamian has such a unique and creative perspective that crosses generations from Pop Art to TikTok,” Gagosian senior director Kara Vander Weg said in an email. “We’ve been talking for some time and are delighted to host her exhibition next year.”

“It” will be on view at Gagosian New York, 541 West 24th Street, New York, from March 16, 2024.


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