Jamian Juliano-Villani was born in 1987 in Newark, New Jersey, and lives and works in New York. A painter working with sourced images, Juliano-Villani begins her process with visual references from books, magazines, and other print media she has collected since high school.
She often projects images of characters from cartoons and comic books onto her canvases, allowing her to build a narrative of disparate layers. With her rough aesthetic and bold palette, her approach has evoked references to Peter Saul. Driven by emotion and intuition, Juliano-Villani’s process often results in lengthy, demanding working sessions in her studio.
A look at this week’s art news, including Ai Weiwei’s upcoming multi-site public art project, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Dallas to Milan.
This just-released New York Close Up film follows artist Jamian Juliano-Villani as she scours Manhattan in search of inspiration for the unpredictable imagery that fills her paintings.