Keegan Monaghan’s paintings unveil ordinary scenes and objects with a remarkable twist. Through skillful composition and innovative perspective, he brings viewers incredibly close to his uncanny landscapes, blurring the line between familiarity and surrealism. Using saturated color, careful interplay of light and shadow, and thick impasto layers, Monaghan crafts richly textured works.
Born in 1986 in Evanston, IL, Keegan Monaghan resides and creates in Brooklyn, NY. Notable solo exhibitions include “Enter the Nose” at Parker Gallery, Los Angeles (2023); “Indicator” at James Fuentes, New York (2022); “Bowl of Food” at Parker Gallery, Los Angeles (2020); and “Threads” at James Fuentes, New York (2020). His work was featured in the 2019 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Group exhibitions encompass “Ceramics Club: CC22” at White Columns, New York, NY (2022); “Power Tools” at Candice Madey, New York, NY (2022); “Clay Pop” curated by Alia Williams at Jeffrey Deitch, New York, NY (2021); “Eighteen Hundred Showers” at Simone Subal Gallery, New York (2017); and “I Pledge Allegiance” at On Stellar Rays, New York (2016). Keegan Monaghan’s art is part of the permanent collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art.