Jonathan Monaghan

Washington, D.C.
Jonathan Monaghan is a contemporary artist whose practice explores the transformative effects of technology and consumer culture on our perceptions of reality. His multidisciplinary works combine ancient mythologies, baroque architecture, and corporate logos to create a surreal and mythical world that blurs the boundaries between the natural and the artificial. Drawing from his background in video game design, Monaghan’s artworks utilize digital technologies to create visually extravagant and immersive experiences that engage audiences in critical dialogue about the digital age. With a satirical edge, Monaghan’s works challenge viewers to examine their own complicity in the perpetuation of a society dominated by technology and conspicuous consumption. Monaghan’s artworks have been showcased at prestigious venues worldwide, including the Sundance Film Festival and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. His installations have garnered critical acclaim from outlets such as The New York Times, Vogue Italia, and The Washington Post.


2023 Move The Way You Want, The Phillips Collection Washington D.C., US
2022 Opulence, Kalyon Kültür Istanbul, Turkey
2022 Glitches, GIFs and Game Engines, South Bend Museum of Art Sound Bend, Indiana, US
2021 Den of Wolves, bitforms gallery New York City, US
2020 #cute. Islands of Happiness? NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Germany
2018 Another Banana Day for the Dream-fish Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR
2018 After Fabergé The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, US
2017 Disco Beast Bitforms, New York, US