Jonathan Monaghan (b. 1986, New York) works across a range of media, including prints, sculpture and animated video, to produce otherworldly objects and narratives. Drawing on wide-ranging sources, such as historical artworks, video games, advertising and science fiction, his works seem to elicit subconscious anxieties associated with technology and consumerism. Monaghan originally studied computer graphics and was planning on a career in the digital film or advertising industries before changing course and completing an MFA at the University of Maryland in 2011.
Past exhibitions and screenings of his work include The Sundance Film Festival, The Walters Museum of Art, BFI Southbank, The Hirshhorn Museum and The Frist Center for the Visual Arts. He is the recipient of a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant and was a U.S. Speaker and Specialist selected by the U.S. Department of State to speak on 3D printing abroad. He has given lectures and workshops at the University of Denver, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Bennington College.His work has been featured in several media outlets including The Washington Post, VICE, The Wall Street Journal and The Village Voice. Monaghan is represented by bitforms gallery in New York and Galerie 22,48m2 in Paris. Jonathan Monaghan lives and works in Washington DC, US.