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.

Juliano-Villani was most recently included in the 2022 Venice Biennale, Milk of Dreams. Juliano-Villani’s works have entered numerous public collections such as Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris, France; Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, USA; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, USA; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York, USA; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York.

Awards & Education

BFA, Mason Gross School of Arts, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, 2011

Group Exhibition At A Major Institution


David Zwirner, A Maze Zanine, Amaze Zaning, A-Mezzaning, Meza-9, New York, NY

59th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

My Reflection of You, The Perimeter, London, UK

Dark Light, Realism in the Age of Post Truth, Aishti Foudation, Beirut

Ramiken, Averard Hotel, London, UK


The Stand-Ins: Figurative Painting from the Collection, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK


JUNQUE, curated by Jamian Juliano Villani, Massimo De Carlo, London, UK


Pioneers, Influencers, and Rising Voices: Women in the Collection, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia


Trouble in Paradise. Collection Rattan Chadha, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands

DOG DAYS, C L E A R I N G, Brooklyn, USA

Trouble in Paradise, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands


Low Form. Imaginaries and Visions in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, MAXXI, Roma, Italy

Infinite Blue, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Nothing Will Be As Before - Ten Years of Tanya Leighton, Tanya Leighton, Berlin, Germany

Difference Engine, Lisson Gallery, New York, USA


The Policeman’s Beard is Half Constructed: Art in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany

Home. An Homage to Colin de Land, Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy

Something Living, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Unpacked: Contemporary Works from Private Collections of Northern California, Art Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA

Self, Massimo De Carlo, London, UK

Animality - A Fairy Story by Jens Hoffmann, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY


Performance by the collective George De George Hair cuts Hair, Serpentine Pavilion, London, UK

Park Nights 2016, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

Goulding the Lolly, curated by Brian Belott, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, USA

The Politics of Portraiture, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Omul Negru, Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest, Romania

Inside Out, Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

FADE IN: INT. ART GALLERY – DAY, Swiss Institute, New York, NY

A Shape That Stands Up, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

I Pledge Allegiance, curated by Elisa R. Linn & Lennart Wolff, Stellar Rays, New York, NY

Flatlands, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Unorthodox, Jewish Museum, New York, NY


Greater New York, MoMA PS1, New York, NY

Women's Art Society II, MOSTYN, Llandudno, UK

Call and Response, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, NY

Believe You Me, 247365, New York, NY


Beyond the Pale, Interstate Projects, New York, NY

Puddle, Pothole, Portal, curated by Ruba Katrib, Camille Henrot, Sculpture Center, Queens, NY

New Hells, curated by Isaac Lyles, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

The Crystal Palace, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

Hot House, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Far Out!, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY

Border Food, Loyal Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Cogwheels Carved In Wood, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of, Clearing Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

If The Shoe Fits Like A Glove, 247365, New York, NY

I Against I, David Shelton Gallery, Houston, TX


Time Warp, Galerie Sho Contemporary Art, Tokyo,

Home Screen at Suzanne Geiss Company, Suzanne Geiss Company, New York, NY

Three Artists, Beginnings Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Style Points and Substance Pangs, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA

Deep Cuts, curated by David Humphrey and Wendy White, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York, NY Division 169, curated by Justin Adian, Wendy White, Rawson Projects, Brooklyn, NY

Personal Garage, curated by Erin Dunn, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ


BFA Thesis Exhibition, Mason Gross Gallery, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Jamian/Erik, Project Space, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA, NJ


Blog, Amalgama Industries, Seoul, South Korea

Digi-a-go-go, Pop-Up Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

Art Open, Mason Gross Gallery, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Super Art Show, Riverview Art Foundation, Easton, PA

Solo Exhibition At A Major Institution


Jamian Juliano-Villani | Mike Kelley, The Ranch, Montauk, NY


Try Explaining How You Feel, Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway

Steak Wars, Pond Society Foundation, Shanghai, China


Mrs. Evan Williams, JTT, New York, NY


Let's Kill Nicole, Massimo De Carlo, London, UK


Ten Pound Hand, JTT, New York, NY


Sincerely, Tony, Massimo De Carlo, Milano, Italy

Hydra Workshop, Hydra, Greece


The World's Greatest Planet on Earth, Studio Voltaire, London, UK


Nudge the Judge, Tanya Leighton, Berlin, Germany


Crypod, JTT, New York, NY

Detroit Affinities, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, USA


Gambler's Choice, Retrospective, Hudson, New York


Me, Myself and Jah, Rawson Projects, New York, NY

Collected By A Major Institution

Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris

Aïshti Foundation, Beirut

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Included In A Major Biennial

56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, 2022

Greater New York, MoMA PS1, New York, USA