Artist Statement: I am interested in making works that are informed by and react to a culture defined by a digital experience. My work references familiar technology-created images, such as photography, x-rays, or photoshop filters, yet are created only using the meticulous illusion of paint. Through referencing the digital image I am able to make paintings that walk the line between something and nothing, that both play to our expectations of the disposable contemporary image and the valued tradition of the handmade.
Bio: Bonnie Maygarden was born in 1987 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She attended Pratt Institute, where she received her Bachelor's of Fine Arts in 2010. Maygarden returned to New Orleans to attend Tulane University, where she received a Master of Fine Arts in 2014. Maygarden has exhibited in the US and abroad, including exhibitions at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Université Lumière in Lyon, France. Her work has been featured in publications such as New American Paintings and Artforum. Maygarden lives and works in New Orleans, Louisiana.