Artist Statement: My work is informed by and reacts to a culture defined by a digital experience, yet the work's imagery is created entirely by hand, using only paint. I seek out natural phenomena and illusions that feel familiar to an eye accustomed to imagery found on a screen. My work references recognized technology-created images, such as photography, x-rays, or photoshop filters. Through referencing the digital image as well as our natural world, 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 is a contemporary artist born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She attended Pratt Institute, where she received her Bachelor's of Fine Arts in 2010, and returned to New Orleans to attend Tulane University, where she received a Master of Fine Arts in 2014. Maygarden has exhibited extensively in the US and abroad, and her work has been featured in publications such as New American Paintings and Artforum. Maygarden continues to live and work in New Orleans, Louisiana.