Jonathan Monaghan

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Jonathan Monaghan
Born (1986-09-14) September 14, 1986 (age 31)
Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Education New York Institute of Technology
University of Maryland
Known for Video art New media art

Jonathan Monaghan (born September 14, 1986 in Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York) is an American computer animator and artist.[1] He received his BFA in computer graphics from the New York Institute of Technology.[2] Monaghan then went on to receive a MFA from the University of Maryland.


Monaghan's animations have been exhibited at the Sundance Film Festival.[3] His work have been reviewed in the Washington Post [4] and the Village Voice.[5]

In its November 2011 issue, DC Modern Luxury Magazine named Monaghan one of the "Top 10 young artists to collect".[6]

Monaghan is represented by bitforms gallery in New York.[7]

3D printing

In June 2011, Monaghan was artist in residence at MakerBot Industries.[8] in Brooklyn, New York and was selected by U.S. Department of State to speak on 3D printing.[9]



  • "Escape Pod" bitforms gallery, New York
  • "Robot Ninja" Market Gallery, Glasgow
  • "Rainbow Narcosis" Artisphere, Washington D.C.
  • "Sacrifice of the Mushroom Kings" Curator's Office, Washington D.C.
  • "Life Tastes Good In Disco Heaven" Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington D.C.
  • "Calling All Angels" Atopia, Oslo, Norway

Select screenings

Group exhibitions

  • "State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now" Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
  • "NEWSFEED: Anonymity & Social Media in African Revolutions and Beyond" MoCADA, New York
  • "AW Projects" SCOPE Art Show, New York
  • "Animacall: Animation Project 2011" Contemporary Art Centre of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • "Loving You Is Cherry Pie" 4Culture, Seattle WA
  • "X by Y: Digital Art in 2010" University of North Carolina, Pembroke NC
  • "Vox V" Vox Populi, Philadelphia PA
  • "Digital Stone: eForm" Today Art Museum, Beijing & Shanghai Doulun Museum of Modern Art


  1. ^ Jenkins, Mark (2013-07-22). "3-D printing can make everyone a designer". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  2. ^ "Jonathan Monaghan about". Retrieved 2015-08-17. 
  3. ^ "Sundance Institute Celebrates New Frontier 10th Anniversary at 2016 Festival". Sundance Institute. Retrieved 2015-12-05. 
  4. ^ Jenkins, Mark (2012-01-26). "Jonathan Monaghan twists video games in exhibit at Curator's Office". Washington Post. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Dawson, Jessica (2015-04-15). "Ass you Like It: Jonathan Monaghan's Playful Videos Go Deep". Village Voice. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "DC | Modern Luxury | Collect Call". Modern Luxury. 2011-11-26. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  7. ^ "bitforms gallery". Retrieved 2015-05-10. 
  8. ^ "New York Notables". Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  9. ^ "2011 Events | Embassy of the United States Manama, Bahrain". 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Jonathan Monaghan on Vimeo
  • bitforms gallery, NYC


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  • Jonathan Monaghan Melds Technology and Art Tech Cocktail Interview with Kira M. Newman
  • Art Animates Life The Diamondback Interview with Leyla Korkut
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