Photo by : Laura June Kirsch
Ana Benaroya Is Locked In For Variable Edition's 4th Release
July 25, 2021
Ana Benaroya is an artist born in New York City, raised in New Jersey. She graduated with her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the Yale School of Art in 2019. In 2018 she had a two person show at Postmasters Gallery in New York. She had two solo shows in 2020: one with Richard Heller Gallery in Los Angeles and one with Ross + Kramer in New York. In 2021 she had her European solo debut with Carl Kostyal in London.
From a queer perspective, Benaroya's work explores notions of power and desire by exaggerating and distorting the human body, playing with its form and its relationship to other bodies. She draws from the languages of comics, caricature, and pop culture and is influenced by images of bodybuilders, cartoons, gig-posters, and artists such as Tom of Finland, Robert Colescott, the Chicago Imagists as well as children's artwork. Poetry and song lyrics often play a role in the titles of her works.