In her quest to perpetually reconfigure the image, Jeanette Mundt makes paintings that combine the iconic with more personal or hermetic references. By conflating art-historical images with selfies, Mundt poses questions about power and the gendered gaze that unfolds in the ambiguous space between how we consume images in everyday life and art. Mundt refuses to commit to one style of painting and her formally omnivorous practice mirrors the ever-changing velocity of culture.
Solo exhibitions include A Reality, Tank Shanghai, Shanghai, China (2023); God Told Him to Wait, Société, Berlin, Germany (2023); Batshit, Company Gallery, New York (2023); Human Remains, Overduin & Co., Los Angeles (2022); Sprich auch du, Red Tracy, Copenhagen (2021); Wash us with fire, Société, Berlin (2021); Hell on Earth, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York (2018); Addict Distract, Bridget Donahue, New York (2018); Heroin: Cape Cod, USA, Off Vendome, New York (2016); and Beggars Thieves Faeries and Whores, Green Gallery, Milwaukee (2016). Mundt’s work has also been included in the 2019 Whitney Biennial as well as group exhibitions organized by CF Hill, Stockholm, Sweden; Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon; David Zwirner, New York; Kaufmann Repetto, New York and Milan; G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig, Germany; Greene Naftali, New York; Galerie Neu, Berlin; and Peter Freeman, Inc., New York. Her work is included in multiple public collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; the Aïshti Foundation, Lebanon; Kistefos Museum, Norway; and the Museum Ludwig, Germany. Mundt currently lives and works in New York, NY.