Portia Munson

Memento Mori
June 11, 2022   -   July 24, 2022

For over three decades, Portia Munson has created maximal installations, sculptures, paintings, and digital prints that harness a vast array of accumulated consumer products. Synthesizing environmen- tal and cultural themes from a feminist perspective, Munson’s work elucidates the connection between our indifference to the natural world and the ongoing struggle for gender equality.

Munson holds a BFA from Cooper Union, an MFA from Rutgers University, and studied at the Skowhegan School and Painting and Sculpture. Her work has been shown internationally in major public and private exhibitions since the early 1990s. Munson’s most recent solo exhibitions include Portia Munson: Her Room/Her Worldat Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, 2018; Flood at Disjecta, Portland, OR, 2018; The Garden, at P·P·O·W, New York, NY, 2017; and Earth Rites, NYU Langone Medical Center Art Gallery, New York, NY, 2017. Munson’s work has also been in numerous group exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, including Dime-Store Alchemy at The Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY, 2018; Garden Dwellers at Regina Rex, New York , NY, 2017; Out of Site at Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA, 2017; Pink Noise: Flexing the Frequency at Girls’ Club Collection, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 2016-17; Radical Kingdoms at Union College Schenectady, NY, 2017; Pink Project: Table with P·P·O·W at Frieze London, UK, 2016; Nature Pops at Wave Hill, Bronx, NY, 2016; Tie His Hands Gently at Romeo New York, NY, 2016; In Plain Air at Art Omi, Omi, NY, 2016; The Female Gaze at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA, 2012. In June 2022, Munson will present an immersive installation at Art Omi, a gallery and sculpture park in Ghent, New York. Munson is represented by P·P·O·W Gallery, NY.