Moyna Flannigan is a young Scottish artist known for her figurative paintings and contemporary play on portraiture. The ‘Bunny’ drawings demonstrate her approach of combining cheeky humor with a social critique. The artist dresses up imaginary young girls and makes them look older than their years. The provocative dress and biting humor veils an underlying sadness. Flannigan ”imbues a sense of social satire reminiscent of 18th Century artists such as Hogarth and Gillray, with a peculiarly kitsch, distinctly 21st Century alienation.”(Robert Clark in The Guardian ‘06).
Originally from Edinburgh, Moyna Flannigan received her MFA from Yale University School of Art in 1987 and BA from the Edinburgh College of Art in 1985. Her work has been widely exhibited with recent shows in New York, Amsterdam, Munich, Houston and Athens. She is the recipient of the Creative Scotland Award and her works are in numerous public collections including: Aberdeen Art Gallery, Arts Council of England, Deutsch Bank, Progressive Collection and the Saatchi Collection. The artist lives and works in Edinburgh.
Images courtesy of the artist and Sara Meltzer Gallery