Shana Moulton (2020)

January 16—February 20, 2020

morning ritual video still
Shana Moulton, Morning Ritual, 2016, video still. Courtesy of the artist.

Shana Moulton’s interdisciplinary works in video, performance, and installation blur the lines between autobiography and fiction. In Whispering Pines, the artist’s long-running series (titled after the mobile home retirement community where she grew up, just outside of Yosemite), the artist layers digital animation, collage-like installation and performance to explore the trials and anxieties of her alter ego, Cynthia. Poignant and funny, Moulton’s work implements everyday objects, symbols, body parts, and even medical devices into a kind of surreal spiritual framework that offers a wry critique of wellness culture and contemporary life.


Shana Moulton grew up in Oakhurst, CA, and has gone on to show her work internationally: including at the Palais De Tokyo (Paris); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco); Kunsthaus Glarus (Switzerland); Art in General (New York); Fondazione Morra Greco (Naples); Galeria Arsenał (Białystok), and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland. She has participated in group exhibitions at Migros Museum Für Gegenwartskunst (Zurich); Salzburger Kunstverein (Salzburg); Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado (Lisbon); Oakland Museum of California; Institute of Contemporary Arts London; Guangdong Times Museum (Guangzhou); Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts; Göteborgs Konsthall (Göteborg); Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, and Wiels Center for Contemporary Art, (Brussels). She has performed at The Museum of Modern Art; The New Museum of Contemporary Art; The Kitchen (New York); The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh); The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and many others. Moulton's work has been featured in Artforum, The New York Times, ArtReview, Art in America, Flash Art, Artpress, Metropolis M, BOMB Magazine, and Frieze among others. Her work is distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix and she is a featured artist on Art21’s New York Close Up: 

Shana Moulton is an Assistant Professor at UC Santa Barbara.

Exhibitions and programming at Art Space Gallery are organized by Elena Harvey Collins.

Student Gallery Assistants: Leslie Adams, Miriam Ouassou, Vicente Velazquez III, and Elianette Zepeda.

This exhibition is supported by Friends of the Arts (FOTA) at Fresno City College.