The thousands of artworks at SFMOMA offer countless opportunities to look closely and think deeply about some of the most amazing artists of our time. To celebrate both the artists on view in the newly expanded museum and the creative communities of the Bay Area, 50 Artists invites local artists and creative professionals to share how icons of modern and contemporary art matter to them. This week, multi-genre performing artist, Monique Jenkinson A.K.A Fauxnique, explores the life and work of Andy Warhol.
Monique Jenkinson is a multifaceted artist (performance, video, dance) who uses dance and drag to consider the performance of femininity as a forceful, vulnerable, and subversive act. She creates and performs her work locally and internationally in a range of contexts from nightclubs to theaters to museums. Her drag queen alter-ego, Fauxnique, made herstory as the first cis-woman to win a major drag pageant. Fauxnique was also a Fellow at San Francisco’s de Young Museum, a Goldie and Bestie winner, SF Weekly’s Best Performance Artist, and one of 7×7 magazine’s Hot 20.