Peregrine Honig

Drawing inspiration from popular culture, Peregrine Honig creates intricate drawings that explore elements of the modern world, often with whimsy, wit, and verve. Frequently analyzing social and political issues, her work aims to elicit shock, discomfort, and attraction as a means of instigating conversations about pressing cultural concerns. For instance, in the series Anchor Babies (2010), Honig depicts young women giving birth to symbols of patriotism, luxury, sickness, and sexuality, using such images to critique cross-cultural dynamics in America.

Honig's work has been exhibited throughout the United States and, at the age of 22, she became the youngest living artist to enter the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. In addition to more traditional exhibition venues, Honig and her work were featured on the first season of the Bravo reality television show "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist" in 2010.