Rachel Lee Hovnanian. Breakfast of Champions II, 2014. Cereal boxes, acrylic, crushed glass, wood, 119 x 66 x 5.25 in / 302.2 x 167.6 x 13.3 cm.
Born in Parkersburg, West Virginia and raised in Houston, Texas, Rachel Lee Hovnanian is a New York-based artist whose multidisciplinary practice explores contemporary notions of narcissism, obsession and intimacy, and society’s alienating addiction to modern technological advances and media. She navigates the post-internet world, merging photography, video, sculpture, painting and installation art into surreal environments that challenge viewers to examine and reevaluate their own cultural values and relationship with digital technology. Judith Stein described Hovnanian as “a wizard at fingering uncomfortable truths.”