Contemporary Italian artist Norma Jeane works in Milan. Known for her unconventional treatment of biography and gender, she identifi es with the quintessential American pop icon whose birth name was Norma Jeane. By borrowing an aspect of the icon’s identity, Norma Jeane becomes an artist without a personal biography beyond her art. Her work plays with a paradoxical view of the body as abstract text, and pushes the borders between reality and fiction. Norma Jeane is known for her intelligent use of pop iconography and for her interest in the body.