Monica’s work utilizes systems theory methodology and concepts derived from observations that demonstrate biological growth. Projects are grown into architectonic composites that generate hyper articulated forms and spatial fields.
The species work is grown through varied aggregation at multiple scales. The objective is the production of new systems and organizational methods that represent morphogenetic evolutionary traits.
The paintings explore fluctuations between disfiguration and figuration between layered fields/buddings and familiar beings. Similar to my species work, the paintings are assembled based on a logic of growth. The picture plane is amassed to create spatial amplification for the figures to oscillate and dialogue in tension with the viewer. The work is inspired by graffiti and urban street art culture. The dark contour is a critical aspect of linking the figures as a continuous text.
Monica has been teaching architecture design and theory at numerous colleges since 2000. She has also been developing interdisciplinary architecture curriculum at the high school level since 2015.
Education: Bachelor of Architecture, Cooper Union, Masters of Advanced Architectural Design Columbia University.