EXHIBITION DATES: 04/12/2018 - 08/09/2019
currently Based: SAN FRANCISCO
ARTIST WEBSITE: MoNICACANILAO.com
Living in the heart of Oakland, Monica spends her days stitching, painting, printing, and building and breathing life into the refuse that dominates her surroundings. Moving across different media, sometimes with friends and sometimes alone, Monica is involved in creating a delicate visual record of her personal and communal space. She received a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts, and her work has been shown both in internationally and nationally: at The Luggage Store Gallery (San Francisco), Inner State Gallery (Michigan), Chandran Gallery (SF), Black Rat Press (London), Subliminal Projects (LA), and at KRETS (Sweden).
She has also done large-scale public art installations at Miami Art Basel. Her work has been displayed in
community spaces and abandoned places worldwide. She currently has exhibits up at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art &History and at New Image Art. Monica, along with Xara Thustra, will be painting the entryway to the Great Hall at Oakland Museum in March.