ABOUT

Working within a process reflective of life experiences, Monica embraces accidental and incidental moments; allowing herself to be guided by material. In doing so, she has come to realise that she is always seeking the catalyst or disruption and has embraced the transformative nature of the elements as potential collaborators in her practice. Her decisions are therefore an adaptation or acquiescence to circumstance as she navigates between anxiety and optimism; chaos and control.

“…All things in nature must adapt to the uncontrollable elements forced upon them and I am seeking to capture that which is on the verge of either renewal or collapse. Amid the relentless story of progress and the ever-changing state of all things, I look to nature for signs of hope; of a promise of return.”

EDUCATION

2019 MFA, Slade School of Fine Art, London

2005 BFA, with distinction, California College of the Arts, San Francisco

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2020

Qube Arts Open, Qube Gallery, Oswestry, Shropshire

Solo Exhibition, To the Trees, SUPA Gallery, Birmingham (Online)

The Collector’s Eye, LEMA Mobili, London

Retrograde, The Old Print Works, Birmingham (Postponed)

2019

Studio Visit, No. 20 Arts, London

Orbit Graduates Art Show, London

Limbo,  Slade School of Fine Art, London 

MFA degree show, Slade School of Fine Art, London

Raw Materials: Plastics, Nunnery Gallery/ Bow Arts, London

Distant Heres, The Stone Space, London

How Are You, Babe?, Blank 100, London

Nomenclature of Colours, Slade Research Centre, London

2018

Dark to Light, 35 Chapel Walk, Sheffield

Sammelwut, Nijmegen

Slade Interim Show, London

Wells Art Contemporary, Wells

Beep Painting Prize, Swansea

Liquitex White Walls Mural, London

The Field, ASC Gallery, London

2017   

Thuyskamer, Amsterdam

2015   

Solo Exhibition, Rob Radamaker Gallery, Utrecht

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2019   

Slade Summer School Art Education Residency

2018   

Merzbarn, Lake District

TFAC Residency, The Griffin Gallery, London

2002  

All College Honors Nomination, California College of the Arts, San Francisco/ Oakland

2001 

“Cutting Edge” Award, James Kaneko Gallery, Sacramento

2000  

“Cutting Edge” Award, James Kaneko Gallery, Sacramento

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Exhibition | Monica Perez Vega: ‘To the Trees,’ Ruth Millington. 25 July 2020

Average Art, Issue #44, March 2020

Chic Chats #27: Monica Perez VegaLawfully Chic. 5 Aug. 2019

Raw Materials: PLASTICS, May 2019

WOTISART?, issue #11, Feb. 2018

Novelty Magazine, Issue #11, March 2018

Fresh Paint Magazine, issue #9, Oct. 2015

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