monika
My work is guided by a research that follows the relationship between nature and gesture. I have always been fascinated by lines and gestures followed by the power they have when interacting with human feelings. I am very passionate about Japanese art and culture and my artworks express the harmony between a logical research, my personal feelings and instinctive actions.

Education

2018       Feng shui course (Ocourse)

2017       Manga drawing and illustration (Manga University-distance learning)

2012       Color and relaxation therapies (school of Natural Health Science)

2009       Ma by project (research degree in creative arts), London Metropolitan

                 University

2006       Post-graduate Certificate in Asian Art, Royal Holloway University

2002       Ma Diploma in art restoration, S.O.S art Bologna

2001       QTS in Art and Design, Catania University (Italy)

1997       BA Degree (Hon.) in Fine Art, Academia di Belle arti (Italy)

1991       Diploma in Graphic design (EFAL College, Italy)

1989       A level art and design (Secondary school, Italy)

 

 

 

Professional experience

present:  Freelance artist and tutor at London Art College

2015      Artist in residence in Mexico (Komoneby company)

2014      Illustrator at CEO The risk management Group (Cambridge)

2013/15 Tutor at Ipswich Institute and Alderburgh Library (Adult education)

2012      Visiting lecturer at Hertfordshire University

2010      Visiting artist at M.O.D.A Museum and At Middlesex University

2010      Visiting artist at Camden cross and Kentish Town Health Centre (projects)

2009/12 Art tutor, HALS (Haringey Adult Learning Service)

2008      Workshop leader (origami), various events

06/07    Art teacher and art coordinator, Galliard School (London)

2006      Research assistant (SOAS collaboration with the British Museum)

05/06    Information Intern, Tate Britain, London

2005      Art and Design Lecturer, Barking College, Romford, Essex

2005      Artist in residence: Bigartsweek, (origami project) at Selwyn school

2004      Freelance designer (Nov./Dec.), Christmas Gallery (HK)

2004      Art tutor volunteer for Artscope, Ermine Studio (London)               

2003      History of art Lecturer, I.A.L College (CT – Italy)

2002      Art and Design Teacher, Secondary school (Bologna-Italy)

2000      Teacher of graphic design and photography, Art Institutes (Italy)

1990/95 Graphic Designer for various advertising agencies, Catania (Italy)

 

 

 

 

Awards

 

2012     selected work for the annual book “the best british illustrators”

2011     Winner of the drawing competion “Stroke of genius 4”

2011     Selected for an iPad application (artwork publication)

2010     Competition “world of art”,  selection for show at “Urania”, Berlin

2003     Prize/Medal “Corrente artistica personale”, Biennale Leonardo Da Vinci

1999     Prize for Installation, Art Trail, Trecastagni Museum, Italy

 

 

Exhibitions

 

Solo Shows

 

1999         “Essenze Pitagoriche”, Landratsamt, Amberg (Germany)

2005         “My artwork”, Changing Room Gallery, London

2007           “a way of life”, Hall Place & Gardens (Kent)

2009            La Pigna art gallery, Rome, Italy

2011             “Colorida Gallery”, Lisbon, Portugal (December)

2014          “dancing line” At Snape maltings (Suffolk, UK)

2014           Exhibition at Aldeburgh Gallery

 

Most recent Group Shows and projects

 

2006          “Black History Month”,  Oxford House (London)

2006          “Momentum2006”, Passmore Edwards Musem (catalogue on CD)

Apr 09       “landfill art” project, America (USA) (www. landfillart.org) 

June 09      “knowing me, knowing you”, Japan Embassy, London

June 09      “Buddha mind, creative mind?”, IOP UK, Taplow Court

July 09        “Universe City”, Art Below (art on the tube)

2013/14     “Hikari” performance with calligraphy work on show in Spain and NY

2017             Representation by Art Production NYC

 

Publications

  • Article on “OM Yoga”, (with artwork), 2012 UK
  • ICA (International Contemporary Artists book) artist page 2010
  • Sidekick Books (Illustration for Birdbook poem) 2010
  • British origami society, (new origami diagram and cover) issue 243/257
  • books with Arcturus Ltd: “Origami”, “Origami jewelry”, “Kirigami”
  • Book with Walter Foster: “beginning Chinese brush”

 

 

 

Professional organizations

  • Member of SAA (professional artist)
  • Ordinary member with The British Origami Society.

 


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