Style & Approach
With a material-led approach, Monica embraces accidental moments or encounters during the creative process. She actively searches for a catalyst for change or evolution, embracing the transformative and unpredictable nature of the elements with which she works. In this way, all her materials are more than just materials; they are potential collaborators in the outcome of her projects. Abstract sculptures such as the titular Unfurl and expressionistic paintings like With Grace look as if they are on the verge of either renewal or collapse.
Monica Perez Vega’s Early Career & Exhibitions
Monica has an MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the California College of the Arts. In 2016, she co-founded Hiraeth Magazine and Podcast. In 2020, she founded Small Works Art Gallery, an artist-led initiative and platform selling small works by emerging and established artists based in and around the UK. Recent exhibitions include the ArtWorks Open 2020 at Barbican Arts Group Trust, London, RBSA Prize Exhibition 2020, Birmingham and The Collector's Eye 2020 at LEMA Mobili, London, 2020.