Artophilia  •  2057   •  3 October 2015

Alyssa Monks


Alyssa Monks earned her B.A. from Boston College and she studied painting at Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence. She went on to complete her M.F.A at the New York Academy of Art, Graduate School of Figurative Art in 2001. She teaches and lectures at universities and institution nation wide, and is an adjunct professor at the New York Academy of Art.

“My intention is to transfer the intimacy and vulnerability of my human experience into a painted surface. I like mine to be as intimate as possible, each brush stroke like a fossil, recording every gesture and decision.”

Monks’s paintings have been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions including “Intimacy” at the Kunst Museum in Ahlen, Germany and “Reconfiguring the Body in American Art, 1820-2009” at the National Academy Museum of Fine Arts, New York. Her work is represented in public and private collections, including the Savannah College of Arts, the Somerset Art Association and the collections of Howard Tullman, Danielle Steele and Eric Fischl.

Alyssa has been awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Painting three times and is a member of the New York Academy of Art’s Board of Trustees. She is currently represented by Forum Gallery in New York City. Alyssa currently lives and paints in Brooklyn, New York.

She is represented by Forum Gallery in NYC and she will be having a solo show there march 24 – May 7, 2016.

Exhibitions:

Solo Exhibitions

New Paintings: Forum Gallery, NY, 2016
Rolls Royce Icons of Art Series: The Walker Tower, NY, 2013
Presence: Blue Gallery, Kansas City, MO, 2013
Small Works: Sarah Bain Gallery, CA, 2012
Fixation: David Klein Gallery, MI, 2010
Oil and Water: DFN Gallery, NY, 2010
Steam: Sarah Bain Gallery, CA, 2009
New Paintings: DFN Gallery, NY, 2009
Flesh Painting: Sarah Bain Gallery, CA 2008
New Paintings: DFN Gallery, NY 2007
Next of Kin: Sarah Bain Gallery, CA 2007
Below the Surface: Sarah Bain Gallery, CA 2006
Dissolve: DFN Gallery, NY 2006
New Paintings: Sarah Bain Gallery, CA 2005
New Paintings: Sarah Bain Gallery, CA 2004
New Paintings: Sarah Bain Gallery, CA 2003
Surfacing: Sarah Bain Gallery, CA, 2002

Group Exhibitions

Art Market San Francisco: Forum Gallery, 2015
Figurative I: Gallery 1261, Denver CO, 2015
Unfurl: Gallery 1261, Denver, CO, 2015
Making Faces: David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI, 2015
Body // Water: Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD, 2015
The Artists Gaze: Sirona Gallery, Hallandale Beach, FL, 2015
Art Palm Beach: Sirona Gallery, Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, FL, 2015
Small Works: Sirona Gallery, Hallandale Beach, FL, 2015
Love It, Locket, Leave It: Island Weiss Gallery, NY, 2014
Take Home a Nude: New York Academy of Art, Sotheby’s, NY, 2014
Art Miami: David Klein Gallery, The Art Miami Pavilion, Miami, FL, 2014
Small is Beautiful: Flowers Gallery, NY, 2014
Contemporary Realism: Gallery 1261, Denver, CO, 2014
CRB: Contemprary Realism Biennial 2014: Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN, 2014
The Windows View: Eno Gallery, Hillsborough, NC, 2014
Re-presenting the Nude: Evoke Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 2014
Art Southampton: New York Academy of Art, Art Southampton Pavilion, NY, 2014
NYAA Summer Exhibition: Flowers Gallery, NY, 2014
Art Wynwood: Flowers Gallery, The Art Wynwood Pavilion, Miami, FL, 2014
The Armory Show: David Klein Gallery, Pier 92 and 94, NY, 2014
Based on Actual Events: Jonathan Levine Gallery, NY, 2014
Small Is Beautiful: Flowers Gallery, London, UK, 2013
Benetton Foundation’s Imago Mundi at the Venice Biennale: Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Italy, 2013
Summer Salon Show: Rarity Gallery, Greece, 2013
Art Southampton: Art Southampton Pavilion, NY, 2013
NYAA Summer Exhibition: Allegra LaViola Gallery, NY, 2013
Venice Biennale: Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, Italy, 2013
Rarity Summer Salon Show: Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece, 2013
The Looking Glass: Refraction through the Female Gaze: Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2013
Contemporary Realism: Gallery 1261, Denver, CO, 2013
Single Fare: RH Gallery, New York City, NY, 2013
Nudes: Hespe Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2013
Saturation: Jensen Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2012
Take Home a Nude: New York Academy of Art, NY, 2012
NYAA 6th Annual Summer Exhibition: Flowers Gallery, NY, 2012
Nosebleed: Fuse Gallery, NY, 2012
Rarity Summer Salon Show: Rarity Gallery, Greece, 2012
Good for You: David Klein Gallery, MI, 2012
The Ones: New York Academy of Art, NY, 2012
Heads: Flowers Gallery, NY, 2012
Love is in the Air: The Cell, NY, 2012
From What I Remember/From What I Forget: Principle Gallery, VA, 2012
LA Art Show – Modern & Contemporary: Sarah Bain Gallery, CA, 2012
Art Miami: David Klein Gallery, FL, 2011
ICONOMANCY: New York Academy of Art, NY, 2011
Take Home a Nude: New York Academy of Art, NY, 2011
Slideluck Potshow: Slideluck, NY, 2011
Dark Water: Copro Gallery, CA, 2011
Paintworks: Gowanus Ballroom, NY, 2011
Space Invaders: Rose Contemporary, ME, 2011
Gallery Selections: Hespe Gallery, CA, 2011
NYAA 5th Annual Summer Exhibition: Flowers Gallery, NY, 2011
Breach of Privacy: Carmichael Gallery, CA, 2011
Rarity Summer Salon Show: Rarity Gallery, Greece, 2011
Triple Threat: Island Weiss Gallery, NY, 2011
Naked: Jensen Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2011
Forces of Nature: Brian Farrell’s Space at Chelsea Modern, NY, 2011
San Francisco Fine Art Fair: Hespe Gallery, CA, 2011
Art Chicago: Hespe Gallery, IL, 2011
Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again: Sloan Fine Art, NY, 2011
The Armory Show – Modern: David Klein Gallery, NY, 2011
(I’ve Got a Secret): Forbes Galleries, NY, 2011
Songs: Fuse Gallery, NY, 2011
(I’ve Got a Secret): Forbes Galleries, NY, 2011
LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA, 2011
Uncovered: Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barth’s, French West Indies, 2010
Deck the Walls: New York Academy of Art, NY 2010
Slideluck Potshow: Slideluck, NY 2010
Compact:Impact: The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ, 2010
Take Home a Nude: New York Academy of Art, NY 2010
Body, Mind & Hair: Rowan University Gallery, Glassboro, NJ 2010
Fresh Figures & Abstraction: Scott White Contemporary Art, CA, 2010
Gallery Artists: DFN Gallery, NY, 2010
Remnants: Fuse Gallery, NY, 2010
Flashpoint: Alyssa Monks & Tom Birkner: The Noyes Museum, Stockton College, NJ, 2010
San Francisco Fine Art Fair: Scott White Contemporary Art, CA, 2010
Intimacy: Kunst Museum Ahlen, Germany, 2010
Art Miami: David Klein Gallery, FL, 2010
The Armory Show: David Klein Gallery, NY, 2010
Between Realities: Principle Gallery, VA, 2010

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Steamed

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