Monica Rose Song

NEW YORK, NY

Monica Rose Song
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Monica Rose Song was most recently an artist in the Trestle Gallery Summer Salon. She has exhibited at Mark Miller Gallery, Trestle Gallery, 4heads Governors Island Art Fair, The Celebration of Whimsy, and Westside Fragrances Gallery in New York City. She studied painting and figure drawing in Florence, Italy at Academia Italiana, and graduated from The Ohio State University with a BFA in Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking along with a degree in Marketing from Fisher College of Business.  Monica  is a member at Brooklyn Art Space and she is looking forward to three upcoming exhibitions where her work will be featured: a solo show at the Celebration of Whimsy, RAW: Brooklyn presents Scope, and Gowanus Open Studios.

ARTIST STATEMENT

 
I love reading stories – it is where all my painting ideas begin – and I paint with joy, every brush stroke and color is personal, honest, and intuitive. I believe that art should be alive, seductive, and glittering.  

My work for the past two years has been rooted in the narratives, allegory, and illustrations of Fairy Tale and Folk literature. These stories have influenced my art and imagination since childhood, but it was Bruno Bettelheim’s Uses of Enchantment that opened my mind to the symbolism and psychological meaning hidden in these tales.  

The women in my paintings are strong and enchanting heroines; their features and personalities modeled after the amazing women who are closest to me. And the beasts in my work are the aggressive (often masculine) sexual counterparts to my heroines. With my current work, I am investigating the landscapes, mythical creatures, curses, love, and magic that have persisted through centuries of storytelling.

MONICA ROSE SONG

b. 1986
Lives and works in New York, NY

EDUCATION
  • 2010Ohio State University, BFA
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2013Into The Woods We Go Again, The Celebration of Whimsy, New York, NY
  • 2010Sex, Kitsch, and Theater, Silver Image Gallery
  • 2010Whispers, What The Rock
  • 2009They Want It, Silver Image Gallery
  • 2008Whispers, Silver Image Gallery
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 2014Brooklyn Art Space Summer Salon, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2014Brooklyn Art Space Salon, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2013Beasticon, Mark Miller Gallery, New York, NY
  • 20132013 4heads Governors Island Art Fair, Governors Island, New York, NY
  • 2012Nocturnal, Westside Fragrances Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2011From The Land of Telos, Performance Art/Installation, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2010Gesture (Inclusive), Hopkins Gallery
  • 2010Mosaic Art Show, Kuhn Gallery
  • 2010The C-Note Art Show, Junctionview
  • 2009The Big Gay Art Show, Junctionview
  • 2009Agora, Junctionview
  • 2009C-Note Art Show, Junctionview
  • 2009Fergus Gilmore Exhibition, Hopkins Gallery
  • 2007Dilenschneider Drawing Show, 443 Gallery
  • 2007Perspectivas, Museum of Modern Art Yucatan, Merida, Mexico
PUBLIC PROJECTS
  • 2014Artist Talk, Arts and Sciences Salon, New York, NY
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