Digital Artist and former fiber artist from NY
Mona Gonzalez-Costa attended Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Moving to New York City, she studied drawing and painting at the New School. Her first apartment was on the lower eastside, just a block away from Louise Nevelson's studio and a new wearable art gallery known as Studio Del. The intrigue of making one of a kind wearables was too much to resist, so she abandoned painting for a career as a fiber artist.
As her work developed, she was asked to show at the exclusive Julie Artisans' Gallery on Manhatten's upper eastside. This association led to many national exhibitions, magazine articles, and reviews in American Craft, the New York Times, Italian Vogue, and the Chicago Sun Times. Her wearables are in the American Craft Museum, the San Francisco Art Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
After starting a family, she reinvented herself as a ceramic artist and teacher to co-found "Clay for Kids." After a hiatus of a decade and a move to the western United States, she was influenced by the young ceramic artists at the Archie Bray Institute in Helena, Montana. Now her art has again evolved to include photo montages using the iconography of the urban center, ceramics and assemblages. At the same time, Mona's instinctive curiosity has opened up the world of high tech, and allowed her to apply her innate talent to graphic arts, advertising, website design, and various forms of marketing related work. Her collaboration with architects and residential work has also led to work as an interior designer, focusing on art, accessories, colors and textures. Her work can also be viewed @ Saatchi Online, Artocracy, and Art Review.
Explore the Face Behind the White Paint
Tension, Make Art Not War
Submitted on Friday, August 15, 2008
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