ALYSSA MONKS

BORN: November 27, 1977

EDUCATION:

2001 Graduate School of Figurative Art, New York Academy of Art: MFA cum laude
1999 Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA: BA cum laude
1998 Lorenzo de’Medici, Art Institute of Florence

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2018 Walls, Windows and Mirrors, Forum Gallery, NY (catalogue)
Spirit Songs, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2017 Alyssa Monks, Pontone Gallery, London, UK
2016 Resolution, Forum Gallery, NY (catalogue)
2015 Nexxus Exxpress Yourself: New York Fashion Week Event, Nexxus New York Salon
2013 Rolls Royce Icons of Art Series, The Walker Tower, NY
Presence, Blue Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2012 Small Works, Sarah Bain Gallery, CA
2010 Fixation, David Klein Gallery, MI
Oil and Water, DFN Gallery, NY (catalogue)
2009 New Paintings, Sarah Bain Gallery, CA
New Paintings, DFN Gallery, NY
2008 Flesh Painting, Sarah Bain Gallery, CA
2007 New Paintings, DFN Gallery, NY
Next of Kin, Sarah Bain Gallery, CA
2006 Below the Surface, Sarah Bain Gallery, CA
Dissolve, DFN Gallery, NY
2005 New Paintings, Sarah Bain Gallery, CA
2004 New Paintings, Sarah Bain Gallery, CA
2003 New Paintings, Sarah Bain Gallery, CA
2002 Surfacing, Sarah Bain Gallery, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2018 The New Baroque, Booth Gallery, New York, NY
Forum Gallery: Second Annual Southampton Exhibition, MM Fine Art,
Southampton, NY
Objects of Desire: Summer Survey, Bernarducci Gallery, New York, NY
Natural Proclivities, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, New York, NY
Peers & Influences, The Bo Bartlett Center, Columbus, GA
Artists by Artists: The Artist as Subject, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2018 Favorite Things: A Holiday Exhibition, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2017 Introduction, Pontone Gallery, London
Seeing With Our Own Eyes, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Forum Gallery Celebrates 55 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Take Home a Nude, New York Academy of Art, Sotheby’s, NY
2016-17 Contemporary Old Masters, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA
2016 Hour by Hour, Q Art Salon, Santa Ana, CA
American Views, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
20/21 – VISIONARY ARTISTS OF THE 21ST CENTURY, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Masters of American Realism, The Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum,
Sag Harbor, NY
Water |Bodies, New York Academy of Art at Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, NY
NYAA Group Show, La Vendue, Charleston, SC
Take Home a Nude: New York Academy of Art, Sotheby’s, NY
2015 Nature Unbound, Forum Gallery, NY
Figurative I, Gallery 1261, Denver CO
Unfurl, Gallery 1261, Denver, CO
Making Faces, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Body // Water, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD
The Artists Gaze, Sirona Gallery, Hallandale Beach, FL
Small Works, Sirona Gallery, Hallandale Beach, FL
Take Home a Nude, New York Academy of Art, Sotheby’s, NY
2014 Love It, Locket, Leave It, Island Weiss Gallery, New York, NY
Take Home a Nude, New York Academy of Art, Sotheby’s, NY
Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY
Contemporary Realism, Gallery 1261, Denver, CO
CRB: Contemprary Realism Biennial 2014, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
The Windows View, Eno Gallery, Hillsborough, NC
Re-presenting the Nude, Evoke Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Art Southampton, New York Academy of Art, Art Southampton Pavilion, NY
NYAA Summer Exhibition, Flowers Gallery, NY
Art Wynwood, Flowers Gallery, The Art Wynwood Pavilion, Miami, FL
Based on Actual Events, Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, NY
2013 Small Is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, London, UK
Benetton Foundation’s Imago Mundi at the Venice Biennale, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Italy
Summer Salon Show, Rarity Gallery, Greece
NYAA Summer Exhibition, Allegra LaViola Gallery, NY
Venice Biennale, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, Italy
Rarity Summer Salon Show, Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece
The Looking Glass: Refraction through the Female Gaze, Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Contemporary Realism, Gallery 1261, Denver, CO
Single Fare, RH Gallery, New York City, NY
Nudes, Hespe Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012 Saturation, Jensen Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Take Home a Nude, New York Academy of Art, NY
NYAA 6th Annual Summer Exhibition, Flowers Gallery, NY
Nosebleed, Fuse Gallery, NY
Rarity Summer Salon Show, Rarity Gallery, Greece
Good for You, David Klein Gallery, MI
The Ones, New York Academy of Art, NY
Heads, Flowers Gallery, NY
Love is in the Air, The Cell, NY
From What I Remember/From What I Forget, Principle Gallery, VA
2011 ICONOMANCY, New York Academy of Art, NY
Take Home a Nude, New York Academy of Art, NY
Slideluck Potshow, Slideluck, NY
Dark Water, Copro Gallery, CA
Paintworks, Gowanus Ballroom, NY
Space Invaders, Rose Contemporary, ME
Gallery Selections, Hespe Gallery, CA
NYAA 5th Annual Summer Exhibition, Flowers Gallery, NY
Breach of Privacy, Carmichael Gallery, CA
Rarity Summer Salon Show, Rarity Gallery, Greece
Triple Threat, Island Weiss Gallery, NY
Naked, Jensen Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Forces of Nature, Brian Farrell’s Space at Chelsea Modern, NY
Single Fare 2, Please Swipe Again: Sloan Fine Art, NY
(I’ve Got a Secret), Forbes Galleries, NY
Songs, Fuse Gallery, NY
(I’ve Got a Secret), Forbes Galleries, NY
2010 Uncovered, Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barth’s, French West Indies
Deck the Walls, New York Academy of Art, NY
Slideluck Potshow, Slideluck, NY
Compact:Impact, The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ
Take Home a Nude, New York Academy of Art, NY
Body, Mind & Hair, Rowan University Gallery, Glassboro, NJ
Fresh Figures & Abstraction, Scott White Contemporary Art, CA
Gallery Artists, DFN Gallery, NY
Remnants, Fuse Gallery, NY
Flashpoint: Alyssa Monks & Tom Birkner, The Noyes Museum, Stockton College, NJ
San Francisco Fine Art Fair, Scott White Contemporary Art, CA
Intimacy, Kunst Museum Ahlen, Germany
Between Realities, Principle Gallery, VA
2009 Water/Bodies, Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barths
Bods, Rethinking the Figure, Robert Kidd Gallery, MI
Baptized Catholic, Artbreak Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Portrait Invitational, Blue Gallery, MO
Take Home a Nude, New York Academy of Art, NY
Reconfigured and Relocated, DFN Gallery, NY
Summer Stars, Sarah Bain Gallery, CA
Reconfiguring the Body in American Art, 1820–2009, National Academy Museum of Fine Arts, NY
Abstract/Nature, DFN Gallery, NY
Personal Territory, David Klein Gallery, MI
Paper Beings, Hespe Gallery, CA
New York Academy 2nd Biennial Alumni Association Exhibition, Figureworks Gallery, NY
Small Is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, NY
New Work by Gallery Artists, DFN Gallery, NY
2008 Dangerous Women, DFN Gallery, NY
Summer Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, NY
Take Home a Nude, New York Academy of Art, NY
2007 Summer Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, NY
Wet, DFN Gallery, NY
2006 Alumni Association Exhibition NYAA, Figureworks Gallery, Brooklyn
Small Works Show, Sarah Bain Gallery, Anaheim
Bridge Art Fair, DFN Gallery, Miami Beach
Art London, Hespe Gallery, London
Group Exhibition, DFN Gallery, NY
Take Home a Nude, New York Academy of Art, NY
An Assessment of Contemporary Figuration, David Klein Gallery, MI
Salon 2006, New York Academy of Art, NY
2005 10th Anniversary Show, DFN Gallery, NY
7th Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, CA
2004 Still life, Sarah Bain Gallery, CA
2003 Figures, J. Cacciola Gallery, NJ
Take Home A Nude, New York Academy of Art, NY
2002 Interiors, Sarah Bain Gallery, CA
2001 8×10, Sarah Bain Gallery, CA
Take Home A Nude, New York Academy of Art, NY
Diploma Project Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, NY
Separate Visions, Sarah Bain Gallery, CA
Paint the Town Red, Rene Lezard, NY
NYAA Student Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, NY, 1999-2001
2000 From Plaster To Master, New York Academy of Art, NY
Tristan and America Exhibition, NY
Credit Suisse Exhibition, NY

AWARDS:
2007 New York Academy of Art Summer Exhibition, First Prize, Juried Exhibition
2006 Grant for Painting, Elizabeth Greensheilds Foundation, Quebec, Canada, 2003- 2006
2001 Travel Grant to Normandy, France at the Chateaux Balleroy: Forbes Foundation
1999 Academic Scholarship Award: New York Academy of Art
Artplosion grant: Boston College
Stylus grant: Boston College

MEMBER:

Board of Trustees, New York Academy of Art, 2010 – present

PUBLICATIONS:

Zeller, Robert. The figurative artists handbook: a contemporary guide to figure drawing, painting, and composition. Monacelli Studio, 2016, p. 288-291.
Fischl, Eric, and Vincent Desiderio. Alyssa Monks: Oil & Water, 2005-2014. GHP Media, 2016.
“Alyssa Monks: Resolution,” Exhibition Catalogue, Forum Gallery, New York, 2016.
“Alyssa Monks: Oil & Water,” Exhibition Catalogue, DFN Gallery, New York, 2010.

SELECTED ARTICLES/REVIEWS:

Gusev, Mike. “Down to Earth – on a new level,” The Blue Review, July 25, 2018.
Maidman, Daniel. “Objects of Desire,” Poets and Artists, July 14, 2018.
Interview. Thomas, June. “The Real Artist Behind The Americans’ Fictional Painter Talks About Her Experience on the Show, Slate, April 6, 2018.
“The Americans: The Real-Life Russian Saga That Inspired the Final Season,” Vanity Fair, March 28, 2018
Solosky, Alexis. “‘The Americans’ Goes Dark(er), With Help From a Painter,” The New York Times, March 23, 2018.
Interview. “Challenge Your Thinking.” Dr. Linda Tucker Podcast, March 2017.
Lemmon, Jackie. “Alyssa Monks.” Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Mar. 2017, pp. 66–77.
Interview. “Alyssa Monks: Grace and Harmony.” Hoctok. Web. 22 December 2016.
“Alyssa Monks: Resolution,” Blouin Gallery Guide, April 2016, p. 8-9 and cover.
“Alyssa Monks: Resolution.” American Art Collector, April 2016, pp. 90–91.
“30 Most Influential Women Artists Alive Today,” Graphic Design Degree Hub, February 2016
“Astonishing Photo-Realistic Portraits You Won’t Believe Were Painted by Hand.” CNN. Web. 23 October 2015.
Nadine, Ajaka. “The Rustic Renewal of a Brooklyn Artist.” The Atlantic. Web. 20 October 2015.
Figueroa, Miguel. “Seeing Your True Colors.” Vamp Magazine, 15 October 2015, No. 4: p. 56-7.
Zhang, Jenny. Interview. “Photorealistic Oil Paintings Capture Inti¬mate Portraits of Human Vulnerability.” My Modern Met. Web. 12 October 2015.
Kaminska, Paulina. Interview. “Interview with Alyssa Monks.” Artophilia. Web. 6 October, 2015.
Dalton, John. Interview. “Creating the Space for Connections with Alyssa Monks.” John Dalton Art. Web. 13 September 2015.
Interview. “Alyssa Monks: The Illusion of Reality.” Silverlake Voice. Web. 2 September 2015.
The Moth, Summer 2015, No. 21: p. 4 and 30.
Interview. “Alyssa Monks: Hyper-Realistic Painting.” Issue No. 2016. Web. 12 August 2015.
“Think These Are Photos? Look Closely.” The San Francisco Globe. Web. 20 July 2015.
Lin, Christin. Interview. “Alyssa Monks: The Photograph as a Painter’s Bully and Helper.” Epoch Times. 20 June 2015.
Turnery, Sam. Interview. “Awesome Advice from Top Realism Artists.” Zippi. 22 May 2015.
Green, Rob. “Haunting and Intimate Paintings.” Wall Hop. Web. 15 April 2015.
Hafesh, Louise. “Snap and Chat.” The Artist’s Magazine, April 2015: cover and p. 46–51.
Robbins, Sarah. “Connection: An Essay by Alyssa Monks.” Dirty Laundry Mag. Web. March 2015.
Webb, Shenyah. “Artist Feature: Alyssa Monks.” Nailed Magazine. Web. 4 February 2015.
Cooke, Lacy. “Alyssa Monks Connects to the World Through Painting.” The Surge. Web. January 2015.
McCann, Margaret. The Figure: Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture, New York, NY: Skira Rizzoli, 2014.
PoetsArtists. October 2014, No. 58: front and back cover.
Luciano, Felicia. “I soggetti (s)coperti di Alyssa Monks.” Artwort. Web. 11 September 2014.
Piowaty, Deanna Elaine. “Women Under Glass: The Paintings of Alyssa Monks.” Combustus. Web. 7 September 2014.
Jacklitsch, Trent. Interview. “Alyssa Monks.” Vimeo. Web. July 2014.
Jacklitsch, Trent. Interview. “Tone.” Vimeo. Web. July 2014.
“Alyssa Monks: Where Realism and Abstraction Meet.” Nuo Magazine. Web. 3 July 2014.
Keates, Nancy. “No Nudes is Good Nudes,” Wall Street Journal, February 2014.
“Through the Translucent Looking Glass.” Dadada Magazine. Web. 19 March 2013.
“Upcoming Group Show: Contemporary Realism.” American Art Collector, March 2013: p. 116 –17.
Price, Marsha. “Alyssa’s Brooklyn Artist Studio: Workspace Tour,” Apartment Therapy, online, 2013.
Ries, Patrícia. “Filtered: Alyssa Monks.” Egoista, December 2012, Vol. 50: p. 102-8.
Litmanen, Pirita. Interview. “Interview with Painter Alyssa Monks.” Revs Magazine. Web. 4 October 2012.
Zappitell, Brenda. “Inside Alyssa Monks’ Brooklyn Studio.” Professional Artist, September 2012, Vol. 26, No. 7: p. 16.
Malafronte, Allison. “The New York Academy of Art: Traditional Skills, Contemporary Discourse.” American Artist, September 2012, Vol. 76, No. 831: p. 38.
Menendez, Didi. Interview. “Interview: Alyssa Monks.” PoetsArtists. July 2012: p. 10-19.
Marinho, Rafaela. “Artista Americana Alyssa Monks Cria Rostos Realistas Em Pinturas à Oleo.” GQ Brazil. Web. July 2012.
“Painter Renders Photographic Images,” Yahoo News, online, July 2012.
“Photoreal Paintings by Alyssa Monks.” Juxtapoz Magazine. Web. 5 June 2012.
Maidman, Daniel. “Rock and Roll.” HuffPost Arts & Culture. Web. 27 May 2012.
Strick, Charlotte. “Women by Women.” The Paris Review, Winter 2011, No. 199.
Ferrari, Linda. “Lady in the Water.” Progetto-9. Web. December 2011.
Lee-Tullis, James. Interview. “Picture Perfect? Introducing the Remarkable Hyperrealist Art of Alyssa Monks.” Departures. Web. 10 December 2011.
Romero, Karla. Interview. “Alyssa Monks: Interview.” Humanize Magazine, 10 November 2011, No. 13: p. 26–43.
“Alyssa Monks: Metafora Claritatii in Difuziune,” Luxury Rich & Famous, November 2011.
Karakoc, Ozan. “Alyssa Monks.” Bak Magazine, September 2011, No. 16: p. 301.
The Blind Architect. Interview. “Empty Kingdom Interview: Alyssa Monks.” Empty Kingdom. Web. 6 June 2011.
Stanley, Caroline. “Alyssa Monks’ Warped Wet Bodies.” Flavorwire. Web. 16 May 2011.
“Between Realism and Abstraction: The Photorealistic Paintings of Alyssa Monks.” Culturazzi. Web. November 2010.
Cuffe, Michael. Interview. “Alyssa Monks: Contemporary Oil Artist Interview & Studio Visit.” Warholian. Web. 27 October 2010.
Rose, Joshua. “Alyssa Monks: Fixation.” American Art Collector. October 2010, No. 60: p. 156 and cover.
Hall, Kim. “Alyssa Monks: Abstract Realities.” Professional Artist. October 2010, Vol. 24, No. 8: p. 16 and cover.
Li, David. “Her Art Really Imitates Life.” New York Post. 21 September 2010.
Bargmann, Sophie. Interview. “Interview with Alyssa Monks.” Glamcult. Web. June/July 2010.
Galperina, Marina. “Fuse Gallery Group Show.” Animal. Web. June 2010.
John, Jason. Interview. “Interview with Alyssa Monks.” TheBroadstreetStudio. Web. May 2010.
“Past Contributor: Alyssa Monks.” PoetsArtists. Web. May 2010.
Stalios, Michael. “Water, Water Everywhere.” Zink Magazine, April 2010.
“Submerged.” American Art Collector. April 2010, No. 54: p. 110.
Carpenter, Courtney. “Beyond the West.” Southwest Art, April 2010.
Miller, Nancy Bea. “Three to Watch: Artists Making Their Mark.” Fine Art Connoisseur, March/April 2010.
Interview. “The Layers of Alyssa Monks.” HAHA Mag. Web. 14 February 2010.
Hernandez, Ricardo. “A Glimpse into Alyssa Monks Paintings.” Yatzer, 30 January 2010.
American Art Collector, January 2010: cover.
Empty Magazine, December 2009.
“Photo-realistic Paintings by Alyssa Monks.” Telegraph, September 2009.
“Artist Creates Incredible Paintings that Look Like Photographs.” Daily Mail, September 2009.
“Stunning Art that Looks Like Photos.” UK Metro, September 2009.
“Fotorealistische Porträts.” Süddeutsche Zeitung, September 2009.
Menedez, Didi. Interview. “Alyssa Monks: Self-Portraits.” Oranges & Sardines, Summer 2009: cover.
Perilli, Benedetta. “La rete ‘scopre’ l’imperrealismo: ecco le immagini.” La Republica.it. Web. August, 2009.
Ayers, Robert. “Review.” ARTnews, June 2009.
Fenton, Laura. “Exclusive: Alyssa Monks Talks About Her Bathing Beauties.” Flavorwire. Web. 15 April 2009.
Hodges, Michael. “Photorealists Make Painting Come to Life.” The Detroit News. Web. March 2009.
Painter, Alysia Gray. “Los Angeles Art Show: Pucker Up and Kiss It.” NBC Los Angeles. Web. January 2009.
“Stare Tactics.” Hideous Sunday. Web. January 2009.
Monks, Alyssa. “No Place Like Home.” Harper’s Magazine, November 2008: p. 31.
Stacy, Greg. “Swimmin’ With Women (and Painter Alyssa Monks) at Anaheim’s Sarah Bain Gallery.” OC Weekly. Web. September 2008.
“Alyssa Monks: Liquid.” Riviera Magazine, September 2008.
“Dangerous Women.” American Art Collector, August 2008, No. 34.
Lambert, Olympia. “Dangerous Women at DFN Gallery.” ArtCal. Web. 5 August 2008.
Baldwin, Rosecrans. “Come Hell: Alyssa Monks.” The Morning News. Web. January 2008.
American Art Collector. November 2007.
American Art Collector. May 2006.
Lasarow, Bill. “Alyssa Monks.” Art Scene. Web. February 2006.

SELECTED LECTURES, WORKSHOPS AND COURSES:

2018 Flemish Classical Atelier, Bruges, Belgium (workshop)
2017 “First Annual National Juried Exhibition 2017,” Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wausau, WI (juror, workshop)
2016 “Painting: Transcending the Photo Reference,” The Bo Bartlett Center, Columbus, GA
2015 The Compass Atelier, Rockville, Maryland
University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
New York Academy of Art, New York
2014 New York Academy of Art, New York
2013 University of Tampa, FL
California State University Summer Arts program, CA
2012 University of Louisville, KY
2011 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Weekend with the Masters Intensive, American Artist, NY (workshop)
Washington Art Association, CT (workshop)
The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ (workshop)
New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
2010 New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
2009 New York Academy of the Arts, New York, NY
Washington University, St. Louis, MO (workshop, lecture)
Landscape painting course, Carrara, Italy, (2 weeks)
2008 Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ (undergrad class, 3 semesters)
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN (workshop, lecture)
2007 Lyme Academy, Old Lyme, CT (undergrad class, 3 semesters)
Landscape painting course, Serre di Rapolano, Italy (3 weeks)
2006 University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Fayetteville, AR (workshop, lecture)

FILM & TELEVISION FEATURES

The Americans (television series), produced by Joel Fields and Joseph Weisberg, FX series, season 6, 2018, FX series, season 6, 2018
What Maisie Knew (film), directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel, Millennium Films, 2013
The Beautiful Awful (filmed lecture), TEDx Talks, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2015

COLLECTIONS:

 Eric Fischl
 Howard Tullman
 Gerrity Lansing
 Danielle Steele
 Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
 Fullerton College
 Seavest Collection
 Luciano Benetton
 The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ