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:

2017 Alyssa Monks, Pontone Gallery, London, UK
2016 Resolution: Forum Gallery, NY
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
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:

2017 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
2016-17 Contemporary Old Masters, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2016 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
Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland, ME
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
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, 1999
Stylus grant: Boston College, 1999

MEMBER:

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

SELECTED LECTURES, WORKSHOPS AND COURSES:

2016 “Painting: Transcending the Photo Reference,” The Bo Bartlett Center, Columbus, GA
2015 “The Beautiful Awful,” TEDx Talks, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
The Compass Atelier, Rockville, Maryland
University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
New York Academy of Art, New York
TED talk at Indiana University
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, lecure)
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)

COLLECTIONS:

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

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Green, Rob, Haunting and Intimate Paintings, Wallhop, April 2015.
Hafesh, Louise B, Snap and Chat, Artist’s Magazine, front cover, feature, April 2015, p. 46-51
Robbins, Sarah Dirty Laundry Connection, An Essay by Alyssa Monks, March 2015
Webb, Shenyah Nailed Magazine Artist Feature: Alyssa Monks, February 2015
Cooke, Lacy, Alyssa Monks Connects To the World Through Painting, Thrivewire, January, 2015.
Poets and Artists, front and back cover with feature, October 2014, Issue 58.
Astonishing photo-realistic portraits you won’t believe were painted by hand, CNN, October, 2014.
McCann, Margaret, The Figure: Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture, Skira Rizzoli, September, 2014.
Piowaty, Deanna Elaine, Women Under Glass: The Paintings of Alyssa Monks, Combustus, September, 2014.
Luciano, Felicia, I soggetti (s)coperti di Alyssa Monks, Atrwort, September, 2014.
Don’t These Look Like Photos? When You Learn The Truth, You Will Be SHOCKED, The San Francisco Globe, online, August, 2014.
Jacklitsch, Trent, Alyssa Monks, Vimeo, online, July, 2014.
Jacklitsch, Trent, Tone, Vimeo, online, July, 4014.
Alyssa Monks: Where Realism And Abstraction Meet, Nuo Magazine, online, July 3, 2014.
Through the Translucent Looking Glass, Dadada Magazine, March 19, 2013.
Upcoming Group Show: Contemporary Realism, American Art Collector, March 2013, p. 116-117.
Price, Marsha, Alyssa’s Brooklyn Artist Studio: Workspace Tour, Apartment Therapy, online, 2013.
Ries, Patrícia, Egoista, vol.50, p. 102-108, December 2012.
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Romero, Karla D., Alyssa Monks: Interview, Humanize Magazine, Issue 13, p26-43, 2012.
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Menendez, Didi, Interview: Alyssa Monks, Poets & Artists, online, July 2012, p. 10-19.
Marinho, Rafaela, Artista Americana Alyssa Monks Cria Rostos Realistas Em Pinturas à Oleo, GQ Brazil, online, July, 2012.
Painter Renders Photographic Images, Yahoo News, online, July 2012.
Photorealist Paintings by Alyssa Monks, Juxtapoz, online, June 2012.
Maidman, Daniel, Rock and Roll Painters, Huff Post Arts: The Blog, online, March 27, 2012.
Lee-Tulis, James, Alyssa Monks Interview: Picture Perfect?, Departures Magazine Online, December 2011.
Ferrari, Linda, Lady in the Water, Progetto-9, December 2011.
Alyssa Monks: Metafora Claritatii in Difuziune, Luxury Rich & Famous, November 2011.
Charlotte Strick, Women by Women, The Paris Review, Winter 2011, Issue 199.
Alyssa Monks, MISC Magazine, Fall 2011.
Karakoc, Ozan. Alyssa Monks, Bak Magazine, September 2011, Issue 16, p. 301, online.
Alyssa Monks, Apocrifa Magazine, June 2011, Issue 13, online.
The Blind Architect, Empty Kingdom Interview: Alyssa Monks, Empty Kingdom, June 2011, online.
Alyssa Monks, Mental Shoes, April 2011, online.
Aylan, Buse, Objektiften Firlayan Firca Darbeleri, Dinamik, Bogazici University, Turkey, January 2011.
Telem, Ainat & Ben Arzi, Liron, Alyssa Monks, Home Design & Lifestyle, December 2010.
Between Realism and Abstraction: The Photorealistic Paintings of Alyssa Monks, Culturazzi, November 2010, online.
Cuffe, Michael, Alyssa Monks: Contemporary Oil Artist Interview & Studio Visit, Warholian.com, October 2010, online.
Desiderio, Vincent, Fixation – Exhibition Catalog, Introduction, available for purchase at David Klein Gallery, October 2010.
Stanley, Caroline. Alyssa Monks’ Warped Wet Bodies, Flavorwire, May 2011, online.
Fenton, Laura. Exclusive: Alyssa Monks Talks about her Bathing Beauties, Flavorwire, April 2011, online.
Rose, Joshua, Alyssa Monks: Fixation, American Art Collector, October 2010, online.
Colosi, Simone, Intimate Observations: Alyssa Monks, Aesthetics Now, October 2010, online.
Hall, Kim, Alyssa Monks: Abstract Realities, Art Calendar, October 2010.
Fresh Figures & Abstraction, Exhibition Catalog, online, Summer 2010.
Galperina, Marina, Animal, June 2010, online.
Bargmann, Sophie, “Interview with Alyssa Monks,”Glamcult, June/July 2010, online.
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Fischl, Eric, Watch What You Wish For, Oil & Water, Exhibition Catalog, Introduction, April 2010.
Stalios, Michael, Water Water Everywhere, Zink Magazine, April 2010.
Submerged, American Art Collector, April 2010.
Three to Watch: Artists Making Their Mark, Fine Art Connoisseur, April 2010.
Carpenter, Courtney, Beyond the West, Southwest Art, April 2010.
WOOF!MAGAZINE, April 2010.
“The Layers of Alyssa Monks,” (interview) HAHA MAG, February 2010, online.
DG Design Network, February 2010, online.
Hernandez, Ricardo, “A Glimpse into Alyssa Monks Paintings,” Yatzer, January 2010.
Empty Magazine, December 2009, online and in print.
Traffic Magazine, November 2009 (feature), online and in print.
Li, David, Her Art Really Imitates Life, The New York Post, online and print, September 2009.
Photo-realistic Paintings by Alyssa Monks, Telegraph, online and in print, September, 2009.
Artist Creates Incredible Paintings that Look Like Photographs, Daily Mail, online and in print, September, 2009.
Stunning Art that Looks Like Photos, UK Metro, online and in print, September, 2009.
Die Geechteten, Fotorealistische Porträts, Sueddeutche.de, online and in print, September, 2009.
Menedez, Didi, Self Portraits, Oranges & Sardines, online and in print, summer, 2009.
Perilli, Benedetta, La rete “scopre” l’imperrealismo: ecco le immagini, La Republica.it, online, August, 2009.
Ayers, Robert, Review, ARTnews, June, 2009.
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Hodges, Michael H., Photorealists Make Painting Come to Life, The Detroit News, online, March, 2009.
Painter, Alysia Gray, Los Angeles Art Show: Pucker Up and Kiss It, NBC, LA Around Town, online, January, 2009.
Between Realities, American Art Collector, online and in print, January, 2009, (cover).
Stare Tactics, Hideous Sunday, online, January 2009.
Monks, Alyssa No Place Like Home, Harper’s Magazine, Nov 2008, p 31.
Stacy, Greg, Swimmin’ With Women (and painter Alyssa Monks) at Sarah Bain Gallery, OC Weekly, online, September 2008.
Henn, Kyle, Artist Alyssa Monks Lectures on Painting, East Tennessean, online, December 2008.
Alyssa Monks: Liquid, Riviera Magazine, Sep 2008.
Dangerous Women at DFN, ART CAL, Aug 2008.
Baldwin, Rosecrans, Come Hell by Alyssa Monks, The Morning News, online, January 2008.
American Art Collector, November, 2007.
Parker, Charley, Alyssa Monks, Lines and Colors, online, March, 2007.
American Art Collector, May, 2006.
Lasarow, Bill, Alyssa Monks, Art Scene, online, February 2006.
Alyssa Monks: The Texture of Light and Emotions, The Panache Experience, California, Vol. 17, issue 6.