Monica Loncola works in a variety of media, on wood, paper and canvas.
She creates original works and incorporates digitized prints of her own originals into derivative composite works based on a central theme. In some works you see paint, found objects, organic matter and raw materials combined on the picture plane. The juxtaposition of flat illusion and relief on the surface evoke a dreamlike state of recollection.
Among the many artists who have influenced her are Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Andrew Wyeth, James Abbott Whistler, Gustuv Klimt, Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Rauchenburg, Claus Oldenberg and Pierre Bonnard. Monica sees her work as a manifestation of her life passions combined together on the canvas.
Monica has exhibited and sold her works since the age of 13. Her first exhibit at the age of 18 was at Nena’s Choice Gallery in Bergdorf Goodman, NYC.
Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museo de la Historia, and Museo Castillo Serralles, Ponce, Puerto Rico.
She has had shows in NYC, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Long Island, New Jersey, Miami , Palm Beach, Key West, San Juan, Ponce, Puerto Rico,Tokyo, San Francisco, San Jose, and The Gambia, West Africa, in the US State Department in the Art in the Embassies Program.
Her work has been featured most recently in the New York Times Food Section, Angels on Earth, Spotlight magazine, Edible Long Island, Philadelphia Inquirer, Art Times, Manhattan Arts among others. She has had exhibits at Offices of the Governor of Puerto Rico in Washington DC and NYC. She has created large scale murals in the Dakota Building, NYC, and has work in the permanent collection of UCSF, San Francisco.
The artist has spends her time equally between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts where she presently maintains a studio in the San Francisco Bay area.