"To follow one’s passion is to listen to the inner voice of “soul.” My art is the manifestation of that voice, I’m fascinated by the spark of inspiration, creating work that captures the essence of that moment. My intent is to share with the viewer my intimate space of observation."
Monica Loncola has been an artist her entire life, working with traditional and mixed media both in 2D and 3D. Monica studied painting and illustration and she moves between both disciplines.
"When choosing a subject matter, it’s really a matter of what captures my attention. The subject will dictate the medium. I can be stopped in my tracks by a sudden urge to create an image of what’s in front of me. I crave the fractal linear details found in nature as well as the sensual sculptural form of architecture and fashion creating bodies of work based on different themes."
Loncola's work has been exhibited in the US State Department Art in the Embassies program in The Gambia, with solo exhibitions in Japan, Museo Castillo Serralles, Musee de la Historia, Puerto Rico. She maintains studios in California and at Chashama.org in New Jersey, USA. Her work is presently on view at the DeYoung Museum San Francisco CA in the DeYoung Open Exhibition through 1/3/21.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist