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Mónica Palma
updated: 04/11/2011
website: http://www.monicapalma.com/
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Song No Lyrics
Song No Lyrics (detail)
Song No Lyrics
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Song No Lyrics
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Song No Lyrics
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 Dark Forest
Multi
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, conceptual, pattern, systems
 
 
Song No Lyrics by Mónica Palma
Song No Lyrics
Ink on paper
2011
38" x  50" 
Song No Lyrics (detail) by Mónica Palma
Song No Lyrics (detail)
Ink on paper
2011
38" x  50" 
Song No Lyrics by Mónica Palma
Song No Lyrics
Ink on paper
2011
38" x  50" 
Song No Lyrics (detail) by Mónica Palma
Song No Lyrics (detail)
Ink on paper
2011
38" x  50" 
Song No Lyrics by Mónica Palma
Song No Lyrics
Ink on paper
2011
38" x  50" 
Song No Lyrics (detail) by Mónica Palma
Song No Lyrics (detail)
Ink on paper
2011
38" x  50" 
Song No Lyrics by Mónica Palma
Song No Lyrics
Ink on paper
2011
34" x  50" 
Song No Lyrics (detail) by Mónica Palma
Song No Lyrics (detail)
Ink on paper
2011
34" x  50" 
 Dark Forest by Mónica Palma
Dark Forest
Graphite and color pencil on paper
2010
72" x  80" 
Multi by Mónica Palma
Multi
Acrylic on paper
2009
76" x  80" 

Artist Statement

In my newest drawings I embrace the simplicity of materials; paper, ink and recognizable marks.  But it is through an exploration of phenomenological events such as sound and light that I decide the order and layering of my actions.  By scratching and removing areas of ink, I engage with the idea of subtraction, its relationship to the senses, and the metaphorical ideas of light and darkness, beats and silence.  Working in an extremely repetitive way, I begin to think of myself as a mechanical recording device distributing information onto the surface (waves of light or sound that vary in length and intensity).  Reverberation (echoes) is a central theme in the work, especially as anxiety, monotony and the recurrence of beats start to resonate with the Catholic prayers with which I was raised in Mexico, and with other rhythmic phenomena, such as surfing the internet or the flickering bands of TV static.

Artist Bio / CV

Born in 1978 in Mexico City 

EDUCATION

2008

MFA Virgina Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia         

2004                                                 

Licenciatura (BFA),UniversidadVeracruzana, Mexico                  

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008

Flaunting the Delicacies, Dupont Gallery, Mary Washington Univeristy, VA                                   

Medium Love,  Transmission Gallery, Richmond VA     

2004                                                                                                                                                                      

Torre .D.M, Galería de la Biblioteca Carlos Fuentes. Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico                                                        

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010

Wave Energies FeedBack, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MS                                

2009

Two Degrees of Separation, Satori Gallery, New York, NY                                                                 
For Lovers, Denise Bibro Gallery, New York, NY                                                                                

2008

Almost Famous, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA                                                                              

Watershed, Nathan Larramendy Gallery, Ojai, CA

2007           

Soy adicto,  Gallería Apetite, Buenos Aires, Argentina                                                                                                      

Blue Prints, Plant Zero, VA                                                 

We and Us:VCU at CCA, PLAySPACE Gallery, San Francisco, CA                                                     

2005

Radius 250 (curated by John Ravenal), Art Space, Richmond, VA                                                    

2004

Jovenes Creadores, Casa Principal, Puerto de Veracruz, Mexico                                                                           

AWARDS           

2006                                   

Graduate Assistantship, Virginia Comonwealth University                                                                     

2004

Creadores Fellowship, Instituto Veracruzano de Cultura, Proyecto Torre D.M                                          

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2006

Neigborhood Watch, The Daily Contitutional, Vol. 3

2004

Torre D.M , Thesis publication, Universidad Veracruzana