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Monica Metsers

Monica Metsers

University of Dundee (MA Fine Art, 2005 , 2010)

Monica Metsers was born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1980, but has lived in the English Lake District for the majority of her life. Monica graduated from the University of Dundee with a Masters Degree in Fine Art in 2005 and has participated in exhibitions in London, Sheffield, Newcastle, Cumbria and Swansea among others, and her work is in private collections both in the UK and abroad. 

In 2007 Monica was short-listed for the Celeste Art Prize, and during 2011 was short-listed for 'New Lights' (The Valeria Sykes Prize) for young painters based in the north of England, and was awarded second prize from nearly 400 entries for 'Open up North,' held in Cumbria. In summer 2012 Monica exhibited as part of the Francis Bacon to Paula Rego exhibition at Abbot Hall art Gallery in Kendal, having been selected as one of the 'artists of the future' by the director. Monica has participated in exhibitions in London, Sheffield, Newcastle, Cumbria and Swansea among others, and her work is now in several public collections, both in the UK and abroad.

Through her practice Monica aims to explore ways in which subconscious fantastical experiences may be visually manifested. Her work reflects a lifelong love of fantasy and escapism. Primarily she makes objects, which are quick to realise, using existing objects as a basis upon which to intuitively build with various materials, in the hope of achieving interesting and unpredictable results. These are all painted white and then photographed with different colours cast onto them, depending on the effects she wants in a particular painting. Paintings are based on these arranged photographed compositions of the objects. Monica works in layers of oil paint, building up different thicknesses to create a sculptural effect. Her intention is to create dreamscapes or mindscapes that are subtly suggestive of imaginative and fantastical experience.

116 × 42 × 2.5 cm
  • £1,750.00
144.5 × 67 × 2.5 cm
  • £2,250.00
50 × 64 × 2.5 cm
  • £1,125.00
144 × 84 × 2.5 cm
POA
130 × 85.5 × 3 cm
  • £2,395.00
90 × 60 × 2.5 cm
  • £1,250.00
84 × 54 × 2.5 cm
  • £695.00

Exhibitions

@PAINTBRITAIN, Ipswich Art School Gallery, Ipswich, Selected Group Show, 15th November 2014 to 8th March 2015 CONTEMPORARY BRITISH PAINTING Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield, Selected Group Show, 1st November 2015 CONTEMPORARY BRITISH PAINTING  Marylebone Parish Church Crypt, London, Solo Show (One of a series) March-April 2014 C-ART @ TULLIE HOUSE Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle, Selected Group Show, December 2012 - February 2013 FRANCIS BACON TO PAULA REGO; GREAT ARTISTS, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Selected Group Show, June - September 2012 OPEN UP NORTH, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Selected Prize Exhibition, (Prize Winner- 2nd Prize) October - November 2011 NEW LIGHTS (THE VALERIA SYKES PRIZE), Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate, Selected Prize Exhibition, September 2011 - January 2012 SEDITION, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle, Selected group show, September 2010 SPRING EXHIBITION, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, Selected group show, March 2010 ICE, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield, Selected group show, December 2009 TEMPTATION, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield, Selected group show, November 2008 CUPOLA GALLERY SUMMER EXHIBITION, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield, Selected group show, July 2007 CLARION CONTEMPORARY ART SUMMER EXHIBITION, Clarion Gallery, London, Selected group show, July 2007 GREEN DOOR STUDIOS ANNUAL EXHIBITION, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Group show, September 2006 ASSEMBLE, Candid Arts Gallery, London, Network AD selected group show, July 2006 ARTISTS AND ILLUSTRATORS EXHIBITION 2006, Network AD stand, Business Design Centre, London, Selected group show, July 2006 EMERGENCE, Butterfield Gallery, Jedburgh, Solo show, 2006 25th ANNIVERSARY SHOW, Exposure Art Gallery, Swansea, Selected group show, 2005 SCULPTURAL POSSIBILITIES, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield, Selected group show, 2005 HIGH HEAD SCULPTURE VALLEY OPEN, High Head Sculpture Valley, Carlisle, Selected group show, 2005

Awards

Open Up North 2011 (Second Prize Winner)

Celeste Art Prize 2007 (Short-listed) New Lights 2011 (Short-listed)

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