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St. Monci

b. 1981
currently resides in Rochester . NY

Monci's current body of work explores the most fundamental elements of art and design, in color and form, and how these elements relate to each other and the viewers.
His compositions are of subjects such as perception and matter, creating autonomous structures born of color and form that are constructed into dynamic and sometimes explosive matrices of architectural and graphic elements.  These structures are uncanny and meant to inform the language and nuance of color, whose purpose is to create a visceral reaction to the otherwise static elements of flat shapes.  Alluding to principles of perspective is key, giving stoic forms of rectangles and lines filled with opaque washes of color and graphic pattern, a feeling of objectivity and motion through space and time.  These futuristic constructions hinge on their own gravitational pull with a nexus of motion while hovering in solidarity.
St.Monci was born in the U.S. and raised in Puerto Rico where he lived through his teenage years.  He went on to study at New York State University at Oswego where he received his BFA and MA.  He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in New York State, Oregon, New Jersey, California, Washington DC and Canada along with being a participating artist in the Sweet Meat Co. Collective and Wall/Therapy.


EDUCATION
2006 - MA - studio art - SUNY oswego - oswego.ny
2005 - BFA - studio art - SUNY oswego - oswego.ny

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

solo & 2 person                                                                                                                                                                                           2016 - non space - solo exhibition - legion - san francisco . ca
2016 - unmanned missions - solo exhibition - fancy & staple - fort wayne . in
2015 - universal magentic - solo exhibition - axom gallery - rochester . ny
2014 - core collapse - 2 person collaborative exhibition w/ justyn iannucci - the little - rochester . ny
2013 - adventures in technicolor - solo exhibition - 1975 gallery - rochester . ny
2012 - concurrent - 2 person exhibition - fabric8 gallery - san francisco . ca
2011 - retrograde - 2 person exhibition - fusion - rochester . ny
2011 - stories by streetlight - 2 person exhibition - different path gallery - brockport . ny
2011 - nothing new - 2 person exhibition - 1975 gallery - rochester . ny


group exhibitions

2017 - march forth! - luna rienne gallery - san francisco . ca                                                                                                                  2016 - believe/become - urban nation - berlin . germany
2016 - elemental - luna rienne gallery - san francisco . ca
2015 - shapeshifters & sharpshooters - 886 geary gallery - san francisco . ca
2015 - assembled image - main st. arts - clifton springs . ny
2014 - love you more than fireworks - parlor gallery - asbury park . nj
2014 - space//squared - white walls gallery - san francisco . ca
2013 - volo calvarium - 1975 gallery - rochester . ny
2013 - wider than a postcard - breeze block gallery - portland . or
2012 - home is where the art is - 1975 gallery - rochester . ny
2012 - the cohesion - breeze block gallery - portland . or
2012 - chroma - parlor gallery - asbury park . nj
2011 - spectrum - fabric8 gallery - san francisco . ca
2011 - play back - parlor gallery - asbury park . nj
2011 - welcome to sweetsville - the sweet meat co. - pop-up - rochester . ny
2011 - elusive - parlor gallery - asbury park . nj