Biography

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Education
Graduate School of Figurative Art, New York Academy of Art, NY
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Lorenzo de'Medici, Art Institute of Florence Italy
Parsons/The New School

Solo Exhibitions
2010 Oil & Water DFN Gallery, NY
         Fixation David Klein Gallery, MI
2009 Steam Sarah Bain Gallery, Anaheim CA
         New Work DFN Gallery, New York
2008 Liquid Sarah Bain Gallery, Anaheim CA
2007 Next of Kin Sarah Bain Gallery, Anaheim CA
        New Paintings DFN Gallery, New York
2006 Below the Surface Sarah Bain Gallery, Anaheim CA
        Dissolve DFN Gallery, New York
2005 New Paintings Sarah Bain Gallery, Brea CA
2004 New Paintings Sarah Bain Gallery, Brea CA
2003 New Paintings Sarah Bain Gallery, Brea CA
2002 Surfacing Sarah Bain Gallery, Brea CA

Group Exhibitions
2011 Art Miami David Klein Gallery, Miami
        ICONOMANCY New York Academy of Art, NY, 2011
        Take Home a Nude New York Academy of Art, NY, 2011
        Slideluck Potshow Slideluck, NY, 2011
        Paintworks Gowanus Ballroom, NY, 2011
        Rarity Summer Salon Show Rarity Gallery, Greece, 2011
        Space Invaders Rose Contemporary, Portland, ME, 2011
        Triple Threat Island Weiss Gallery, NY, 2011
        NYAA 5th Annual Summer Exhibition Flowers Gallery, NY, 2011
        Gallery Selection Hespe Gallery, CA, 2011
        Breach of Privacy Carmichael Gallery, CA, 2011
        Naked Jensen Gallery, Australia, 2011
        Forces of Nature Brian Farrell’s Space at Chelsea Modern, NY, 2011
        San Francisco Fine Art Fair Hespe Gallery, CA, 2011
        Art Chicago Hespe Gallery, IL, 2011
        Single Fare 2 Please Swipe Again: Sloan Fine Art, NY, 2011
        The Armory ShowModern David Klein Gallery, NY, 2011
        (I've Got a Secret) Forbes Galleries, NY, 2011
        Songs Fuse Gallery, NY, 2011
        LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA, 2011
2010 Uncovered: Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barth's, French West Indies
        Slideluck Potshow Slideluck, NY
        Gallery Artists DFN Gallery, NY, 2010
        Fresh Figures & Abstraction Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA, 2010
        Remnants, Fuse Gallery, NY, 2010
        Compact:Impact, The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ, 2010
        Flashpoint: Alyssa Monks & Tom Birkner The Noyes Museum, Stockton College, NJ, 2010
        San Francisco Fine Art Fair Scott White Contemporary Art, CA, 2010
        Intimacy Kunst Museum Ahlen, Germany, 2010
2009 bods Rethinking the Figure Robert Kidd Gallery, MI
        Portrait Invitational Blue Gallery, MO
        Reconfigured and Relocated DFN Gallery, New York
        Summer Stars Sarah Bain Gallery, Anaheim CA
        Reconfiguring the Body in American Art, 1820-2009 National Academy Museum of fine Arts, New York
        Art Hamptons DFN Gallery, New York
        Abstract/Nature DFN Gallery, New York
        Personal Territory David Klein Gallery, MI
2008 NYAA Summer Exhibition NY Art Academy, NY
        Dangerous Women DFN Gallery, New York
        Take Home A Nude New York Academy of Art, NY
2007 Small Works Sarah Bain Gallery, Anaheim CA
        On The Edge Riverside Community College, CA
        Summer Exhibition NY Art Academy, NY
        Summer Group Show DFN Gallery, New York
2006 Alumni Association Exhibition Figureworks Gallery, NY
        Small Works Sarah Bain Gallery, Anaheim CA
        Bridge Art Fair DFN Gallery, Miami Beach FL
        Art London Hespe Gallery, London UK
        Group Exhibition DFN Gallery, New York
        Take Home A Nude New York Academy of Art, NY
        An Assessment of Contemporary Figurations David Klein Gallery, MI
        Dissolve DFN Gallery, New York
        Salon 2006 New York Academy of Art, NY
2005 10th Anniversary Show DFN Gallery, New York
        7th Annual Realism Invitational Jenkins Johnson Gallery, CA
2004 Still Life Sarah Bain Gallery, Brea CA
2003 Small Works Sarah Bain Gallery, Brea CA
        Figures J. Cacciola Gallery NY
2002 Interiors Sarah Bain Gallery, Brea CA
2001 8 x10 Sarah Bain Gallery, Brea CA
        Take Home A Nude NY Art Academy NY
        Diploma Project Exhibition NY Art Academy NY
        Separate Visions Sarah Bain Gallery, Brea CA
        Paint the Town Red Rene Lezard, NY
        NYAA Student Exhibition NY Art Academy, NY
2000 From Plaster to Master NYAA, NY
        Tristan and America Exhibition, NY
        Credit Suisse Exhibition NY
        Art Student Showcase NY
        MFA Exhibition Time Square Gallery, Hunter College NY
1999 Senior Project Exhibition Boston College MA
        Artplosion at Avalon Boston MA

Awards
New York Academy of Art Summer Exhibition, First Prize 2007
Greenshields Grant, Greenshields Foundation, Quebec 2006
Greenshields Grant, Greenshields Foundation, Quebec 2004
Greenshields Grant, Greenshields Foundation, Quebec 2003
Travel Grant to Normandy, France, Chateaux Balleroy: Forbes Foundation
Academic Scholarship, New York Art Academy
Artplosion Grant, Boston College
Stylus Grant, Boston College

Residency
Artist in Residence 2006, Fullerton College, CA

Press
Fotorealistische Porträts, Die Geechteten, Sueddeutsche.de, September 2009
Perilli, Benedetta, La rete “scopre” l’imperrealismo: ecco le immagini, La Republica.it, August 2009
Ayers, Robert, Review, ARTnews, June 2009
Menedez, Didi, Alyssa Monks (interview), Oranges & Sardines, Summer 2009
Hodges, Michael H., Photorealists Make Painting Come to Life, The Detroit News, March 2009
Stare Tactics, Hideous Sunday, Wordpress, January 2009
Stacy, Greg, Swimmin’ With Women (and painter Alyssa Monks) at Sarah Bain Gallery, OC Weekly, September 2008
Monks, Alyssa, No Place Like Home, Harper’s Magazine, November 2008
Henn, Kyle, Artist Alyssa Monks Lectures on Painting, East Tennessean, December 2008
Alyssa Monks: Liquid Riviera Magazine, September 2008
Dangerous Women at DFN ART CAL August 2008
Baldwin, Rosecrans, Come Hell by Alyssa Monks, The Morning News, January 2008
American Art Collector, May, 2007
Parker, Charlie, Alyssa Monks, Lines and Colors, March 2007
American Art Collector, May, 2006
Lasarow, Bill, Alyssa Monks at Sarah Bain Gallery and Fullerton College, Artscene, March 2006
Alyssa Monks: The Texture of Light and Emotions, The Panache Experience, CA, Vol. 17, Issue 6

 

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