Delgado creates multidimensional explorations of the physicality of paint that trick the viewer into thinking the medium is fabric, canvas, paper, or plastic. Her process involves drying acrylic paint in layers, drips, individual strips or sheets. The paint is squeezed out of condiment bottles in varying lines, dripped from sticks or knives, or spread with putty tools and scrapers. Once it’s dry, the artist stacks, layers, coils, rolls, drapes or wraps the paint around objects or cuts it into tiny pieces and adheres it together.
Formerly a traditional, photography referencing painter, Delgado found herself moving away from the norm through her interest in the cultural debate surrounding the death of painting, coupled with an emerging rebellion against the repetitive motion and limitations of painting on canvas. She describes it as a need sparked within to challenge how far she could stretch the concept of a painting and the use of the medium.
Her work aims to bring delight and wonder to viewers, and more importantly, to open up a chain of questions regarding the interrelation between paint as a medium and subject, its relationship to traditional supports or lack of, and to participate in the dialogue of resuscitating painting without predictability.
Monica Delgado was born in Manila, Philippines in 1979. She works with acrylic paint with a sculptural approach. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts in Painting from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Cum Laude in 2003. Monica has exhibited her work in solo and group shows in Manila, Singapore, Istanbul, New York, New Jersey, San Francisco, and Houston. She has completed two residencies from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Monica lives and works in New York City.
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Lives and works in New York City
2003 BFA, Painting, Cum Laude, University of the Philippines, Diliman
2020 Upcoming in Art Informal, Manila, Philippines Upcoming in Taksu Gallery, Singapore
2019 Delectably Stripped, Maybaum Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2019 Art Informal, Manila, Philippines
2018 Kogure Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2015 Used Paint, Finale Art File, Manila, Philippines
2007 Scratching the Surface, Finale Art File, Manila, Philippines
2002 Links, Finale Art File, Manila, Philippines
Two-Person and Three-Person Exhibits
2017 Painting in Trouble (Is a Temporary Thing), Finale Art File, Manila, Philippines
2017 Form Out of Material. Material Out of Form., Galleria Duemila, Manila, Philippines
2020 ALT Philippines
2020 Art Miami Online, Maybaum Gallery
2019 Art Miami, Maybaum Gallery, Miami, FL
2019 Malaysia Art Expo, Kuala Lumpur
2019 Seattle Art Fai, Maybaum Gallery, Seattle, WA
2019 Art Market SF, Maybaum Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2019 Art Fair Philippines, Manila
2018 Art Miami, Maybaum Gallery, Miami, FL
2018 Malaysia Art Expo, Kuala Lumpur
2018 Governor’s Island Art Fair, New York
2018 Seattle Art Fair, Maybaum Gallery, Seattle, WA
2018 Superfine!, New York, NY
2018 Art Market, San Francisco, CA
2018 Art Fair Philippines, Manila, Philippines
2018 Art Stage, Singapore
2017 Art Fair Philippines, Manila, Philippines
2017 Clio Art Fair, New York, NY
2016 Art Fair Philippines, Manila, Philippines
2013 Times Square Art Fair, Dacia Gallery, New York City
2020 “Imogen”, Modeka Creative Space, Manila
2019 “The Future is Female”, Taksu Gallery, Singapore
2018 Formal Dimension, Maybaum Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2018 Paper Rock Scissors, Plaxell Gallery, Long Island City, New York
2018 Conveyor, YNGSPC, Brooklyn, New York
2018 Re:formation, Gallery Madison Park, New York
2018 The Abstract Show, Taksu Gallery, Singapore
2017 I Hope So, PG Art Gallery, Istanbul
2017 Geoform, Jan Kossen Contemporary Art Gallery, New York City
2017 C3: Collage Show, Underground Gallery, Manila, Philippines
2015 We Saw Things that Others Didn't, Taksu Gallery, Singapore
2015 If Aristotle Can't Be Your Teacher Then You Have To Teach Yourself, Galleria Duemila, Manila, Philippines
2015 The Mix, NooSphere Arts, New York City
2015 Whispering Eye, NooSphere Arts, New York City
2014 Oxheart/Destination Moon, Lightspace Studios, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Art on the Avenue at Winter Street Studios, Houston, TX
2010 Asian Pacific Heritage Show, Art Institute, Houston, TX
2006 It's Your Deal, Winter Street Studios, Houston, TX
2006 Art on the Avenue 2006 at Winter Street Studios, Houston, TX
2005 Cinco, Bering & James Gallery, Houston, Texas
2005 Asian Pacific Heritage Show, Art Institute of Houston
2005 Texas 10, Ana Julia Aguado Gallery, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
2005 Two by Two, Bering & James Gallery, Houston, TX
2004 The $100 Box, Bering & James Gallery, Houston, TX
2004 ConsulARTE, Arte las Americas Galeria, Houston, TX
2003 Picture This, Art Center, Megamall, Manila, Philippines
2003 2003 Thesis, College of Fine Arts, Quezon City, Philippines
2002 Unfinished Overworked, Crowded House, Quezon City, Philippines
1999 Maskara, MSG Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
1999 3 Generations of Art, Art Center, Megamall, Manila Philippines
1998 Fits, Third Space Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
2018 Sloan Kettering, Commack, New York
2017 Andaz Hotel, Singapore
2016 Conrad Hotel, Manila Philippines
2018 ARTnet, 9 Artists to Watch at the Governors Island Art Fair
2018 Town and Country, 13 Art Fair Works by Emerging Artists You Need to Know
2017 Philippine Inquirer, Painting without brushes
2017 Philippine Star, No Temporary Artists
2017 Art Zealous, 14 Standout Artists at Clio Art Fair
2017 Hyperallergic, Clio Art Fair Adds October Edition...
2016 Studio Visit, Volume 31, pages 46 - 47
2016 Open15 Publication, Front Art Space, New York City
2015 School of Visual Arts Summer Residency in Painting and Mixed Media, New York City
2014 School of Visual Arts Summer Residency in Painting and Mixed Media, New York City
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New York Times article features Monica Delgado "Drawing a Line" paintingMay 4, 2020[Monica Delgado painting from 'Drawing a Line' series is spotted above in Lin-Manuel Miranda's home.] Full Article Available Here :https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/04/realestate/working-from-home-celebrities-privacy-coronavirus.html
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