San Francisco, CA
"I am part of a generation where the blended cultures seem to create a new culture or lack thereof; hence, my interest in creating objects/sculptures comes from my search for cultural intersections found in this mixed world. Contrasts and opposites become the main subject in my art. Abstraction/figurative, narrative/minimal, sculpture/function, hard/soft, private/public and more are my inspiration. I see my work as a celebration of my existence and as a trademark of the time I live in. I strive to create works within the framework of this modern mix of fused cultures that I come from without forgetting my roots – vengo de papalotla, mariposa de obsidiana."
— Monica Martinez
Monica Martinez was born in 1975 in Mexico City. In 1998 she immigrated to Boston, Massachusetts where she studied during six years at the Massachusetts College of Art and received her BFA in 2004. She is the recipient of numerous awards and has been reviewed in The Boston Globe, Boston Herald and San Francisco Weekly. Her work can be found at the Harvard University Peabody Museum as well as in private collections. She has exhibited her work on the east and west coasts of the United States and in her native land of Mexico. Monica lives/works in San Francisco, CA.