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Michelle Mongan

I am a figurative printmaker and painter. My art is created at studios located in San Francisco, California and Cienfuegos, Cuba and is often based on drawings from live studio models.

Printmaking (monotypes, linocuts, woodcuts and collagraphs) and paintings (oil and acrylic) provide opportunities to revisit, reimagine and reinvent life drawings into new settings, contexts and meanings.

Figures and portraits often have missing parts, limbs, or features representing my own incompleteness. Distortions demonstrate the beauty in imperfections. Exaggerations exemplify the struggle for truth. Puzzles and pieces express connection/disconnection, interconnection, fitting in, belonging and being a small piece of the enormity. Female figures frequently personify Mother Earth/Mother Nature and her climate in crisis.

Building: 116 - Studio: 4
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