Soulful figures textured with emotion emerge, revealing colorful, lyrical stories moving fluidly across canvas. Luck models the features of figures and natural forms using fragments of found paper. “As I assemble a collage, I often wish I could rearrange pieces of my life as I do pieces of colored paper.” she explains. “Each day I am reminded that life choices are not as easily moved.”
Luck is an award-winning international artist and muralist. She has exhibited her work frequently at galleries and museums across the US including: The African American Museum of Dallas, The South Carolina State Museum, and the Heinz History Center Museum in Pittsburgh. She was chosen to receive one of the emerging artist scholarships for the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was also honored to be chosen as one of the 25 honorees of the Woman and Girls Foundation’s celebration of Women in the Material World at the Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh. Monique’s work as a public muralist with the Sprout Fund is featured in the PBS Documentary, “It’s the Neighborhoods.” She was also awarded a grant from the Multi Cultural Arts Initiative in Pittsburgh to create a permanent mural Installation in honor of August Wilson.
Monique has been the recipient of several awards including: Judges Choice award and Best in Show award at Festival in the Park Charlotte, NC. Honorable Mention, Beverly Hills Art Show, and Best Bearden Inspired Collage at the Mint Museum. Last year she was honored to be chosen as one of Charlotte’s ArtPop artists and received a billboard featuring her artwork. She was also chosen by the Creative Loafing‘s readers as the favorite visual artist for 2014. Currently her artwork can be found at the Harvey B. Gantt Center Museum in Charlotte.
Selected exhibits include:
• Kumst Am Spreeknie Festival: All that’s Jazz at Novilla-Berlin, Germany
• The African American Museum of Dallas: Carroll Sims Biennial Art Exhibition
• Clinton Junior College Dalton Gallery Solo Exhibition: SC
• Bearden Inspired Collage Exhibit: Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
• The Beverly Hills Art Show: Beverly Hills, CA
• South Carolina State Museum Juried Exhibition: Columbia, SC
• Pittsburgh Recast: Heinz History Center Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
• NY. First Voice: International Black Arts Festival
• Grand Scale Collaborations: 209 Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
• Art Off the Main: Puck Building, SOHO, NY
• National Black Arts Festival: Atlanta, GA
• Rotunda Gallery Solo Exhibition: Rock Hill City Hall, SC
• Figurative Gestures: Agora Gallery, Chelsea, NY
• Live Free or Die: Rhonda Schaller Studio, New York, NY
• Art for August: August Wilson Center Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
• Undeniable: New York House of Art, Brooklyn, NY.