Alyssa Monks : “My intention is to transfer the intimacy and vulnerability of my human experience into a painted surface.
I like mine to be as intimate as possible, each brush stroke like a fossil, recording every gesture and decision.”
Alyssa Monks earned her B.A. from Boston College and she studied painting at Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence. She went on to complete her M.F.A at the New York Academy of Art, Graduate School of Figurative Art in 2001. Alyssa has been awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Painting three times and is a member of the New York Academy of Art’s Board of Trustees. She is currently represented by Forum Gallery in New York City. Alyssa currently lives and paints in Brooklyn, New York.
Via : www.alyssamonks.com