Monica Stroik

Size: approx 1 x 1 x .125 inches
Medium: Handpainted wood
  • Wood scrabble piece
  • Cabachon
  • 16 inch sterling silver S-chain
  • Oil and mineral based paint
Edition Size : 50

About the product:
There are six variations inspired by her painting series titled ‘Folding Time,’ which are 12 x 12 inch wood panels that illustrate the literal and metaphorical movement of time : overlapping, crisscrossing, and intersecting, like light bouncing from reflected surfaces. We are constantly in motion, making decisions, changing direction, staying straight, and turning around. This is life. 


About the Artist:
Monica Stroik is a DC based interdisciplinary artist currently working predominantly in painting and video. She creates visual narratives exploring the intersections between the organic, manmade, and virtual worlds we live in. Through the medium of painting and video she investigates concepts of simultaneously being present and disconnected and how the natural world becomes entangled in our digital lives. Her work can be site specific, investigating the individual's perception of every day surroundings by exploring the ideas of peripheral vision, perspective, and memory.

Her work has been featured in local galleries, international embassies, and commissioned for private collections as well as for large institutional installations.  For the past five years, she was the head of the art department for Verses Records, where she oversaw the design and custom artwork creation for artist releases and promotional materials. For the past ten years she has provided visual design and implementation of video for live performances in venues ranging from small rock clubs, to art galleries, to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She is one half of Oms, a live multimedia collaboration that integrates visuals with sound by incorporating improvisational and compositional elements throughout spacious, ethereal arrangements. She currently has a studio in the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center. She received her MFA from the Mount Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Monday Nov 5 2018