Monica Adams

Monica Adams completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours at Monash University and furthered her studies abroad in United Kingdom, France, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Egypt. She has been Artist in Residence at Caulfield Grammar School, Rigozza Print Studios in Italy, Frankston Tafe and more recently Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza where she holds weekly art classes. Monica exhibits successfully in solo and selected group exhibitions each year, and her work is represented in private and institutional collections in Australia, United Kingdom, Singapore, France and United States.

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Monica  Adams All That Glitters
All That Glitters
oil on canvas
90 x 90 cm
Monica  Adams
The Colour Of Her Heart
oil on canvas
60 x 60 cm
Monica  Adams
Little Rosy Lips
oil on canvas
61 x 61 cm
Monica  Adams Show Me Your Face
Show Me Your Face
mixed media on canvas
120 x 90 cm
Monica  Adams
Some Boys Love Me
oil on canvas
90 x 90 cm
Monica  Adams A Side Of Me
A Side Of Me
oil on canvas
107 x 77 cm
Monica  Adams Monica Adams Artwork
All The Better Just To Please You
oil on canvas
67 x 107 cm
Monica  Adams All The Boys Think Shes
All The Boys Think She's
oil on canvas
135 x 167 cm
Monica  Adams Angel Eyes
Angel Eyes
oil on canvas
107 x 107 cm
Monica  Adams
Beautiful Tonight
oil on canvas
136 x 167 cm
Monica  Adams Eyelashes
Eyelashes
oil on canvas
172 x 172 cm
Monica  Adams
Fate Is In Your Hands
oil on canvas
120 x 167 cm
Monica  Adams Flowers
Flowers
oil on canvas
167 x 167 cm
Monica  Adams Half of Me
Half of Me
oil on canvas
107 x 107 cm
Monica  Adams formerly who_s that girl
Her Flowers in Blue
oil on canvas
167 x 167 cm
Monica  Adams
Her Heart
oil on canvas
67 x 108 cm
Monica  Adams Kiss Your Heart Goodbye
Kiss Your Heart Goodbye
oil on canvas
90 x 120 cm
Monica  Adams Please You
Please You
oil on canvas
120 x 90 cm
Monica  Adams Shes Got Bette Davis Eyes
She's Got Bette Davis Eyes
oil on canvas
110 x 167 cm
Monica  Adams She_s Smiling
She's Smiling
oil on canvas
150 x 120 cm
Monica  Adams Dance in Abstract Flowers
Dance in Abstract Flowers
oil on canvas
213 x 90 cm
Monica  Adams Monica Adams
Doll Face
mixed media on canvas
198 x 198 cm
Monica  Adams Lace
Lace
oil on canvas
107 x 77 cm
Monica  Adams She will Seduce You
She will Seduce You
oil on canvas
120 x 90 cm
Monica  Adams Tease You
Tease You
oil on canvas
120 x 90 cm
Monica  Adams True
True
oil on canvas
107 x 61 cm
Monica  Adams Take Her Home
Take Her Home
oil on canvas
120 x 90 cm
Monica  Adams Dance
Dance
oil on canvas
167 x 75 cm
Monica  Adams Her Fire
Her Fire
mixed media on canvas
198 x 91 cm
Monica  Adams Her Love
Her Love
mixed media on canvas
213 x 91 cm
Monica  Adams Kissing
Kissing
mixed media on canvas
182 x 91 cm
Monica  Adams Little Dancer II
Little Dancer II
mixed media on canvas
90 x 30 cm
Monica  Adams Moulin
Moulin
mixed media on canvas
120 x 90 cm
Monica  Adams Violet
Violet
oil and gold leaf on canvas
120 x 90 cm
Monica  Adams Your Lace 1
Your Lace 1
mixed media on canvas
198 x 91 cm
Monica  Adams Your Lace 2
Your Lace 2
mixed media on canvas
198 x 91 cm
Monica  Adams Orange Lips
Orange Lips
oil on canvas
90 x 120 cm
Monica  Adams Singapore Girl Kiss 3
Singapore Girl Kiss 3
acrylic on canvas
90 x 120 cm
Monica  Adams Monica Adams Art
Singapore Red
acrylic on canvas
90 x 120 cm
Monica  Adams Beauty Icon Series Pink and Gold
Beauty Icon Series Pink and Gold
oil and gold leaf on canvas
90 x 120 cm
Monica  Adams Beauty Icon Series Ruby
Beauty Icon Series Ruby
oil on canvas
120 x 152 cm
Monica  Adams Beauty Icon Series Magenta
Beauty Icon Series Magenta
oil on canvas
167 x 167 cm
Monica  Adams Beauty Icon Series Shadow Girl 2
Beauty Icon Series Shadow Girl 2
oil on belgian linen
120 x 90 cm
Monica  Adams Monica Adams Artist
Poster Series 5
charcoal on paper
70 x 50 cm
Framed
Monica  Adams Monica Adams Artist
Beauty
oil on canvas
122 x 165 cm
Monica  Adams Her Dancing Shoes 1
Her Dancing Shoes 1
oil on canvas
76 x 40 cm
Monica  Adams Her Dancing Shoes 10
Her Dancing Shoes 10
oil on belgian linen
40 x 40 cm
Monica  Adams Her Dancing Shoes 2
Her Dancing Shoes 2
oil on canvas
76 x 40 cm
Monica  Adams Her Dancing Shoes 3
Her Dancing Shoes 3
oil on canvas
76 x 40 cm
Monica  Adams Her Dancing Shoes 4
Her Dancing Shoes 4
oil on canvas
76 x 40 cm
Monica  Adams Her Dancing Shoes 5
Her Dancing Shoes 5
oil on belgian linen
76 x 40 cm
Monica  Adams Her Dancing Shoes 6
Her Dancing Shoes 6
oil on belgian linen
76 x 40 cm
Monica  Adams Her Dancing Shoes 7
Her Dancing Shoes 7
oil on belgian linen
40 x 40 cm
Monica  Adams Her Dancing Shoes 8
Her Dancing Shoes 8
oil on belgian linen
40 x 40 cm
Monica  Adams Her Dancing Shoes 9
Her Dancing Shoes 9
oil on belgian linen
40 x 40 cm
Monica  Adams Lace Shoe
Lace Shoe
oil on canvas
76 x 42 cm
Monica  Adams Pink Lace Shoe
Pink Lace Shoe
oil on canvas
76 x 42 cm
Monica  Adams That Girls Shoe
That Girls Shoe
oil on belgium linen
107 x 61 cm
Monica  Adams Monica Adams Artist
After The Kiss, Art Deco Pattern
Oil and Charcoal on Canvas
152 x 120 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Beautiful Girl _2
Beautiful Girl #2
oil on canvas
167 x 167 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Beauty Icon
Beauty Icon
oil on canvas
167 x 167 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Beauty Icon Series Gold
Beauty Icon Series Gold
oil on canvas
90 x 120 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Beauty Icon Series Pink Lips
Beauty Icon Series Pink Lips
oil on canvas
120 x 152 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Beauty Icon Series Red Lips
Beauty Icon Series Red Lips
oil on canvas
90 x 120 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Bette Davis Eyes
Bette Davis Eyes
oil on canvas
150 x 150 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Monica Adams Artist
Blue Eyes
mixed media on canvas
152 x 120 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Bordello Girl CIrcle Pattern
Bordello Girl CIrcle Pattern
oil on canvas
152 x 120 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Bordello Girl In Pink
Bordello Girl In PInk
oil on canvas (framed)
120 x 90 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Monica Adams artist
Dream
oil on canvas
168 x 90 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Eyes Wide Shut
Eyes Wide Shut
oil on canvas
167 x 167 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Her Antiquety
Her Antiquety
oil on canvas
152 x 120 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Purple Haired Girl
Her Autumn
oil on canvas
129 x 90 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Her Blue Sky 2
Her Blue Sky 2
oil on canvas
172 x 172 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Monica Adams
Her Eyes
oil on canvas
167 x 167 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Monica Adams Artist
Her Paradise
oil on canvas
132 x 197 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Her Story
Her Story
oil on canvas
90 x 90 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Icon 2
Icon 2
mixed media on canvas
90 x 120 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Jewel
Jewel
oil on canvas
120 x 90 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Kiss
Kiss
mixed media on canvas
132 x 198 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Monica Adams Artist
Kiss One
Oil and Charcoal on Canvas
120 x 90 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Lipstick
Lipstick
mixed media on canvas
150 x 167 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Little Beauty 1_ Pink
Little Beauty 1, Pink
mixed media on canvas
76 x 76 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Little Dancer 4
Little Dancer 4
oil on canvas
90 x 30 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Little Dancer 5
Little Dancer 5
oil on canvas
90 x 30 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Never a Frown with Golden Brown
Never a Frown with Golden Brown
oil on canvas
90 x 120 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Pink Lace
Pink Lace
oil on canvas
76 x 107 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Monica Adams Artist
Poster Series 4
charcoal on paper
70 x 50 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Monica Adams Artist
Red Ballerina on Red
oil on canvas
213 x 91 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Red Girl
Red Haired Girl
oil on canvas
183 x 183 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Monica Adams Artist
Red Haired Girl, Turquoise Flower Girl
Oil and Charcoal on Canvas
120 x 90 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Monica Adams Artist
Red Jewel
oil on canvas
167 x 167 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Rosy Lips
Rosy Lips
oil on canvas
150 x 150 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Show Me The Girl
Show Me The Girl
oil on canvas
152 x 152 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Show Me Your Journey All The intricate Layers
Show Me Your Journey, All The intricate Layers
oil on canvas
152 x 152 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Singapore Beauty
Singapore Beauty
acrylic on canvas
90 x 90 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Singapore Girl Kiss 1
Singapore Girl Kiss 1
acrylic on canvas
90 x 120 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Sweet Lips
Sweet Lips
oil on canvas
135 x 167 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams Monica Adams Artist
Violet
oil on canvas
120 x 90 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams When You See Her
When You See Her
oil on canvas
90 x 120 cm
SOLD
Monica  Adams You Are Wonderful
You Are Wonderful
oil on canvas
135 x 167 cm
SOLD

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Monica  Adams

Monica Adams

Monica Adams Biography

I started painting full-time at the age of twenty one and, by twenty five I had completed an Honours Degree at Monash University. Since then, I have been painting full-time for over twenty years.
My work has always been an exploration of the qualities of oil paint. I play around with the texture, drawn and washed line.
The human figure has also been a consistent subject in my work. The ‘Beauty Icon’ series has emerged in my work recently. Based on iconic women of the 1940’s and 1950’s, the woman is drawn in charcoal line and has long eyelashes and voluptuous lips.
I love the abstract qualities that my overlay of pattern provides the work. Patterns appear across the face, and emerge through the hair, seemingly extending beyond the canvas.
I create my works in the quiet of my studio, in my home.

Monica Adams Statement

Beauty Icon Series
'She' has emerged in my work recently. The woman is drawn in charcoal line and based on women from the 40’s and 50’s. She has the long eyelashes and big lips. She is iconic of her time. She is combined with pattern, which is hand drawn, and sometimes the pattern is drawn and painted first with the figure drawn in charcoal afterwards. I love the abstract qualities that this gives to my work, with the patterns appearing across the face, through the hair etc. I always work in oils, using washes and applying paint using a palette knife to achieve textured affects. I love to paint and my time spent in my home studio.

Dancing In This Space Series
Many years ago, Monica Adams visited Paris and was entranced by the romantic beauty of the city. In her new series of work; Dance in this space, she once again revisits Paris and her vivid memories of the place. Her intention is to create a series of paintings based on a modern French bohemian ideal. Blue hues are introduced into red, deep browns and white colours. Laced patterns across the females dress, and layered into the background in reds, white, blue and brown become a strong visual statement. The dances dance, lean into a space; the space is filled with printed pattern that surrounds her. Beauty has always played a prominent role in Monica’s painting and that is again seen in this new work; beauty, space, thick oils and drawn expressive lines.

Flower Series
The first of the three series conceptualises the use of flowers in our lives as memory, for romance and to show we care in the special and tragic occasions of our lives. Flowers used in this format are often used as a sign of beauty and to cheer our mood. Flowers are used in these ways to intensify the spiritual side of our lives.

Child Series
This series combines the above commentary as well as a symbol of the child. The artworks represent the child in all of us through Angelic symbolism. Children offer us so much and often represent new beginnings and hope. Whilst the child may grow in so many directions, its intrinsic beauty will remain, even if hidden. Like the all encompassing Hindu word "OM (Aum)", the flowers falling around the child therefore represent all that has been, is, and will be.

Street Series
These works could be based on any area of the world, where people are busy going about their lives; off to work, the races, to visit a loved one or to the beach. I have tried to create a sense of timelessness with these works. Wherever the people are going, there must be some importance to themselves about their destination. In these times, we often lose our attention to the detail of our surroundings, whether it be nature or architecture. In an effort to depict this, I have combined elements of the previous series into the Street Series, and paid specific attention to the nature and architecture surrounding the people.

Monica Adams Resumé

Education
2000 Studying and working in United Kingdom, France, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Egypt
1996 Monash University, College of Art and Design, Melbourne (Bachelor of Fine Art – Honours)
1995 Monash University, College of Art and Design, Melbourne (Bachelor of Fine Art)

Solo Exhibitions
2011 Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza
2010 Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza
2009 The Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
2008 The Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
2007 The Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
2004 The Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
2004 Gadfly Gallery, Perth
2003 The Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
2003 Gadfly Gallery, Perth
2002 "Metaphor" The Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
2001 "Beauty" The Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
2000 "The Powder Room" The Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
1999 "Street Portraits" Indigo Studios, Melbourne
1999 "Bordello" The Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
1998 "Scarlet Letter" Indigo Studios , Melbourne
1998 "Scarlet Letter" Melbourne Fringe Festival Installation, Swanston Walk, Melbourne
1998 "Changing Faces" Lyall Burton Gallery, Melbourne
1996 "Inner Picture" Kircaldy Davies Gallery, South Yarra, Melbourne

Group Exhibitions
2012 Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza
2010 Nexus Modern Art-True Self
2010 Manyung Sorrento - Opening exhibition
2010 Glenferrie Road Contemporary Art, Malvern
2009 Nexus Stockroom
2009 The Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
2008 The Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
2007 The Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
2003 “Urban” The Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
2002 Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza
2002 "R Rated" The Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
2002 "The Red Show" The Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
2002 Gasworks Sculpture Bienale, Melbourne
2000 "D.I.Y" The Faculty Gallery, Monash University Gallery, Caulfield Campus, curated by Malcom Bywaters
2000 "Environment" Switchback Gallery, Monash University, Gippsland Campus,
2000 "D.I.Y" Switchback Gallery, Monash University, Gippsland, Victoria Curated by Malcom Bywaters
1999 "New Horizons" Mass Gallery, Melbourne
1998 "Christmas Exhibition" Bulle Galleries, Melbourne
1998 "Emerging Artists Group Show" Lyall Burton Gallery, Melbourne

Artist Residencies
2002 Artist in residency, Caulfield Grammar
2001 Artist in residency, Caulfield Grammar
2001 Artist in residency, Frankston TAFE
2000 Artist in residence, Rigozza Print Studios, Italy
1997 Artist in residence, Caulfield Grammar

Collections
The Monash University Collection, Clayton Campus
Caulfield Grammar Collection,Private Collections in United
Kingdom, Singapore, France and United States.

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