Oil Paintings by Alyssa Monks
Alyssa Monks is US based oil painter, born in 1977 in Redgewood. She began oil painting as a child. She went to earn her M.F.A from the New York Academy of Art, Graduate School of Figurative Art in 2001. She Completed an artist in residency at Fullerton College in 2006 and has lectured at Universities and Institution nation wide. She has taught Flesh Painting at the New York Academy of Art, as well as Montclair State University and the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts.
In her views “I am exploring the possibility and potential where representational painting and abstraction meet, if both can coexist in the same moment.” She has been awarded the Elizabeth Greenshie Foundation Grant for Painting three times and is a member of the New York Academy of Art’s Board of Trustees.