After completing a BS in metals and painting at the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Monica Shinn moved to Providence in 1996. She has worked as a writer, a painter, a carpenter, a metalsmith, a welder, and an electrician. Having a technician’s knowledge and a fine art training informs both her design work and her painting. Shinn’s paintings describe her neighborhood, bits and pieces of daily life in Providence and other places. She composes as a colorist, pushing depth and dimension with the force of color rather than traditional time perspective. Her drawings tend more toward reality than realism, and her spare works on paper are often achingly stark and true. Shinn’s images explore the loneliness and awkwardness of
humans being together.
Source: NetWorks 2013 – 2014 Catalogue
Video: Richard Goulis
Music: Mike Turecamo
Executive Producer: Joseph A. Chazan, M.D.
Artist’s Website: monicashinn.com