ARTIST STATEMENT + CV

Installation/Environmental/Virtual/Performance 
Universe (art between dimensions) Metaverse

Monica Seggos is a Greek-American who focuses on developing narrative based physical, environmental  and virtual art projects. 
 
Each project is a self-contained assemblage with a distinctive story line.  Seggos builds a world around a narrative, translates it into a visual metaphor and introduces disruptive elements into a tableau. The juxtaposition of contrary elements creates an engaging, immersive cabinet of curiosity. Each project is a synthesization of multiple mediums with the primary objective of forming a coherent whole that contains several layers of meaning for maximum impact. 

A performance component is developed in conjunction with the narrative as an interactive element for the viewer.  The viewer is just as important to the work as is the tableau-in fact, integral, inseparable. The works are not complete until the viewer participates in their existence. 

Seggos' work is self as well as culturally reflective in an emotionally responsive and experiential way, dealing with the human experience, nature, space and time, environment, memories, the metaphysical, transformation, automediality and relationship.

Seggos (New York, NY, 1965) is based in Los Angeles.  She studied at The Savannah College of Art and Design (2016)
 
 
ARTIST STATEMENT

my works are explorations.  self-portraits.  expressive of personal transformation and my inner spirit, fears, dreams and passions.  they are metaphors for my life and my relationship to nature, beauty and the universe.  my emotions, thoughts and feelings are transmuted through my work, which manifests a deeper, more heartfelt, level of consciousness.

it is alchemy.

my intention:  an invocation of sensory response, preferably intense and profound

monicaseggosart @ gmail.com 
 

Current
Residency
SUMMER 2021, Walking Through Liminality v.2 Nantucket, Nantucket, MA

Upcoming
Solo Exhibitions
Homepage Digital Residency IRL, Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX (Date TBD)
Self-Voyeur, endurance version, curated by Badir McCleary, Virtual and Los Angeles, 2021
 

Solo Exhibitions
Walking Through Liminality #1, Tintagel, Cornwall, UK, 2019
The Broken Heart Repair Shop, Version 2: Love Is All There Is, Satellite Art Show, Miami, Art Basel Miami Beach, 2018
The Broken Heart Repair Shop, Version 1: The Doctor’s Office, Venice, CA, May 2018 
Self-Voyeur, StARTup Art Fair Los Angeles, Venice, CA, 2018
The Broken Heart Repair Shop, Version 1:  The Doctor’s Office, Leiminspace, LA, 2017
The Broken Heart Repair Shop, Version 1:  The Doctor’s Office, Savannah, GA, 2016
tu me manques, Olivier Cave 3, SCAD Lacoste, Lacoste, France, 2014
a Tisket, a Tasket, a Trinket, and a Casket, MA Final, Fahm Hall, Savannah, GA, 2013

Group Exhibitions
2021
Pen Pal, virtual exhibition curated Schelsey Mahammadie-Sabet, leminspace, Los Angeles
Die Schule der Folgenlosigkeit. Übungen für ein anderes Leben, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
2020
Eternal Sky, pskaufman gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2016
Modern Love, juried, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA
Tattoo Festival Exhibition, juried, The Butcher Gallery, Savannah, GA
2014
Eco Art Installation, SCAD Lacoste, Lacoste, France
Eco Art Video Installation, SCAD Lacoste, Lacoste, France

Performance
Detoxification, drone photography Badir McCleary, Virtual, Los Angeles, CA, 2020   
Dear Sun, Thank you., drone photography Badir McCleary, Virtual, Los Angeles, CA, 2020   
Meat Hunger, with Ellis David Perry, pskaufman, Los Angeles, CA, 2020   
The Alchemist, Startup Art Fair, San Francisco, CA, 2018   

Curatorial Projects
2014 Eco Art Installation, SCAD Lacoste, Lacoste, France
2013 Current, Fahm Hall, Savannah, GA

Residencies 
2021 AWNE, CAMP France, Virtual (natural farming, agroforestry, biocultural systems, forest gardening and biomimicry meets sound and art)
2020 Homepage Digital Residency, Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX, May 2020
2014 SCAD Lacoste, France
2009 Artist-in-Residence, The Jumeirah Essex Hotel, NY, NY

Awards/Grants
2020            Center for Cultural Innovation, Grant  
2020            Artist's Relief, Grant 
2020            Women's Center for Creative Work, Grant 
2014            Scholarship, Artist-in-Residence, SCAD Lacoste
2012-16       Dean’s Fellow, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA (yearly award)

Bibliography
Hager, Holly.  "Ask the Collector with Holly Hager:  Collecting 101-Performance Art."
     Art Zealous.  20 December 2018.  Web.
Campodonico, Christina.  "Monica Seggos Brings Her Broken Heart Repair Shop to the
     Venice Art Crawl."  The Argonaut. 9 May 2018. Web


(updated Wednesday 7 July 2021)