ARTIST STATEMENT + CV

MONICA SEGGOS INSTALLATION ART


Producing Installation Art projects from concept to exhibition. Adept at developing a storyline and translating it into a visual metaphor. Skilled at introducing disruptive elements into a tableau, using performance and/or the juxtaposition of contrary elements to create an immersive, interactive mise-en-scène.  
-
Installation art enables Seggos to utilize various media while challenging her to maintain consistency in her work under one concept.  She focuses on incorporating variations of sculpture, assemblage, mixed media, performance, painting, photography, wordplay, found objects, Olfactory Art, Post-Internet and Digital Art, and Body Adornment to tell a story within the tableau. This allows her to experience her artistic process to the fullest, while pushing the boundaries of her creativity to the limit. 

Seggos' work is self as well as culturally reflective in an emotionally responsive and experiential way, dealing with issues of process, space and time, environment, memories, transformation, automediality and relationship.

BODY ADORNMENT

Seggos' jewelry designs are sculpture as body adornment.  She mixes materials to create stories for each design, with minimal polishing, leaving the pieces in as raw a form as possible to convey emotions.
 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Jewelry is an extremely powerful, intimate form of artistic expression.  As the artist, the jewelry I create is imbued with the expressions of my emotions, thoughts and feelings.  In my work, equal consideration is given to the wearer and the beholder.  

The power of jewelry as a medium of art lies not only in its form and function, its relationship to the body, and unique possibilities for display, but also in its multiple layers of transference.  In effect, jewelry becomes a transmutation of emotional experience from the artist, to the wearer, to the beholder.

-

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.

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



CV

Upcoming Exhibitions
The Alchemist, Startup Art Fair, San Francisco, CA, April 2018 (performance)
The Broken Heart Repair Shop, Version 1: The Doctor’s Office, Venice, CA, May 2018
Self-Voyeur, Art Basel Miami Beach, December 2018, Location TBA

Solo Exhibitions
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 (June)
The Broken Heart Repair Shop, Version 1:  The Doctor’s Office, Savannah, GA, 2016 (May)
Ebb Tide, Byram Shubert Library, Greenwich, CT, 2014
tu me manques, Olivier Cave 3, SCAD Lacoste, Lacoste, France, 2014 
Heart Attack, Fahm Hall, Savannah, GA, 2013
a Tisket, a Tasket, a Trinket, and a Casket, MA Final Exhibition, Fahm Hall,
          Savannah, GA, 2013

Group Exhibitions
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
Small Works, juried, Gutstein Gallery, SCAD, Savannah, GA

2013  
Live to Deliver, Fahm Hall, Savannah, GA
Current, Fahm Hall, Savannah, GA
Vegetable, A Cotton Lamb Story, juried, Sicky Nar Nar, Savannah,GA
SCAD Jewelry and Objects, juriedSCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
SCAD Jewelry and Objects, juried, Fahm Hall, Savannah, GA

Performance       
Flaming Heart, Fahm Hall, Savannah, GA, 2013
The Alchemist, Fahm Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA, 2013
Renaissance Angel, tableau vivant, Telfair Academy, Savannah, GA, 2013

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

Awards
2015-16       Dean’s Fellow, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
2014            Artist-in-Residence, SCAD Lacoste, France (Spring)
2014-15       Dean’s Fellow, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
2013-14       Dean’s Fellow, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
2012-13       Dean’s Fellow, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
2009            Artist-in-Residence, The Jumeirah Essex Hotel, NY, NY

Education
1987            BFA, English and Fine Arts, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 
2016            MA, Jewelry and Objects,
                    MA, Design Management,
                    Savannah College of Art and Design,  Savannah, GA