ARTIST STATEMENT + CV

installation art
The Broken Heart Repair Shop
The Satellite Show
Art Basel Miami Beach
December 6-9, 2018

BIO

Monica Seggos
Post-Internet Art/Installation Art


Monica Seggos produces Installation Art from concept to exhibition.  She develops a narrative and translates it into a visual metaphor, introducing disruptive elements into a tableau.  At her core, Seggos is a multidisciplinary creative.  Installation art enables Seggos to aggregate her various talents under one umbrella by utilizing various media and modes of expression.  This challenges her to maintain consistency in her work under one concept.  She focuses on incorporating variations of sculpture, assemblage, mixed media, performance, painting, photography, wordplay and poetry, found objects, Olfactory Art, Post-Internet and Digital Art, and Body Adornment to tell a story within the mise-en-scène. This enables her to experience her artistic process to the fullest, while pushing the boundaries of her creativity to the limit.  She uses performance and/or the juxtaposition of contrary elements to create an immersive, interactive cabinet of curiosity.

Seggos' Post-Internet Art practice includes conceptual and digital projects as well as installation and performance pieces.  Her conceptual pieces reflect her experiences and observations of the Post-Internet world.  Her digital works are similar to her physical approach to art-from a sculptural point of view, but they are sculpture from a process perspective, rather than a dimensional perspective.  She sculpts image, text and concept in the ether to create 2D and video works of art.


Seggos' work is self as well as culturally reflective in an emotionally responsive and experiential way, dealing with the universality of the human condition, 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


CV
Upcoming Exhibitions
The Broken Heart Repair Shop, Version 2: Recovery 
     Satellite Art Show, Miami, Art Basel Miami Beach, 2018
Bonfire of the Vanitas, The Salon, Los Angeles, 2019


Solo Exhibitions
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 (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
The Alchemist, Startup Art Fair, San Francisco, CA, April 2018   
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

Bibliography
Campodonico, Christina.  "Monica Seggos Brings Her Broken Heart Repair Shop to the 
     Venice Art Crawl."  The Argonaut. 9 May 2018. Web.