Monica Seggos is a Greek-American artist focusing on process oriented, narrative based Site-Responsive projects in Environmental, Digital, Performance and Installation Art.
Seggos is medium agnostic which allows her to use the mode of
expression, materials and
processes that best embrace the storyline. Each project is a
Gesamtkunstwerk, a fusion of multiple mediums that combine into a total
work of art.
They are cabinets of curiosity and wonder rooms containing disparate
elements that when combined in a mise-en-scène, enhance the narrative with the intent to entrance, intrigue and provoke the viewer. Seggos considers the works incomplete until the viewer participates in their existence.
Process is the foundation of Seggos' Site-Responsive practice, enabling her to maintain consistency across all mediums, while narrative maintains the through line in her work. Process documentation is a crucial component of her work, as vital as the
documentation of the projects in situ. Documentation extends the narrative of the project by revealing the back story and a behind the scenes view of the project, from concept development to iteration. She considers her process books to be works of art in and of themselves.
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, femininity and relationship.
Seggos (New York City, 1965) studied at The Savannah College of Art and Design (2016)
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
2022 Sea of Grief (Water), with filmmaker Badir McCleary, Los Angeles, CA
2021 Walking Through Liminality #2, Nantucket, MA
2020 Detoxification (Earth), with filmmaker Badir McCleary, Los Angeles, CA
2020 Dear Sun, Thank You (Fire) with filmmaker Badir McCleary, Los Angeles, CA
2020 Meat Hunger, with Ellis David Perry, pskaufman, Los Angeles, CA
2019 Walking Through Liminality #1, Tintagel, Cornwall, UK
2018 The Alchemist, Startup Art Fair, San Francisco, CA
2018 The Broken Heart Repair Shop, Version 2: Love Is All There Is, Satellite Art Show, Miami
2018 The Broken Heart Repair Shop, Version 1: The Doctor’s Office, Venice, CA
2018 Self-Voyeur, StARTup Art Fair Los Angeles, Venice, CA
2017 The Broken Heart Repair Shop, Version 1: The Doctor’s Office, Leiminspace, LA
2016 The Broken Heart Repair Shop, Version 1: The Doctor’s Office, Savannah, GA
2014 tu me manques, Olivier Cave 3, SCAD Lacoste, Lacoste, France
2013 a Tisket, a Tasket, a Trinket, and a Casket, MA Final Exhibition, Savannah, GA
Fields, Factories, Fame, and Fallacies, Los Angeles, CA, ArtShare LA, Curated by Badir McCleary
Die Schule der Folgenlosigkeit. Übungen für ein anderes Leben, Museum für Kunst und
Gewerbe Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Portraits of Yesteryear, Curated by Badir McCleary, Los Angeles, CA
Pen Pal, (virtual exhibition), leiminspace, Los Angeles
Eternal Sky, pskaufman gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Modern Love, juried, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA
Tattoo Festival Exhibition, juried, The Butcher Gallery, Savannah, GA
Eco Art Installation, SCAD Lacoste, Lacoste, France
Eco Art Video Installation, SCAD Lacoste, Lacoste, France
2022 Remember Nantucket, Nantucket, MA
2022 Room with a View Sebastopol Residency (private), Sebastopol, CA
2021 Contemporary Activist, Visual Art Performance with Martha Wilson, CAMP (virtual)
2021 AWNE with Lars Holdhus, BEK (Bergen Senter for Elektronisk Kunst) (virtual)
2021 Vulnerability in Creativity with Jlin, CAMP (virtual)
2021 AWNE with Lars Holdhus, CAMP (virtual)
2021 Remember Nantucket, Nantucket Residency (private), Nantucket, MA
2020 Homepage Digital Residency, Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX
Visiting Artist Lectures/Presentations/Critiques
2021 Lecture, BEK Environmental Symposium, The only lasting truth is change, AWNE with
Lars Holdhus, Bergen, Norway, Nov 19 (virtual)
2021 Lecture, Savannah College of Art and Design, April 2 (virtual)
2021 Lecture, Savannah College of Art and Design, April 16 (virtual)
2021 Lecture, Savannah College of Art and Design, October 1 (virtual)
2013 Current, Fahm Hall, Savannah, GA
2014 Eco Art Installation, SCAD Lacoste, Lacoste, France
2020 Center for Cultural Innovation, Grant
2020 Artist's Relief, Grant
2020 Women's Center for Creative Work, Grant
2012-16 Dean’s Fellow, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
2021 Harvard Alumni for Climate and the Environment (HACE) Climate Boot Camp (virtual)
2021 Music, Healing, Deep Listening, Mikey Kirkpatrick, Morbid Anatomy, NY (virtual)
2021 Playing with Sound, Experimental Music with Jamie Stewart, Atlas Obscura (virtual)
2020 Masks in Context: Beauty, Absurd and the Sublime, Bryan Melillo, Morbid Anatomy (virtual)
2020 Archaeology of the Self, Eleanor Crook, Morbid Anatomy, NY (virtual)
2016 MA Jewelry & Objects Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
2016 MA Design Management Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
McCleary, Badir. “Portraits Of Yesteryear Exhibition Talks - Monica Seggos and Patrice Robinson “.
Art Above Reality. YouTube. https://youtu.be/01kUHgW1xd4. 11 December 2020. Web.
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.