Bio

Monica is a mixed-media artist and graphic designer living in Arlington, Massachusetts. She received her BFA from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She has exhibited in the Boston area including Fountain Street Gallery, where she was a 2018 Annex Member, Bromfield Gallery, Brookline Arts Center, and soon at the Chandler Gallery at Maud Morgan Arts. She is a member of the Arlington Center for the Arts where she participated in their annual Open Studios for over ten years.

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Statement

Monica DeSalvo is a storyteller inviting the viewer to discover hidden stories of family, resistance and resilience. In her mixed media works, she blends drawing, printmaking, painting and collage, while freely combining representational and abstract imagery. Seeking a seamless harmony, she works by deconstructing, reconstructing, repeating and layering. The patterns and shapes that emerge become fodder for new pieces and themes, and new pieces become found paper for the next iteration, acting as a bridge between visual chapters.