Monica Lynn Manoski
Monica Lynn Manoski is an artist/organizer. She graduated with an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2013 where she studied sculpture and installation. Since then, she worked as a postgraduate teaching fellow, completed her MSEd, and served as a corps member with Teach For America in Chicago. Her experience teaching in a complex urban environment inspired her artistic practice to take new form. Instead of fabricating objects, she worked as a social worker, community organizer, and family advocate trying to create a safe space for her students to learn, play, and grow.
Monica's time in Chicago made her acutely aware of the importance of fostering art and culture and developing community ties. Her current position brought her back to her alma mater and Boston, a city she loves. In her new role, she serves as a point-person for the School's annual Art Sale and works to engage and connect students and alumni through educational programming and arts-related activities held at the school and throughout the country. In all her work, Monica strives to make positive contributions to the schools and communities in which she works.
Monica makes work that blurs the line between truth/storytelling, sacred/profane, performance/real life, and the individual/collective. Working in both public and private space, Monica's process starts with detailed research that is later developed into intimate performance, poetic writing, sculptural installation, and/or community organizing. In a world divided, Manoski’s work aims to heal and connect.