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Monique Michaels professional work is an exploration and combination of fine art photography, Paintings and Collage. She is an award winning photographer and regular contributor to The New Yorker, Manhattan, Angeleno, C, Los Angeles, and Pasadena Magazines. Her photography is inspired by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Peter Lindbergh, Melvin Sokolski, and Anita Bresser. She draws her inspiration for painting and collage from Mary Corse, Pat Steir, Lee Krasner, Richard Dibenkorn and Kurt Schwitters.
Her fine art photography work favors medium format film and is often printed by hand using gum bichromate, a 19th century multi-layered printing process, rendering painterly images from photographic negatives. Monique’s fine art imagery has been exhibited in both solo and group shows at the MOCA / Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, South East Center for Photography, Greenville, SC, Anderson Chase Gallery, Katonah, NY, Bendheim Gallery and Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT.
Monique is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers, American Photographic Artists, Advertising Photographers of America, Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles, Center for Fine Art Photography, Peekskill Arts Alliance, Rowayton Arts Center, Stamford Artists Association, Greenwich Arts Council and the Greenwich Art Society. In addition, she served of the Board of Directors of the MOCA Contemporaries in Los Angeles from 2011-2013. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Business Improvement District in Peekskill, NY. Monique was born and raised in Chicago, lived and worked as an artist in Venice, CA for over a decade and currently lives in Peekskill, NY.