Monica Rezman

JO-HS Residency May 2023

Monica Rezman is a multi-media artist who explores intimacy within abstraction through the use of traditional media and everyday found materials. She studied painting and textile design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. While at SAIC, she spent a study-abroad year at the Instituto Allende in Mexico. In 1993, she studied classical drawing and painting at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. In 1999 and 2002 consecutively, Rezman was awarded an Art-in-Residence in Gujurat, India, One of the world’s most revered craft communitie in textiles.

For the last forty years, she has exhibited nationally and internationally including exhibitions at the Riverside Art Center, 2019, Governors State University Gallery, 2019, Merida English Library, Mexico 2015, The Chicago Cultural Center, 2017; The Contemporary Art Gallery, India 1999, and the South Bend Regional Museum of Art 1998. In 2017-18 she was the Artist-in-Residence at the Chicago Artist Coalition’s Field/Program. She is a 2020 recipient of an Individual Illinois Arts Council Grant. Her work has been reviewed by Hyperallergic, Alan Artner (Chicago Tribune). and New City. She has recently had a one-person exhibition at 65 Grand, a group show at Kavi Gupta Gallery and Patricia Sweetow Gallery in Los Angles. 

Interview with Monica ︎︎︎