Also known as monicaonthemoon in the public art industry. When Monica isn't found on tip-toes at the top of scaffolding or balancing a ladder just so to reach the top corner of a mural, she can be found sharing her joy of mural/street art with school students and sharing how it can transform a community or forgotten space in the most beautiful way.
Monica is a trained visual artist who has worked in the large-scale painting industry in Toronto for many years. In outdoor advertising, as a mural artist and in the film and television, as a scenic artist. More recently she can be found reclaiming community spaces with her vibrant public art. Painting community murals in playgrounds, on wading pools, in pedestrian laneways, on construction hoarding and on just about anything that stays still long enough.
As an LGBTQ2S+ public artist working out of my Toronto and Northern studio in Port Severn, I think engaging with the community where my artwork will live is the most essential aspect of my artistic process—creating a piece of artwork that will bring the community together, engaging and encourage them to feel proud of their surroundings.
I am a seasoned mural painter/ public artist and an emerging three-dimensional artist. I successfully completed the creative welding course at the Stratford Theatre School of Art, discovering how to conceptualize and fabricate using metal.
Since 2017, part-time arts programming at the Dotsa Bitove Wellness Academy. Working with adults coping with memory loss due to mild to moderate dementia, a project of the University Health Network (UHN)
During the early spring Monica works as an Artist in the Classroom with Prologue for the Performing Arts. Working as a mentor and in residencies with TDSB students, bringing her experience with working in the public art sector and sharing the joy of community projects.
Vulnerable Sector and Police clearance, current
Working at Heights Safety certificate, current
WHIMIS training, current
Aerial Lifts Canada Safety Training cert, exp 2022
Supervisor Health and Safety Awareness
Worker Health and Safety Awareness
Fall Arrest and Suspension Access training
Studied Industrial Design at Georgian College
Studied Adobe Illustrator at Ryerson University
Motorcycle Repair at Centennial College