Alyssa Monks is a Joisey (that’s New Jersey with a Jersey accent) native that began painting at the early stages of childhood. Alyssa’s ability to interpret realism using minimum detail, makes her stand out among other artists. After receiving her B.A from Boston College she went on to earn her M.F.A from the New York Academy of Art, Graduate School of Figurative Art in 2001. Since then she has lectured and taught at universities and institutions nationwide, but currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
“My intent is to transcend both my subject and the paint itself to discover something that resonates deeply as my, often vulnerable, personal experience. Transferring that expression of this human experience to someone who opens to it and relates to it creates human connection. This is my goal.”
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