Monika Andrew PORAY

Lives & works in Victoria AUSTRALIA

 

Monika's main art concept is 'Geodesia': exploring the geometric complexities that is found in nature and expressing them in an aesthetic language. With her interest with plants and the environment, Monika came to realise a pattern present in nature, and the new concept was born.


The main Geometries that are portrayed in Geodesia are: Golden Mean Ratio, Phi and Fibonacci Sequence, which are reoccurring patterns in nature. Monika expresses visually how these patterns and ratios are evident in nature and re-imitates the sequences to demonstrate how the plants grow and form.
 

Currently, Monika is intrigued with the human body researching the geometric relevance to the anatomical structure. This is being explored through life drawings, portraying pictorial figures with accuracy and resemblance to the models and investigating the geometric structures along with it.
 

Influences:
Environmental Art, Andy Goldsworthy, Chris Drury, Sacred Resonance, Leonardo Da Vinci

 

MEMBER:

Belgrave Creative Space

Regional Art Victoria

Contemporary Art Society (Victoria)

 

CV

Education

2013 - Cert IV Small Business Management - NEIS

2012 - Postgraduate Diploma in Education - Monash University

2012 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment - Chisholm Institute

2009-10 - Masters of Art; Art in Public Spaces - RMIT

2004-7 - Bachelor of Fine Arts; Drawing - VCA

 

Grants & Awards

2007 - VCA Student Union Cultural Grant, $100

2004 - VCE Top Arts 03, Shortlist

 

Commissions

2011 - "Feathers", Robin Bowen, Ringwood VIC ***

           *** private

 

Student Shows

2018 - "Youth Art show", Belgrave Creative Space, Belgrave VIC

         - "Idea to Exhibition", BHCAC, Box Hill VIC

2017 - "Kids Art show", Belgrave Creative Space, Belgrave VIC

         - "Idea to Exhibition", BHCAC, Box Hill VIC

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Solo Exhibitions

2016 - "Geodesia Figures", Adelaide Fringe, SA

2013 - "Geodesia: Belgrave", End Of The Line Festival,  Belgrave VIC

2010 - "Geodesia: Along the Merri Creek", Merri Creek,

            East Brunswick VIC

2009 - "Circle of Plants", Trocadero Gallery, Footscray VIC

2008 - "Illuminated Presence", Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy VIC

2006 - "So In Gaunt Of Configuration", Experimental Art Space,

            Parkville VIC

 

Group Exhibitions

2019 - "John Dudley Portrat Prize", EAS, Emerald VIC

         - "Frost", Belgrave Creative Space, Belgrave VIC*

         - "Creative Vessels", Forestedge Stone Gallery, Kallista VIC*

         - "Virtues", Belgrave Creative Space, Belgrave VIC*

2018 - "Creative Vessels", BHCAC, Box Hill VIC*

2017 - "The Naked Truth", Belgrave Creative Space, Belgrave VIC*

         - "Virtues", Belgrave Creative Space, Belgrave VIC*

         - "Sense of Place", Belgrave Creative Space, Belgrave VIC**

2016 - "Winter Garden", BHCAC, Box Hill VIC

2015 - "Life Imitating Art", End Of The Line Festival, Belgrave VIC*

         - "The National Brooch Show", Toorak & Fitzroy VIC

2014 - "Harbour Art", Burnley Harbour, Richmond VIC

         - "Life Drawing Student Exhibition", Sooki Lounge, Belgrave VIC*

         - "Splash Art", Kew Primary School, Kew VIC

2013 - "Phi’Bre: Dreaming Awake", BSG, Fitzroy VIC**

         -  "Vessels", BSG, Fitzroy, VIC

         -  "Virmana", Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide SA*

2012 - "End of the Line Festival", Belgrave VIC

2010 - "Weave", RMIT Public Art Turkey Tour, Silé Turkey

         - "Totem Show", Medium Art Space, Brunswick VIC*

2009 - "Intersection", Flemington Community Centre, Flemington VIC

         - "Shadows and Plants", The Poject Space, Collingwood VIC**

2008 - "Dreaming Awake", Old Fire Station Cafe, Preston VIC*

         - "B+W show: Shades of Grey", Pigment Gallery, Melbourne VIC

         - "Small Works", Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy VIC

         - "Angel Circus", Synergy Gallery, Northcote VIC*

         - "Launch", Brunswick Arts Gallery, Brunswick VIC

2007 - "VCA Grad Show", Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Southbank VIC

         - "Angel Circus", Noise Bar, Brunswick VIC*

         - "Pigs Might Fly and Other Speculations", VCA Student Gallery,

            Southbank VIC

         - "Proud 07", Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Southbank VIC

2006 - "Drawing Department Exhibition", VCA Student Gallery,

            Southbank VIC

         - "Proud 06", Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Southbank VIC

2005 - "Proud 05", Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Southbank VIC

         - "Environmental Arts Exhibition", VCA Student Gallery,

            Southbank VIC*

          - "Drawing Department Exhibition", VCA Student Gallery,

             Southbank VIC

2004 - "Drawing Department Exhibition", VCA Student Gallery,

            Southbank VIC

         - "Proud 04", Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Southbank VIC

         - "VCE Art Fair 2003", 4Cats Gallery, Abbotsford VIC

                * co curator and exhibitor, ** collaboration