Love Me Love Me Not (Edition 3)

Venessa Monokian


Venessa Monokian was born and raised in Miami. She currently lives in Houston, Texas. Monokian uses her work to investigate ideas she has about her environment. This inquiry extends beyond just the tangible and also investigates psychological elements which are incorporated into the final work. This experience becomes a partnership between the artist, the work, and the person viewing it.

Monokian received her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts from Florida International University. She has worked for nearly a decade as an adjunct professor at Florida International University, where she teaches remote photography courses, and has instructed in the Art Department at Miami Dade College, as well. 

Monokian was a resident artist at ArtCenter South Florida (now Oolite Arts) from 2009 to 2013, and completed a three-month residency at Panal 361 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2011, she was featured in the WLRN documentary by Emmy and Oscar winning filmmaker Andrew Hevia, Rising Tide: A Story of Miami Artists. 

She was selected for a solo show as part of the Featuring Photography exhibition at Miami’s Deering Estate. She received honorable mentions for both the 2013 Florida Biennial at Art and Culture Center Hollywood and Miami New Times’ 2014 MasterMind Award. 

Monokian has shown her work internationally including at Lawndale Art Center in Houston, Metropolitan Gallery in Austin, the Font Gallery in New Orleans, Mac Fine Art in Fort Lauderdale, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland, and Mister Pink Galeria De Arte in Valencia, Spain. She has been featured in Shoutout HTX, Voyage Houston, and Playful Creations an ArtStreet segment on WLRN. 

Venessa Monokian is a multidisciplinary / photography based artist. Her series varies greatly from interactive works utilizing digital components for viewer extended experiences or intimate portraits of objects of daily life. Her relationship with art making is holistic and the process-based work is considered over time to best contain influences of personal experiences, psychology, and daily life.  Her collections serve as a tool to examine what it is to be human.

2021-Big Show - Juried by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill , Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX

2020-Postcard from Home , Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland

2020-Positive Pandemic Experiment (PPE) - Curated By Kohl King

2019-LANDSCAPES: observed and Interpreted - Curated By Ananda DeMello

2019 -Spring Street Studios, Houston TX

2018-Kith and Kin, BOX 13, Houston TX

2017- Home, Curated By Rochi Llaneza,Mac Fine Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2015-Dali and Me - Curated By Rochi Llaneza , Mac Fine Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2014-Thirty Years on the Road - Curated By Susan Caraballo, ArtCenter South Florida, Miami, FL 2014-What you see in the trees - Solo Exhibition ,Deering Estate, Miami, FL 30th Anniversary 2014- Postcards ,ArtCenter South Florida, Miami, FL

2014- Text to textile Curated by Christina Molina ,The Font Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2014-RE - Curated By Rochi Llaneza , Mac Fine Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2014-Corditido - Curated By Alette Simmons-Jimenez and Cristina Ghetti,Freedom Towner, Miami, FL

2014-Digital Oculus - Curated By Jacek Kolasinski, Miami Beach Urban Studios, Miami Beach, FL 2013-Portable Editions - Curated By Juana Meneses and Leila Lender Kremer, Beach Miami Beach, FL

2013-Espacio Enter - Curated By Cristina Ghetti, Tenerife Space of Arts, Canary Islands, Spain 2013-Sixth All-Media Biennial -Juried by Hunter Braithwaite and Gean More, Hollywood Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, FL

2013-No bite No malaria - Curated By Rochi Llaneza, Hard Core Gallery, Miami, FL

2013-Seeing the Forest Thought the Trees - Solo Exhibition, Panal 361, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2013- Pantallas Miami Curated by Cristina Ghetti, Mister Pink Galeria De Arte, Valencia Spain

Love Me Love Me Not is part of a larger body of work entitled "Strawberry Farm". Here I collected some buttercup flowers and hold them as if they are growing from my hand. On my daily walks it was common to see buttercups blooming. They pulled memories from my childhood to the forefront of my mind. Playing with my brothers and feeling safe and secure. Picking them was in a way collecting those fond memories to take back home.

Year: 2016


Edition Total Count: 3

Edition Showfields Count: 2

Edition Number: 3

Digital photography

Image size is 12 x 12 inches , This work is matted and framed. Frame size is 18.5 x18.5 inches

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