Theresa Monaco: Creating Memory
September 11 – 29, 2018
Artists’ Reception – Sunday, September 16, 6 – 8 pm
The drawings and prints in this exhibition illustrate not only Theresa Monaco’s talents as a creator of art but the central theme of her work. “My artwork explores and interprets memory—both the memory inherent in living beings and inorganic things. Using light and dark as expressive qualities, the subject I have explored over the years is the human portrait and later interior spaces and landscapes.”
Theresa Monaco’s life as an artist was anchored in Boston’s Emmanuel College. She received her BA in Studio Art and BFA in Painting at Emmanuel before continuing her formal training at Syracuse University where she received her MFA in printmaking and drawing in 1972. Thereafter she taught at Emmanuel College until her retirement as Professor Emerita in 2004. Over the years, she participated in many solo and group shows including the Boston Printmakers annual shows, “The Nature of Things” at the DeCordova Museum, and at the NAGA Gallery, as well as exhibitions in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Vietnam. For many years she was a member of the Executive Board of the Boston Printmakers and the Indochina Arts Partnership Board.