(Wilmington, DE 1980 -)
BiographyBorn in 1980, in Wilmington Delaware, Monique Rollins received a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from Syracuse University in New York in 2002. During her undergraduate study Rollins studied painting in Pont-aven, France with the Rhode Island School of Design in 2000, book-making & art history in Florence, Italy in 2001 with Syracuse University, painting & collage in Barcelona, Spain, also with Syracuse University. In 2002 Rollins enrolled in Pratt Institute where she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting, a Master of Science in Theory, Criticism and History of Art degree, specializing in Venetian Renaissance, and a Museum Studies Certification. During her painting and historical research in Italy, she taught painting and drawing skills to Italian high school students in Lucca, studied language in Florence, and studied restoration & art history in Venice, where she lectured on Jacopo Tintoretto and his series of philosopher paintings in the Marciana Library. Rollins was granted internships at both the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Farnsworth Museum in Camden, Maine.
Upon completion of her dual Master degrees, Rollins accepted a position as Assistant to the Director of Pratt Institute’s Pratt in Venice and Pratt in Lucca programs. Rollins lives and paints between New York City and Florence, Italy. Monique's paintings have been exhibited at Metroquadro Gallery in Rivoli, Italy, Emerge Art Fair in Washington DC, Art Basel Miami, and Andre Zarre Gallery in New York City. In 2015 Rollins was invited to paint in the IU artist residence in Beijing, China.
In this upcoming year, Rollins' artwork will be exhibited at the Beijing American Center in Beijing, Art Miami Context 2015 in Art Basel Miami, Arte Fiera Bologna 2016, and the National Museum of Taras Shevchenko in Kiev, Ukraine. Rollins' works can also be viewed at five permanent large scale installations sites through out the city of Wilmington, Delaware.
Monique's portfolio consists of oil paintings, acrylic paintings, charcoal drawings and collages incorporating a number of mediums including pencil, watercolor, and pen and ink. Each piece is a deeply felt visual document of her journeys and experiences.
2015 Urban Jungle: Shevchenko National Muséum
2014 Monique Rollins: Oil Paintings and Works on Paper, Andre Zarre Gallery, Chelsea, NY
2013 Getting into Shape, Great Neck Public Library, Long Island, NY 2012 Monique Rollins: Oil Paintings, Andre Zarre Gallery, Chelsea, NY 2012 Monique
Rollins, Metroquadro Arte, Rivoli, Italy
2012 Getting into Shape, P. S. DuPont Gallery, Wilmington DE.
2009 Boaconstrictor Landscape, The Grand Opera House, Wilmington DE. 2008 Jamaica Nostalgia, The Lower Gallery, Shoppes at Rose Hall,
Montego Bay, Jamaica
2008 Monique Rollins, The River Tower, Wilmington, DE
2006 Monique Rollins: Oil Paintings and Works on paper, Tower Hill School
Gallery, Wilmington, DE
2004 M.F.A. Painting Thesis Exhibition, Pratt Institute 2002 B.F.A. Painting Thesis Exhibition, Syracuse University
2014 Context, Metroquadro Gallery, Art Basel Miami
2013 Context, Metroquadro Gallery, Art Basel Miami
2013 Emerge Art Fair, Washington DC
2013 Principia Naturalia, Castello Di Susa, Italy
2012 Spring Salon, Andre Zarre Gallery, Chelsea, NY
2012 Winter Salon, Denise Bibro Gallery, Chelsea, NY
2010 New Wilmington Art Association, Wilmington, DE.
2007 BravinLee Programs, Chelsea, NY
2006 - 2007 Holiday Invitational Exhibition, Broome Street Gallery, NY
2004 Pratt in Venice Group Show, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2003 Pratt in Lucca Group Show, Piazza del Anfiteatro, Lucca, Italy
2002 Pratt Graduate Group Show, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2002 Summer in Bacelona, Barcelona, Spain
2001 Firenze, Florence, Italy, Syracuse University, NY
2000 Pont-Aven Painters, French Institute Alliance Française, NY
2000 Pont-Aven, RISD in Pont-Aven, France
2012 - Present Board of Directors, Delaware College of Art and Design 2008 - 2009
2008 - 2009 Assistant, Pratt Institute in Tuscany Program, Lucca, Italy
2006 - 2008 Assistant to the Director of Pratt in Venice, Venice, Italy
2007 Co-Curated “Pratt in Venice” Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY
2007 Lecture on Tintoretto’s Philosophers in the Marciana Library Reading Room, Duke University
International Retreat, Venice, Italy.
2005 - Present Board of Overseers Member, Delaware College of Art and Design
2007 Co-Chair, Decade of DCAD Annual Fundraising Event
2006 Lecture on Jacopo Tintoretto’s Series of Philosophers Paintings in the Reading Room of the Marciana
Library, Pratt in Venice
2006 - 2009 Painting Assistant, Pratt Institute
2004 Painting Assistant in Pratt in Venice Program
2003 Instructor, teaching painting and drawing to high school students, Lucca, Italy
Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, Jamaica Iberostar Hotel, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Brandywine Building, Wilmington, DE.
Gran Bahia Principe Hotel, Runaway Bay, Jamaica Hotel Indigo, Fort Myers, Florida
Charles Cawley, Palm Beach, Fl.
Conmed Healthcare Management Inc, Hanover, MD. Vice President Art Foundation, Washington, D.C.