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Carolyn Monastra

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May 26, 2015
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Carolyn Monastra - Eagle Lake

Carolyn Monastra - Eagle Lake

Original 2001


Lot number: 1106
Carolyn Monastra (American, 20th/21st Century)
Eagle Lake
, 2001. Signed "CA Monastra" in ink on the reverse l.r., numbered "1/3" in ink on the reverse l.c., titled and dated in ink on the reverse l.l., identified in a Ambrosino Gallery label affixed to the reverse. Chromogenic print on paper face-mounted to Plexiglas, image/sheet size 39 3/4 x 50 3/8 in. (100.9 x 127.9 cm), unframed.
Condition: Good.
Carolyn Monastra - The Gate

Carolyn Monastra - The Gate

Original 2001


Net Price
Lot number: 1251536
Item No. 1251536 : Carolyn Monastra, The Gate, 2001
Chromogenic print, signed, numbered "2/5" in ink on the
500 - 1000
Directly from the artist.
16 x 20"

The Dominion of Trees Nature is never spent - G. M. Hopkins This
series of landscape-based narratives is influenced, in large part,
by my deeply felt connections to the land. I draw from fairy tales,
myths, the fragmentary space of dreams, and contemporary notions of
figuration to discover and create mystery in the realm of the
natural world. The people and places may seem familiar yet there is
something uncanny or restless in what is being presented. As fairy
tales use characters and symbols to appeal to our conscious and
unconscious mind, these pictures work in a similar manner to engage
the viewer on several levels aesthetically, emotionally, and
psychologically. But, whereas fairy tales find their resolution by
the last page, my photographs are intended to be fictive fragments
which invite the viewer to create their own unabridged

A primary focus for me in this series is to carefully modulate
distinctions between the natural and the perceived. Some of these
images came as a gift, a surprise: the same canopied forest I
crossed dozens of times struck me once with its haphazard geometry
of fallen trees. Even in my staged scenarios, this element of
surprise reveals itself in perhaps grander, but equally intimate
ways: the greenhouse, seemingly cozy at first glance, challenged me
to play with its odd sense of scale; the condensation on my windows
pulled me from my slumber in the morning to revel in its mysterious
beauty. Creating this body of work has spurred my consciousness to
explore the interplay between the abundance of Nature and the
abundance of human perception.

EDUCATION Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT M.F.A. in
Photography Fordham University, Bronx, NY B.A. in English
Literature cum laude in cursu honorem SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 2009 The
American Landscape, Context Gallery, Derry, Ireland (forthcoming)
2008 Blaze, Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, NY lovely, dark and
deep, Superfine, Brooklyn, NY* Red Dot Art Fair, New York, NY 2007
Threshold, New York Camera Club, New York, NY The Bridge Art Fair,
Miami, FL The Spring Show, Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, NY One
Pill Makes You Small, TLC Art Space, New York, NY Memento Mori,
the:artist:network, New York, NY Lovely Dark and Deep: women
artists retake the fairy tale, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY 2006
The Drop, Exit Art, New York, NY Scope Art Fair, Miami, FL and New
York, NY Words Moving Images, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY
(video screening) Push Me-Pull You, ISE Foundation, New York, NY
(curator) Flash, Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham, NY Palm Beach
Contemporary Art Fair, Palm Beach, FL 2005 The Dominion of Trees,
Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL* Art Basel, Miami, FL Kunst ?05,
Zurich Switzerland Road Trip, Galerie MC, Atlanta, GA Afterschool
Special, The Pushpin Gallery, Fordham University, New York, NY
Small Works: Big Ideas, Women?s Studio Center, New York, NY 2004
Art Basel, Miami, FL Tokyo Art Fair, Tokyo, Japan And One for
Grandma, Capsule Gallery, New York, NY Continued ? Carolyn Monastra
? page 2 SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (continued) 2004 Cakewalk, Ambrosino
Gallery, Miami, FL Text/Noise, Asterisk, New York, NY (video
screening) In a Conversation, Capsule Gallery, New York, NY 2003
Retreat to Nature, The Gallery at RCO, New York, NY* 2002 Into the
Woods, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY Art at Steepletop, Millay
Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY 2001 Saltonstall Artists, State
of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY 2000 Photography?Then and Now,
Brownson Gallery, Purchase, NY 1998 Close to Home, Fordham
University, New York City 1997 Multiple Exposures, State University
of New York, Oneonta, NY 1996 Going Solo, 415 Space, New York, NY*
1995 Anniversary Exhibition, Windows Gallery, New Haven, CT 1994
M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
Reverie, Windows Gallery, New Haven, CT* * solo exhibitions AWARDS
AND GRANTS 2005 Multimedia Fellowship, Rotunda Gallery and BCAT,
New York, NY 2002 Artist?s Grant, Adirondack Art Fund 2001 Bacon
Dee Award, Faculty grant, The Birch Wathen Lenox School, New York,
NY 1993 Direct Grants to Artists, The Cultural Affairs Commission,
New Haven, CT 1987 Travel Grant, The English Speaking Union
ARTISTS? RESIDENCIES 2005 Weir Farm Trust, Wilton, CT 2003 The
Djerassi Foundation, Tompkins-Buell Fellowship recipient, Woodside,
CA 2001 The Millay Colony, Austerlitz, NY Blue Mountain Center,
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 2000 The Saltonstall Foundation, Ithaca, NY
Continued ? Carolyn Monastra ? page 3 PUBLICATIONS AND CITATIONS
2006 Abridged, a Context Gallery Publication, Derry, Ireland, pps
36, 52 2004 ?Batter Up?, by Michelle Weinberg, Miami New Times,
June 10, 2004 ?Multimedia celebration of the tart and quirky?, by
Elisa Turner The Miami Herald, June 29, 2004 1998 ?Dedication of
FCLC?s Push Pin Gallery,? by Katy S. Heinrich The Observer,
February 25, 1998, p15 1994 Pupil, Yale School of Art, Department
of Photography Publication 1994 ?Four New Haven Artist?s get city
grants? by Judy Castillo The Connecticut Post, August 5, 1993 p B12
1994 ?Artists Receive City?s First Direct Grants to Artists? New
Haven Arts Magazine, V.6 #6, September, 1993 p6 COLLECTIONS The
Margulies Collection, Miami, FL Time Warner, New York, NY Johnson
& Johnson Corporate Art Collection, New Brunswick, NJ Yale
University, New Haven, CT Private collections in Sydney, London,
New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Seattle, and Boston

This photograph is in excellent condition.

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Delivery. 17 x 22" or less: $65.00 ; 24 x 34" or less: $85.00 ; 30
x 36" or less: $95.00 ; 32 x 45" or less: $115.00.
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