NEW YORK, NY.-
Monique van Genderen's solo exhibition at Miles McEnery Gallery
is on view at 511 West 22nd Street until 28 January 2023.
Monique van Genderen (b. 1965, Vancouver, Canada) received her Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA.
Her work may be found in the collections of AIG SunAmerica Inc., Los Angeles, CA; Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria; Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, Peoria, IL; Eileen Harris and Peter Norton Family Foundation, Santa Monica, CA; Institut Valencià dArt Modern, Valencia, Spain; KB Home, Los Angeles, CA; Le Consortium, Dijon, France; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN; Montblanc Cutting Edge Art Collection, Hamburg, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; the U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere.
She is the recipient of a Project Commission for Murals for La Jolla, La Jolla, CA; the Chiaro Award, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA; Federal Courthouse Building Art Commission for the GSA, Arts and Architecture Program, Harrisburg, PA; and the West Hollywood 1% for the Arts Public Art Commission, West Hollywood, CA. In 2006, van Genderen was shortlisted for the Castellón County Council III International Painting Prize, Castellón, Spain and, in 2004, was an Artist in Residence at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX.
The artist lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
While the result of a physically laborious and time-consuming process, these paintings are also involved in a mind-bending game of reference and recall, with certain motifs, such as the distinctive green 'single quote' mark appearing across several canvases, culminating in the four 'single quote' paintings seen in this exhibition. The paintings themselves bracket other canvases, as well as the entire installation. Hovering in mid-air, they seem to encapsulate the very idea of quotation itself. - Dr. Moran Sheleg in "A Conceptual Illusion"