Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Rodney Monk

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: Newton, AUSTRALIA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2007

Rodney Monk is an American painter and creates art in public spaces to invigorate the social and aesthetic environment and to enhance community well-being. A veteran of over 300 murals in local community’s world-wide, ranging in location from the sides and interiors of multi-story buildings, schools, and hospitals to retail development projects. Monk allows landscape, community, and context to inform the creation of his works, customized for the audience and space. His exceptional brush skills enable him to realize work in many styles and media. Monk brings with him decades of experience in designing and creating public art, both as an individual and as part of multi-disciplinary teams. He thoroughly enjoys collaborative projects and employs highly professional and efficient project management, enabling him to deliver projects consistently within time and budget. Monk’s artworks evolve through collaboration and dialogue with citizens, architects, developers, and teams of artists. He enjoys communicating and working with the client and audience during design and creation.



Rodney Monk worked in the Firth studio.

Originally a working barn perched atop the namesake hill of Hillcrest Farm, this building was converted to serve the arts in 1956. A grand set of windows was installed to make the large interior suitable for visual artists, bringing in abundant natural light from the north. The addition of a screened porch and accessible entrance ramp…

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