Monika is a professional artist who received a BFA from Sonoma State University. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally in galleries, museums, and public exhibitions. In addition to being a full time artist, Monika teaches painting and bronze making.
“The idea to use a hubcap as a piece of art idea sounded very intriguing to me, coming from Switzerland where recycling is one of the highest priority for every citizen! My husband and I are also deeply involved in the daily operations of a recycling thrift store business called EcoThrift. It’s inspiring to see the creative process that allows one persons castoffs to become anothers ‘treasure.’ On a deeper level, the idea of metamorphosis has always informed my work.”Monika Steiner