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Fine Art Paintings and Commissions
Born in Munich Germany, Edith spent her early childhood in Sydney Australia. Her parents later immigrated to America where she studied Drama at the New York High School of Performing Arts. Edith turned to painting while raising her family and completed her college education. She began teaching and exhibiting her art. In 1997 she moved to the artist community of New Hope PA. Her work was represented in Philadelphia by October Gallery and by the Artworks Gallery of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Edith arrived in Avon CT in 2006 where she has her studio and continues her involvement in the art community exhibiting her work and teaching.
“My art is inspired by the surroundings of hills, woodlands, and streams. The source of my paintings is the wetland pond near my studio where I daily observe the weather and seasonal changes that shape the life process of this primal environment. Reflections of overhead clouds and trees intertwine with growing plants and wild life in the shifting water merging reality and illusion.
My purpose is to create evocative atmospheres that will engage our senses, each scene offering a unique living environment to explore. Ultimately my work plays out of my fascination with the mysterious nature of reality.”
Edith Skiba LaMonica has a BA in Painting from SUNY Empire State College and Masters in Art History from SUNY Stony Brook. She taught Art History, Studio and Design at The College of New Jersey Trenton, Empire State College NY, and Suffolk Community College NY. and Tunxis Community College CT. Her career experience includes producing and curating exhibitions, event production, art direction, set design and writing press.
Select exhibitions include the Heckscher and Islip Art Museums LI NY. Five Points Gallery Torrington CT. Represented by ARTWORKS Gallery of The Philadelphia Museum of Art 2003-2009. Collections include The University of PA Hospital and UCONN Health Center. Featured reviews include Newsday LI NY, the New Hope Gazette PA, the Beacon Trenton NJ, the Spotlight in the New Britain Museum of American Art Bulletin.
The Object as Process and the Sublime in the Abstract Expressionist Landscapes of Joan Mitchell. (c)Edith Skiba LaMonica 1997. Stony Brook University Press.