Monica Baumann – (B. 1984)

From New Jersey, Monica started her formal studies at the age of 16 at Middlesex County College. She was accepted into an advanced art program, called “Arts High.” This offered her a young glimpse into the professional art world. Since then, Monica has studied at the duCret School of Art, Academy duCret, the Grand Central Academy, the Art Students League and continued her studies at the Jahn Studios. Her paintings and drawings have been shown in numerous exhibitions in New York and New Jersey. Monica also teaches at duCret School of Art and is accepting private students. Interested students should contact monica@monicabaumann.com.

Monica is a strong-willed, hard-working painter, hoping to become comparable to those great artists that live and once lived. Her work has a strong focus on beauty and harmony, pure aesthetics as they once were.

Education

2011-2012         Jahn Studios, Apprentice, East Brunswick, NJ
2009-2014        The Art Students League, Dan Thompson’s Figure Drawing, New York, NY
2007-2008       Grand Central Academy, Fine Art, New York, NY
2005-2007       Academy duCret, Fine Art/Painting & Drawing, Plainfield, NJ
2003-2007       duCret School of Art, Fine Art, Plainfield, NJ
2003                    Middlesex County College, Fine Art, Edison, NJ

Shows

2014    Swain Gallery Annual Miniature Show — Swain’s Gallery, Plainfield NJ
2014    SCNY Junior & Scholarship Members Open House Exhibition — Salmagundi Club, New York NY
2013    Swain Gallery Annual Miniature Show — Swain’s Gallery, Plainfield NJ
2013    Salmagundi Junior/Scholarship Group Exhibition — Mehu Gallery, New York NY
2012    Swain Gallery Annual Miniature Show — Swain’s Gallery, Plainfield NJ
2012    American Artist Professional League’s Online Exhibition — Online, Link Here
2012    Salmagundi Jr. Scholar Member Fall Exhibition — Salmagundi Club, New York NY
2012    Salmagundi Jr. Scholar Member Special Summer Exhibition — Salmagundi Club, New York NY
2012    Perceptions of Reality — duCret School of Art, Plainfield NJ
2012    duCret 85th Anniversary Alumni-Faculty-Board Show — duCret School of Art, Plainfield NJ
2012    Salmagundi Jr. Scholar Member Group Show — Salmagundi Club, New York NY
2011    Capturing Realism 2011 — Misericordia University, The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Dallas PA
2011    Swain Gallery Annual Miniature Show — Swain’s Gallery, Plainfield NJ
2011    Visions of Wilson Hall, Group Show — Monmouth University, The Icehouse Gallery, Long Branch NJ
2010    Salmagundi Jr. Scholar Member Group Show — Salmagundi Club, New York NY
2009    Swain Gallery Annual Miniature Show — Swain’s Gallery, Plainfield NJ
2008    Swain Gallery Annual Miniature Show — Swain’s Gallery, Plainfield NJ
2008    Two Person Show — Swain Galleries, Plainfield NJ
2007    Swain Gallery Annual Miniature Show — Swain’s Gallery, Plainfield NJ
2007    Lineage, Academy duCret Group Show — The Ryland Inn, Whitehouse Station NJ
2007    Academy duCret Group Show — Furman Fink Gallery, Plainfield NJ
2006    Fine Arts Show — duCret School of Art, Plainfield NJ
2006    Group Show — Studio 7, Bedminster NJ
2006    Academy duCret Group Show — Furman Fink Gallery, Plainfield NJ
2005    Fine Arts Show — duCret School of Art, Plainfield NJ
2004    The American Artists Professional League Grand National Exhibition — Salmagundi Club, New York NY
2004    Fine Arts Show — duCret School of Art, Plainfield NJ
2001    Student Works at the Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge NJ

Awards & Honors

2013      The Artist Magazine 30th Annual Art Competition, Finalist
2012      American Artist Professional League’s Online Exhibition, John Collins Memorial Award — Online Exhibition
2012      Salmagundi Jr. Scholar Member Special Summer Exhibition, SCNY 2nd Prize — Salmagundi Club, New York NY
2012      Junior & Scholarship Members’ Exhibition, Presidents Award — The Salmagundi Club, NY
2006     Scholarship Membership — The Salmagundi Club, NY
2006     Walter Swain Memorial Award — duCret School of Art: Fine Arts Show, Plainfield NJ
2005     1st Place; Oil & Acrylics – Figurative — duCret School of Art: Fine Arts Show, Plainfield NJ
2005     Monitor Scholarship — Academy duCret, Plainfield NJ
2005     Walter Swain Memorial Award — duCret School of Art: Fine Arts Show, Plainfield NJ
2005     1st Place; Oil & Acrylics – Non-Figurative — duCret School of Art: Fine Arts Show, Plainfield NJ
2005     2nd Place; Oil & Acrylics – Figurative — duCret School of Art: Fine Arts Show, Plainfield NJ
2005     2nd Place; Oil & Acrylics – 3 dimensional — duCret School of Art: Fine Arts Show, Plainfield NJ
2005     The Mary White Barrie Award — The National Society of Arts and Letters, NJ Chapter
2004     Honorable Mention – Oil & Acrylics — duCret School of Art: Fine Arts Show, Plainfield NJ
2004     American Artist Fund Scholarship Award — The American Artists Professional League
2001     Woodbridge Township Mayors Citation — Student Works at the Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge NJ

Experience

Private Instructor, New Jersey (2013 to Present)
Monitor, “Salmagundi — Mentoring with the Masters” (May 14, 2013)
duCret School of Art, Instructor, Plainfield, NJ (September 2008 to Present)
Academy duCret, Teachers Assistant to Timothy Jahn, Plainfield, NJ (September 2005 to June 2007)
The Catholic Spirit, Graphic Designer, Piscataway, NJ (June 2007 to August 2011)
The Monitor, Graphic Designer (Trenton, NJ via remote access – January 2010 to Present)
Alan Wofsy Fine Art, Photoshop Image Retoucher (San Francisco, CA via remote access – February 2010 to September 2010)
Academy duCret, Marketing Campaign Designer (Plainfield, NJ – January 2005 to 2007)
Utrecht Art Supplies, Marketing Assistant (Cranbury, NJ – June to September 2005)

Demonstrations

2012    Salmagundi Club Draw-A-Thon, Portrait Demonstration.

Galleries, Clubs and Memberships

Swains Gallery, Plainfield, NJ — Showing Artist
Salmagundi Club, New York, NY — Junior Scholarship Member, Marketing Committee

 


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