© 2020 Monica Lynn Manoski photos courtesy Ashley L. Wood, Suje Garcia, Linda Pagani, Samara Pearlstein



Monica Lynn Manoski is an artist, community organizer, Reiki practitioner, and poet. Her work is informed by the study of racial equity principles and alternative medicine practices. She earned a B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting from Arizona State University in 2010, an M.F.A. in Studio Art from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) in 2013, and an M.S.Ed. from Dominican University in 2016. She has spent her career working as an educator and fundraiser for non-profit organizations, including Teach For America in Chicago and SMFA at Tufts in Boston. Monica sees her work, life, and art practice as one in the same.