Feb 3: Monica Bill Hughes

  • Tuesday, February 3rd at 6:30pm
  • Opalka Gallery, Sage College of Albany, 140 New Scotland Ave.
  • FREE and open to the public
  • 2014-15 Artist Lecture Series

Visual artist Monica Bill Hughes kicks off the spring season of the 2014-15 Artist Lecture Series at Sage College of Albany, co-sponsored by Opalka Gallery and the Department of Art + Design.

Monica Bill Hughes is a visual artist who lives and works in Wynantskill, NY. Ms. Bill Hughes’ most recent body of work consists of acrylic paintings and drawings inhabited by hybrid female figures in patterned domestic spaces. Her work explores contradictory impulses, femininity, and subconscious desire. Monica Bill Hughes received her MFA at The State University of New York at Albany (2014) and her BFA, Magna cum Laude, from The College of St. Rose in Albany, NY (2007). Her work has been shown in The Perrella Gallery at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Richmond, Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Anderson Gallery, and at Collar Works Gallery in Troy, NY, among others.

Ms. Bill Hughes is the recipient of the Eric M. & S. Phillip Heiner Endowed Fellowship, The Hy Rosen Excellence in Painting and Drawing Award from the College of St. Rose (2007), as well as a Teaching Assistantship from the University at Albany. She has been featured as a spotlight artist on the 1 Op Collective blog (Newark, NJ) and in the Fence Select Exhibition, juried by Denise Markonish (Mass MoCA curator) at The Arts Center for the Capital Region, in Troy, NY. Most recently, she was the Artist in Residence at The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, VA (January 2015).