Monica Flynn is a visual artist and writer based in Dublin. She often adopts an engaged approach to research, employing interviews and other consultative methods to involve others in answering questions. She is interested in the slippage between so-called ‘common’ and expert knowledge where vernacular narratives interact with or contradict those of history, science and the media. She works in a variety of media including collaborative text and installation.
Monica has an MA Visual Arts Practices from IADT 2007. In 2007 she co-founded The Market Studios with curators Claire Behan and Deirdre Morrissey where she continues as a board member.
Recent group shows include: The Author of Unusual Papers (2011) The LAB Gallery; NamaRama, The Market Studios (2011) curated by Claire Behan, Deirdre Morrissey & Sally O’Brien; Nativity, The Market Studios (2009); 3 Days “Left” in 1 Room, exhibition of MAVis alumni, Studio 6, TBGS, Dublin (2008), curated by Cleo Fagan, Caroline Cowley & Claire Behan; Our Shared Existence at Ard Bia Gallery, Galway ( 2007) curated by Cleo Fagan and The Salon Show at the Original Print Gallery, Dublin (2007).
She occasionally writes responses to other artists’ works and has contributed to Circa Online and The Visual Artists News Sheet. Monica also works as Education Officer with Visual Artists Ireland. www.monicaflynn.com