STATEMENT: "I have always been profoundly interested in the unseen aspects of life, reading about metaphysics, meditating, becoming fascinated by how abstract art expresses what can't be understood by the eyes and mind yet can be clearly felt. I am attracted to spheres because they are nature's most efficient shape (requiring the least amount of structure to enclose the greatest possible volume) - their elegance conjuring entities as massive as planets all the way down to the shape of sub-atomic particles, encompassing the notion of completion, universal truth and wholeness."
BIOGRAPHY: Born in Switzerland, Monika Steiner currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area where she received her BFA degree from Sonoma State University in 2005. Since then she has had 20 solo shows and over 30 group exhibitions in the US and abroad, including Confluence in the Bank of America Building in San Francisco, an exhibition at the Janine Bean gallery in Berlin, Aether at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art in California, and a solo exhibit in the Museum of Boenigen, Switzerland. She has lectured at Stanford University's TEDx conference as well as Sonoma State University and in 2010 she held an artist residency in Greece. Her work is also part of a dozen notable collections such as the Trump and Marriot Hotels and the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art.