Interview with Monica Canilao

In the heart of Oakland, California, Monica Canilao spends her days stitching, painting, printing, and breathing life into the refuse that dominates our time and place. Moving across media, sometimes with friends and sometimes alone, Canilao makes a delicate visual record of the personal and communal. She received a BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts and has shown in galleries, community spaces, abandoned places and … worldwide. 

Canilao's work is a "handmade vision of our history and current human state".-Juxtapoz Magazine

Collaborations in secret spaces, Tunisia. Monica Cnailao and Swoon

Collaborations in secret spaces, Tunisia. Monica Cnailao and Swoon

Birdzzzz pretending to be plantzzzz. Print with Chicago Art Alliance. Monica Canilao

Birdzzzz pretending to be plantzzzz. Print with Chicago Art Alliance. Monica Canilao

Artemis. Monica Canilao. Image via Subliminal Projects

Artemis. Monica Canilao. Image via Subliminal Projects