Born in New York NY
Lives and works in East Hampton NY

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND INSTALLATIONS

2017 Butterfly Pie, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Sag Harbor NY

2013 Tea and Sympathy, installation, Ille Arts, Amagansett NY

2012-2013 Cloud Garden, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack,NY

2010-2016 Faces, installation in the Catherine Konner Sculpture Park, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY

2010 Adaptive Reuse, installation in the AIA New York Center for Architecture, New York NY

2008-2009 Configurations, installation in the offices and studios of C+G Partners, New York NY

2007-2008 Unsung Heroes of the Holiday Season, installation, The Carriage House, Islip Art Museum, East Islip NY

2007 Sketchbook: Painted Steel Drawings, 1997-2007, Gallery Merz, Sag Harbor NY

2006  Collection Insights: Dogs, Islip Art Museum, East Islip NY
          Ticket, WLIW Public Television

2001 Steel Puppies, Lizan Tops Gallery, East Hampton NY

1999 New Steel Works, Lizan Tops Gallery, East Hampton NY

1993 -2000 Faces, Eureka Joe Coffee House, New York NY

1991 Wireworks, University Museum for Contemporary Arts, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

1990 Holiday Party, American Craft Museum, New York NY

1989  Frozen Curtains, Barneys New York, New York NY

DUAL EXHIBITIONS

2016 Little Deaths, with Christian Little, Spring Break Art Fair, James A. Farley Post Office, NYC

2015 True Confections, with Christa Maiwald, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Watermill NY


PUBLIC WORKS (permanent except where noted)

2007 Sketches,Wall installation, Levine Children's Hospital, Charlotte NC 

2002 Louisa and Rusty, Percent-for-Art horse and dog sculptures at Hunts Point Youth Recreation Center, Bronx NY

1996-2009 Faces: Times Square,166 foot sculptural fence on traffic median between Seventh Ave. and Broadway, New York NY

1996 Carousel Horse,sculpture commissioned by Chermayeff and Geismar for the Binghamton Visitor Center of the Susquehanna Urban Cultural Park, Binghamton NY


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016-2017 Artists Choose Artists, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill NY, selected by Jorge Pardo

2016 Long Island Biennial, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington NY

2015-2016 Home Sweet Home, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill NY

2015 Material Matters, Southampton Cultural Center, Southampton NY, curated by Arlene Bujese

2014 Long Island Biennial, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington NY
         Other Worlds, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich CT

2012-2013 Salon Show, Ille Arts, Amagansett NY

2012 Long Island Biennial, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington NY
         Postcards from the Edge, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack NY
         Springs Annual Invitational, East Hampton 
         NYLS2D, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Watermill NY

2009 Spectrum, Ross School Gallery, East Hampton, NY
         The Art of Collecting, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY

2008 Six Feet Under, White Box, New York NY
         Tria Summer Cocktail The Suchman-Bart-Metheny Gallery, New York NY
         Cool Moves, Children's Museum of the East End, Bridgehampton NY
         41st Annual Springs Invitational, East Hampton NY

2007 The Permanent Collection: Recent Aquisitions, Islip Art Museum, East Islip NY
         Go Figure! 2007 Sculpture Exhibit at The Fells, The Fells, John Jay National Wildlife Refuge,Newbury, New           Hampshire
         Gallery Artists Gallery Merz, Sag Harbor NY
         40th Annual Springs Invitational Exhibition, East Hampton NY
         Third Annual Artist & Celebrity Birdhouse Exhibit & Auction, Southampton NY

2006 Gallery Artists Gallery Merz, Sag Harbor NY
         39th Annual Springs Invitational Exhibition, East Hampton NY

2005 Gateway to Sculpture, The Fells, John Jay National Wildlife Refuge,Newbury, New Hampshire

1999-2004 Dealers’ Choice, Lizan Tops Gallery, East Hampton NY

1999 Juried Show, Smithtown Township Arts Council, Smithtown NY

1998 The Winter Show, Lizan Tops Gallery, East Hampton NY

1995 New Generation, Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton NY

1991 How Will We Live in 2001? Invitational exhibit, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

AWARDS

2016 Heckscher Museum L I Biennial, Award of Merit, for Hymn. Lori Bookstein, Seung Lee, Christina Mossaides Strassfield, jurors.

2015 Guild Hall Members Show, East Hampton, NY. Honorable Mention, awarded for Occasion. Marla Prather, curator in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC, judge.

2010 Guild Hall Members Show, East Hampton, NY. Best Sculpture Award for Punctuation. Benjamin Genocchio, Art Critic The New York Times, judge.

1996 The Art Commission of the City of NY, Award for Excellence in Design, for Faces: Times Square

SELECTED PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill NY
Islip Art Museum, East Islip NY
University Museum for Contemporary Arts, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
C + G Partners, NY NY 
Daura Gallery, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg Virginia



EDUCATION

Pratt Institute School of Professional Studies, Brooklyn NY, Metalworking
Domus Academy, Milan Italy. Industrial Design
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie NY. A.B. Philosophy

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2017
Rogers, Pat, Portfolio: Monica Banks & Stories in Porcelain, Hamptons Art Hub, August 23
Watson, Dawn, Student Art Highlighted in Parrish Art Museum Exhibit, Sag Harbor Express, January 26
Beckenstein, Joyce, When Artists Choose Artists, Brooklyn Rail, December 6
2016  
Beckenstein, Joyce, When Artists Choose Artists, Brooklyn Rail, December 6
Tyler, Sandra, Exhibition Review: Artists Choosing Artists, The Woven Tale Press, December 8
Parks, Steve, Ten Best New Art Exhibits To See, Newsday, September 8
Landes, Jennifer, Puzzling Over the Parrish's Permanent Collection, The East Hampton Star, January 14

2015 
Things To Do on Long Island, The New York Times, August 23
Landes, Jennifer, Material Matters, Lighting Too, East Hampton Star, October 29

2013 
Selz, Gabrielle, Art Review: Four Women and Twisted Domesticity, Hamptons Art Hub, June 19
Landes, Jennifer, Art Scene, The East Hampton Star, June 4

2012 
Landes, Jennifer, Monica Banks: Matters of Life and Death, The East Hampton Star, July 19
Wolberg Weiss, Marion, Annual Members Exhibit at Guild Hall, Dan's Hamptons, May 30
Events in WestchesterThe New York Times, October 20
Batson, Bill, Nyack Sketch Log, Rockland Center for the Arts, Nyack News and Views, September 18

2010
Ernst, Eric, Perspectives Southampton Press, Southampton NY, April 27 Wolberg Weiss, Marion, Art Commentary: Members Show at Guild Hall, Dan's Papers, East Hampton NY, April 30

2007
Mannix, Karyn, Ebb and Flow, The East Hampton Press, July 25
Pride, Mike, Go Figure, Concord Monitor, Concord NH, July 19
Goleas, Janet, Ebullient Art That Shouts Out Loud, The East Hampton Star, July 5

2006
Goleas, Janet, Collection Insights: Monica Banks, Dogs, Islip Museum exhibition essay
Long, Robert, The Essence Of Dogness, The East Hampton Star, March 2
On Record, Sculpture, July/August 2006

2005
CITY ART: NEW YORK’S PERCENT FOR ART PROGRAM, Marvin Heiferman, editor, forward by Adam Gopnick. Merrell Publishing
MARQUIS WHO’S WHO OF AMERICAN WOMEN
Sansegundo, Sheridan, The Art Scene, The East Hampton Star, June 2

2004
Long, Robert, Dogs, Mice, Cadillacs, and Scraps, The East Hampton Star, March 4

2003
Sansegundo, Sheridan, Bold Colors, Bolder Variety, The East Hampton Star, November 27
Slivka, Rose C.S.,From The Studio, The East Hampton Star, October 23

2000
Petkanas, Christopher, Encore Joe D’Urso, House Beautiful, November, pictures pages 200-203

1998
Braff, Phyllis, Art Review: The Winter Show, The New York Times Long Island Weekly Desk, Sunday March 8
Sansegundo, Sheridan, Opinion: A Miracle of Order, The East Hampton Star, March 19
Slivka, Rose C.S.,From The Studio, The East Hampton Star, March 26

1997
FACES: TIMES SQUARE/CREATING A SCULPTURE. Film Documentary, Victor Productions

1996
Vogel, Carol, Inside Art, The New York Times, May 25
Rowan, Victoria, The New Faces of 1996, Time Out New York, May 8-15
Southgate, Patsy, Monica Banks, Times Square Sculptor, The East Hampton Star, December 19
Tannenbaum, Abby, In Her Faces, (cover story) The Vassar Quarterly, Fall
Tannenbaum, Abby, New Faces in Times Square, Manhattan Plaza News, October

1995
Martin, Douglas, Public Art: A Fence with Faces to Grace Times Square, The New York Times, December 27
Weiss, Marion Wolberg, New Generation at Elaine Benson, Dan’s Papers, May 12

1991
Russell, Gloria, University Gallery Triples Viewers’ Satisfaction, Sunday Republican, Springfield MA, May 5
Watson, Bruce, Wire and a World of Wonders, Amherst Bulletin, Amherst MA, April 24

COMMUNITY WORKS

Lectures, Panel Discussions, Guest Critic, Judge:
Parsons School of Design, Islip Art Museum, Vassar College, Rhode Island School of Design, West Virginia Dept. of Culture and History, SUNY Southampton, AIA NY Center for Architecture
Workshops and Community Art Projects: Children's Museum of the East End, Jewish Center of the Hamptons, Guild Hall of East Hampton, The Ross School, Andy Warhol Foundation, Hunts Point Youth Recreation Center

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