Monica Kane

Monica Kane

Monica Kane’s work as a sculptor speaks to us through elements of the natural and manmade world. Born in Brooklyn, Kane’s first solo exhibition combined her work in ceramics with her delicate drawing skills. In her show Fish Worship, she created slip cast fish, and displayed both plaster mold and its cast, explicating both art and process. Sensual and visually tactile, her work whether in two or three dimensions, contains references to internal and external experience, both historical and psychological. Kane works with metals, wood, stone, found objects, paper, ink, charcoal and graphite. Her pieces range in size from intimate to large site-specific installations. 

Kane holds her B.F.A. from Pratt Institute with further studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of the Arts. Her work has been displayed in solo and group shows in New York City, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Brussels, Belgium. She has exhibited work with Seraphin Gallery, The Rosenbach Museum and The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia as well as A.I.R. Gallery in New York City. Her work is in the collections of the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Newark Public Library and the Oberlin College Clarence Ward Art Library.

Monica Kane - Vessel


Vessel, 2015
Limestone, wood
82" x 35" x 15"

We journey in our minds and in reality with stories of migration. Such moves are often made out of necessity, for safety and refuge, for one person or entire populations. Combined with the tragedy and loss of home and foundation, they are also aspirational, revelatory and filled with hope for the future. This piece weaves together fact and mythology in an attempt to reflect our consciousness, experience and history.

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