Monica Fogg is an Artist, Creator, Teacher, Designer and Fabricator.
"I DO feel fortunate that I opened myself to teaching... And I have to admit it is a great fit. It inspires me!"
Monica teaches at the University of Minnesota in the College of Design. She has taught courses in watercolor, drawing, painting, illustration, color theory, design, visual presentation and art history for St. Paul College of Visual Arts, St. Cloud State University, St. Catherine University. Her teaching strength lies in reaching students at different levels and styles, and stimulating exploration of formal, technical and conceptual issues.
Recent courses at the University of Minnesota, College of Design include, among others:
Building Vision – a course in which students develop ways of seeing, using drawing methods to explore ideas and visual story-telling.
Impressionism in Paris and Southern France – a course in which Monica takes students to France where they investigate vision, creativity and history via exercises in drawing and watercolor.
Japanese Design and Aesthetics – a course in which Monica takes students to Japan, where they practice perception and creative processes, using various drawing methods to explore visualization, creativity and story-telling.
Monica designs, executes or manages residential or corporate client-based production projects.
Monica was Lead Scenic Artist for The Guthrie Theater.
As an artist, her work is informed and inspired by forms found in nature. Favorite media include watercolor, acrylic, woodcut, lithography and encaustic.
Her work has been exhibited in galleries and competitions in Alaska, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina, Texas - receiving numerous Awards of Excellence. It can be found in collections throughout the United States including: Alaska Continental Bank, Burlington Northern, First Bank System, General Mills, Honeywell, Prudential and many others.
Monica has served as Juror for Uptown Art Festival, Northstar Watercolor Society, Twin Cities Watercolor Society and more. She has demonstrated to American Institute of Architects, Lutheran Brotherhood, Adath Jeshurun, numerous Community Art Centers, and more.
She earned a B.A in Fine Arts from Principia College; M.A. in Painting at St. Cloud State University; M.F.A. in Visual Studies at Clemson University.
Her studio is in the Northrup King Building, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
(M.F.A. is the Terminal Degree in Fine Arts.)