hello

I’m Monica mcgarry. A multi-disciplinary artist, focused on:

collage, drawing, zines, video, installation, and social practice.

I am based in vancouver, british columbia, canada @ the old foundry building in strathcona. our studio is part of the eastside culture crawl.


solo shows & projects

Parking Lots of Kamloops, Kamloops, BC. (2018/2019) - Poster design and guerrilla poster campaign.  

Space / Place / Time. Kamloops Museum and Archives, Kamloops, BC. (2018) - Photo installation, mural, and accompanying zine.

Not quite sure about the glitter though. Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC. (2016) - Video and sculpture installation.

Drive Thru. Kamloops Museum and Archives, Kamloops, BC. (2016) - Video installation for Luminocity

Dolphin Tube, Barnacle Records, Kamloops, BC (2015) - Collage

Multiple Choice(s), Boulevard Roasting Co, Vancouver, BC. (2013) - Painting


Groups shows & projects

REpublic Artist Studios & Gallery, Kamloops BC (2018) - Co-founded and established artist studios and gallery space.

An Interrogation of Ignorance and Folly, Salmon Arm Arts Centre, BC. (2016) - Painting

TRU BFA Silent Art Auction, TRU Gallery, Kamloops, BC. (2016) - Collage

Live Stream: Optical Rendering, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC. (2016) - Collaborative camera obscura installation

Hops & Hounds, Red Collar Brewery, Kamloops, BC. (2015) - Painting

Phantasmagoria, TRU Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC (2015) - Painting

Arnica Member’s Show and Sale, Arnica Artist Run Centre, Kamloops, BC (2015) - Drawing

Kamloops Art Gallery Annual Auction, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC (2014) - Drawing

East Side Culture Crawl, The Old Foundry Building, Vancouver, BC. (2012) - Drawing

Drop It Like It’s Art, The Fall Tattooing and Artists Gallery, Vancouver, BC. (2012) - Drawing

RPM: The Lost Art of LP Covers, Deluge Gallery, Victoria, BC. (2012) - Mixed media

The Picnic, Rifflandia Festival, Victoria, BC. (2011) - Photography

RPM: The Lost Art of LP Covers, Deluge Gallery, Victoria, BC. (2011) - Mixed media

Flotsam and Jetsam, Upstairs Gallery, UVIC, Victoria, BC. (2010) - Installation

RPM: The Lost Art of LP Covers, Deluge Gallery, Victoria, BC. (2010) - Mixed media

Sa Koselig, Discovery Coffee, Victoria, BC. (2009) - Sculpture

Site UnScene, Slide Room Gallery, Victoria, BC. (2009) - Photography

RPM: The Lost Art of LP Covers, Deluge Gallery, Victoria, BC. (2009) - Mixed media


education

Bachelor of Education, UBC. (2012) - Concentration in visual art and drama. Practicum at Sir Charles Tupper Secondary, Vancouver, BC.

Bachelor of Fine Arts, UVIC. (2011) - Concentration in visual art and art education.  

Bachelor of Fine Arts, UVIC. (2004) - Major in theatre, minor in English.


employment

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC. (Current // 2012 - 2013) - School and Family Programs educator.

Kamloops School District #73 (2013 - 2019) - Teacher teaching on call.

Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC. (2015 - 2016) - Public Programs educator.

Crofton House School, Vancouver, BC. (2012 - 2013) - Teacher teaching on call.

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC. (2008 - 2011) - Event host and educator.