Monika Plioplyte Monika Plioplyte

Born in Kaunas, Lithuania
Lives and works in Chicago, Illinois


2019     MFA / Print Media The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2012     BFA / Printmaking Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA


   (forthcoming) How-to instructions you can trust, solo exhibition, Boundary Space, Chicago, IL 
             Gravity of the Unsubstantiated (Curated by Alex Stark), two-person exhibition with Michelle Grabner, Rare Visions, 
             Boulder, CO 


2021     (forthcoming) TBA, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL 
             (forthcoming) TBA, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL 
             (forthcoming) Wonder Women Now (Curated by Anne Plaisance), Boston, MA 
             Same, But Different (Curated by Lauren Pacheco), Savannah Gallery for Contemporary Art,
             Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN
             Painting (Curated by Lavaughan Jenkins), Musa Collective, Boston, MA 
             MassArt Auction, Massachusetts. College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
2020     Portraits: Identity and Expression, Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
             Continuous Span, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
2019     Mini Art Video Fest 2019, Dual Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
             MFA SAIC Shows 2019, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
             Voices Embodied (Curated by Alex Stark), Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
             Our Intimates, The LeRoy Neiman Center, SAIC, Chicago, IL
2018     The Dust of the World, Washed by Droplets of Dew, Hiketa, Japan
             Baltic Centennial 2018, Copley Place, Boston, MA
             GIFC, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
2017     Collage (Curated by David Guerra), AREA Gallery, Boston, MA
             Stand Up (Curated by Silvi Naci), Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA
2016     No Heads, Colo Colo Gallery, New Bedford, MA
             Oh Sheet! Works on Paper (Curated by Olivia Ives-Flores), The Beehive, Boston, MA
             The 2nd annual Fay Chandler Emerging Artist Exhibition, Boston City Hall, Boston, MA
             Never Nothing, Outpost 186 Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2015     80th Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
2014     The Introduction, Student Life Gallery, MassArt, Boston, MA
             Fresh Meat, Piano Craft Gallery, Boston, MA
             Proof of Purchase, Samson Gallery, Boston, MA
2013     Shifting Landscapes, Arts League of Lowell Gallery, Lowell, MA
2012     MassArt, McGuire Gallery, Provincetown, MA
             Hung Up, NK Gallery, Boston, MA
             Artist Proofs, The Hallway Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA
             Print Show, McGladrey Gallery, Boston, MA
             The Metaphorical Body, Rubin-Frankel Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA
             23rd Annual MassArt Auction, Bakalar and Paine Galleries, MassArt, Boston, MA
2011     Boston Printmakers: North American Print Biennial (Juried by Jim Dine), Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA


2020     Artist Relief Grant
2019     Professional Development Track Grant, Illinois Arts Council Agency, IL
2018     Salon 2018 Publication Fellowship
             Lithuanian Foundation Scholarship
             Daniel D Van Degrift Scholarship, SAIC, Chicago, IL
2017     John W. Kurtich Foundation Travel Grant
             Lithuanian Foundation Scholarship
             Incentive Scholarship, SAIC, Chicago, IL
2016     The Blanche E. Colman Award
2012     Genevieve McMillan – Reba Stewart Traveling Fellowship
             2D Award for Excellence, MassArt, Boston, MA
             Morton Godine Fellowship
2011     Juror's’ Commendation Award, North American Print Biennial (Juried by Jim Dine), Danforth Museum of Art, MA
             Master Printmaker Award, MassArt, Boston, MA


2022     (forthcoming) Studios at MASS MoCA, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA 
2021     The Center Program, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL 
2020     Conversations in Practice Program, Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists' Residency, Saugatuck, MI
2019     Bridge Program, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL


Printmaking and Painting Departments at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA 
2019     Print Media Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


[EN]    Viral Ecologies, Issue #2, March, 2021
[EN]    Under The Bridge Magazine, Printmaking issue, January, 2021
[EN]    60wrd/Min COVID Edition: Alex Chitty, Monika Plioplyte, Barbara Diener, Dasul Kim. by Lori Waxman, Newcity Art, 19 Nov. 2020
[EN]    Monika Plioplyte by Lori Waxman, 60 WRD/MIN ART CRITIC, 9 Nov. 2020
[LT]     Ieskokime, tobulekime ir nenustokime augti, by Loreta Stephens. “Draugas” Lithuanian Worldwide Newspaper. Dec.19, 2019
[EN]    2019 Exhibition Catalog, Department of Print Media SAIC, December, 2019
[EN]    Peripheral Vision Press, Salon 2018, Issue #9, August, 2018
[EN]    SPOTLIGHT Magazine, Issue #7, June, 2018
[EN]    Here to create: Iron Wolf Press by Courtney Moy. Big, Red and Shiny blog. April 5, 2016
[EN]    Fresh Meat: passion for creative output fuels new printshop by Susanna Jackson, Boston Dig. September 27, 2014
[LT]     Lietuves dailininkes mene - savu simboliu sistema, by Loreta Stephens. “Draugas” Lithuanian Worldwide Newspaper. Aug.18, 2014