Monika Plioplyte is a multi-disciplinary artist merging printmaking, sculpture, performance, and photography. Born in Kaunas, Lithuania, Plioplyte grew up in Boston, MA. She holds a BFA in Printmaking from Massachusetts College of Art and Design (‘12) and an MFA in Print Media from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (‘19). She is a recipient of a number of awards and fellowships including the Genevieve McMillan-Reba Stewart Travel Award for printmakers, Blanche E. Colman Award, Professional Development Track Grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, John W. Kurtich Foundation Travel Grant, Bridge Fellowship at Hyde Park Art Center, and Studios at MASS MoCa Residency. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Plioplyte currently lives and works in Chicago, IL where serves as a co-director and curator at Parlour and Ramp gallery.