Monika Plioplyte Monika Plioplyte

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plioplyte.monika@gmail.com
B. 1989 Kaunas, Lithuania
Lives and works in Chicago, Illinois


EDUCATION

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


SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2024 
(forthcoming) You Are a Circle Expanding (Part II),solo, Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
2024 I for Nested Pattern, Department of Regional Studies–Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2024 You Are a Circle Expanding, solo, No Call No Show, Boston, MA
2022 See, Shade, Shape, solo, Fine Arts Center Gallery, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
2021 
Opening of the Knot, solo, Boundary Space, Chicago, IL 
2021 Gravity of the Unsubstantiated, two-person exhibition with Michelle Grabner, Rare Visions, Boulder, CO


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024 Collage Culture, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL
2024 beLONGING: Lithuanian Artists in Chicago 1900 to Now, Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, Chicago, IL
2024 Anne Wilson: Errant Behaviors and the MAD Drawing Room, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
2023 The Remaining, Mourn..., Northern Illinois Art Museum, DeKalb, IL
2022 Home Grown, Unpacked Mobile Gallery, MDW Fair, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL
2022 Justify My Love, Oh!klahomo, MDF Fair, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL
2022 Heaven Gallery Benefit, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
2022 Abstract Acres, Fennville, MI
2022 Impact: Artists in Support of Refugees from Ukraine, Artsy.com x Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, online
2021 Dream, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
2021 Same, But Different, IUNorthwest School of the Arts, Gary, IN
2021 Painting, Musa Collective, online exhibition
2021 Visual Notebook, Viral Ecologies No.2, digital publication
2021 MassArt Auction, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
2020 Portraits, Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
2020 Continuous Span, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
2019 MFA SAIC Shows 2019, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
2019 Voices Embodied, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
2019 Our Intimates, The LeRoy Neiman Center, SAIC, Chicago, IL
2018 The Dust of the World Washed by the Droplets of Dew, organized by SAIC and Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai), Sanshu-Idutsuyashiki, Hiketa, Higashikagawa, Japan
2017 Collage, AREA Gallery, Boston, MA
2017 Stand Up, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA
2016 No Heads, Colo Colo Gallery, New Bedford, MA
2016 The 2nd annual Fay Chandler Emerging Artist Exhibition, Boston City Hall, Boston, MA
2016 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
2014 Fresh Meat, Piano Craft Gallery, Boston, MA


AWARDS, GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS

2023 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Johnson, VT
2023 
Harris Barron Fellowship for Haystack, MassArt Alumni Relations, Boston, MA
2022 DCASE Individual Artists Program Grant, Chicago, IL
2020 Artist Relief Grant, United States Artists Org. 
2019 Professional Development Track Grant, Illinois Arts Council, IL
2018 SAIC x Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai) Travel Scholarship ( travel to Japan)
2018 Lithuanian Foundation Scholarship
2018 Daniel D Van Degrift Scholarship, SAIC, Chicago, IL
2017 John W. Kurtich Foundation Travel Grant, SAIC, Chicago, IL (travel to India)
2017 Incentive Scholarship, SAIC, Chicago, IL
2017 Lithuanian Foundation Scholarship
2016 The Blanche E. Colman Award, Boston, MA
2012 Genevieve McMillan – Reba Stewart Travel Fellowship, MassArt, Boston, MA (travel to Lithuania)
2012 Morton Godine Fellowship, MassArt, Boston, MA
2011 Juror's’ Commendation Award, North American Print Biennial (Juried by Jim Dine), Danforth Museum of Art, MA


RESIDENCIES

2024 Visiting Artist, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
2023 Vermont Studio Center, Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Johnson, VT
2023 Haystack, Harris Barron Fellowship, Deer Isle, ME
2022 Studios at MASS MoCA, supported by Professional Development Track Grant from Illinois Arts Council
2021 The Center Program, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL 
2020 Conversations in Practice Program, Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI
2019 Bridge Program, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL


ARTIST TALKS & PANELS

2024
(forthcoming) Art Now! Lecture Series Speaker, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
2024
Panel Conversation with Collage Culture artists, moderated by Lisa Wainwright, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL
2024
Professional Practice Workshop, Bangkok University, Bangkok, Thailand 
2024 
Harris Barron Fellowship, Juror, MassArt, Boston, MA
2023 
Alice Shaddle conversation at the HPAC, panel discussion, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
2023 Artist Talk, Printmaking and Painting Department, MassArt, Boston, MA 
2023 
Artist Talk, Print Media Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2023 Artist Talk, Department of Arts Administration, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2022 
Artist Talk, Fine Arts Center Gallery, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
2022 Professional Practices, panel discussion, Printmaking and Painting Departments, MassArt, Boston, MA
2021 Genevieve McMillan – Reba Stewart Traveling Fellowship, Juror, MassArt, Boston, MA
2021 Professional Practices, panel discussion, Printmaking and Painting Department, MassArt, Boston, MA
2020 
Artist Talk, Printmaking and Painting Department, MassArt, Boston, MA 
2019 Artist Talk, Print Media Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


SELECTED TEXT/ PRESS/ MEDIA

[EN] New Gallery No Call No Show Gives Artists a Space to Test-Run Big Ideas, by Emma Breitman, Boston Art Review, May 21st, 2024
[EN] Monika Plioplyte Cyclic Pagan Patterns and Universes, by Michael Costello, COMP Magazine, Dec. 21st 2022
[EN] Top 10 for Visual Art in Chicago: Big shows, big messages in the first months of 2022, by Lori Waxman, Chicago Tribune, Jan. 6th 2022
[EN] Hyde Park Art Exhibit Examines How to Build a Better World, NBC 5 Chicago, Dec. 15th 2021
[EN] Hyde Park Art Center presents biennial exhibition ‘Dream,’ part of Center Program, by Raymond Ward, The Chicago Crusader, Dec. 9th 2021
[EN] Visual Notebook, Viral Ecologies, Issue No. 2, Mar. 2021
[EN] Under The Bridge Magazine, Printmaking issue, Jan. 2021
[EN] 60wrd/Min COVID Edition: Alex Chitty, Monika Plioplyte, Barbara Diener, Dasul Kim. by Lori Waxman, Newcity Art, Nov. 19th 2020
[EN] Monika Plioplyte by Lori Waxman, 60 WRD/MIN ART CRITIC, Nov. 9th 2020
[LT] Ieskokime, tobulekime ir nenustokime augti, by Loreta Stephens. “Draugas” Lithuanian Worldwide Newspaper. Dec. 19th 2019
[EN] 2019 Exhibition Catalog, Department of Print Media SAIC, Dec. 2019
[EN] SPOTLIGHT Magazine, Issue #7, June 2018
[EN] Here to create: Iron Wolf Press by Courtney Moy. Big, Red and Shiny blog. April 5th, 2016
[EN] Fresh Meat: passion for creative output fuels new printshop by Susanna Jackson, Boston Dig. Sep. 27th, 2014
[LT] Lietuves dailininkes mene - savu simboliu sistema, by Loreta Stephens. “Draugas” Lithuanian Worldwide. Newspaper. Aug.18th, 2014