chashama 300 Gallery - The Light of the Trees

Added on by Monica Song.

I love reading – and the extraordinary way in which books can transport me to another world is what inspires my artwork. I paint what I feel as I’m reading these stories; and I want to share the beautiful lands that I’ve imagined with my viewers.


My paintings are rooted in the symbolism, landscapes, and magic of Fairy Tale literature. My newest series, The Light of the Trees, is inspired by the Brothers Grimm, Disney’s Pocahontas, and JRR Tolkien’s Silmarillion. Tolkien’s poetic description of light and shadow in Valinor and Middle Earth, alongside motifs of sexuality and personal transformation found in so many Grimm stories are themes I am investigating with my current work. The shift in color and light throughout the birch tree forests represent the transition from newness and innocence to maturity, love, and even darkness. 

2014 Openings!

Added on by Monica Song.

It has been a very busy and amazing fall! I had a solo show at The Celebration of Whimsy, became a RAW Artist showcasing at Brooklyn SCOPE, participated in Gowanus Open Studios, and exhibited at Blackburn 20|20 Gallery during EFA Open Studios! It has been so  much fun, here are some photos from the events. 


RAW: Brooklyn Presents SCOPE

Added on by Monica Song.

I am thrilled to be part of this exhibition, see below for details!

I am delighted to announce that I will be debuting my recent life-sized Shark and Mermaid paintings on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar  - 165 Banker Street. Click here for a MAP. The exhibition is full of MAGIC from 7pm-Midnight.

This one night extravaganza will include an art gallery, performing artists, musical performances, film screenings, and a fashion show! There will also be arcade games, food trucks, and a beer garden (CASH ONLY so plan accordingly). 

Please click HERE to purchase a ($15) ticket by September 18th and be sure that you are choosing to support me!  I hope to see you there; it is going to be amazing!