Monique Motiff (Louisville, Kentucky) studied painting and photography
at The Art Academy of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Her rich, moody landscapes are executed using a combination of oil, tar
and many layers of beeswax, a technique she has developed and perfected
over many years.
Spending time in Chicago, Illinois, after college, Motiff absorbed exciting new
trends and techniques in mixing media. Her travels between Chicago and
Louisville in those years inspired her to not just copy the scenery she saw
along the highway but to transmit her feeling of the landscape in the context
of home versus future, and to imbue the skyscapes with literal and figurative
texture and depth.
Motiff’s work has been represented in: St. Louis, Missouri; Chicago, Illinois;
Cincinnati, Ohio; Louisville, Kentucky.
1991 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2019 Art Sanctuary - Louisville, KY
2016 Evolving Gallery - Louisville, KY
2015 Hyland Glass - Louisville, KY
2014 Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft Shop - Louisville, KY
2011 “As above, so below” Swanson Contemporary Art - Louisville, KY
2010 Art 227- Louisville, KY
2009 ExVoto Gallery - Louisville, KY
2008 Vonfire Gallery - Glassworks, Louisville, KY
2007 Xen Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2006 “Saturate” - Group show - A Ground Floor Production, Louisville, KY
2006 “Inhale” - Group show - A Ground Floor Production, Louisville, KY
2004 “Skyscapes II” - Swanson Reed Contemporary, Louisville, KY
2004 “Skyscapes” - Xen Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2002 “A View from the Treetops” - Curve, Louisville, KY
2001 “Works by Monique Motiff” - Swanson Cralle Gallery, Louisville, KY
2001 “Ohio River Valley Landscapes”-Group show-YWCA Women’s Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2000 “Monique Motiff / Marco Logdson”-Swanson Cralle Gallery, East Market, Louisville, KY
1999 Art in Embassies Program, Joseph Sullivan, United States Ambassador to Angola.
1999 “New Artists / New Work” - Swanson Cralle Gallery, Louisville, KY
1996 “Light and Fluffy” - Solo show - Cornelia Arts Building, Chicago, IL
1995 Group show - R.A. Gallery, Chicago, IL
1995 “Studio Works” - Cornelia Arts Building, Chicago, IL
1992 Group show - Studio Frame Shop, Cincinnati, OH
1992 Group show - Arts Consortium, Cincinnati, OH
1991 “Women First” - Chidlaw Gallery, Cincinnati, OH