Monica DiGiovanni studied painting and drawing at the Pacific Northwest College of art before transferring to the Massachusetts College of Art. There she graduated in 1999 with a BFA in the Studio for Interrelated Media with a focus on creative movement and the human body as medium as well a variety of other multi-media disciplines. Between 2012-2013 she spent four months in artist’s residency at Welcome Hill Studios in West Chester, NH.
She was selected by the Vermont Studio Center in 2020 for the Vermont Week residency which was sadly cancelled because of the pandemic. Also through the Vermont Studio Center she participated in the Artist’s Imperative online series earlier in 2021. In addition to participating in the Montpelier Art’s Walk many times, in 2020 she was one of 60+ Vermont artists who created work specially for The Sheltering In Place Project curated by Hasso Ewing and hosted by the Highland Center For The Arts.
In June 2019 Monica became a formal student in the Soto Zen order of her teacher, Rev. Gretchen Taihaku Seiren Priest, abbot of Shao Shan Temple, Woodbury, VT.
She currently lives and works out of her apartment studio in Montpelier, VT. In addition to being an artist she loves her role as a yoga and meditation teacher.