Carolyn Monastra’s photography draws from fairy tales, myths, the fragmentary space of dreams, and her personal experiences with the environment to discover and create mystery in the realm of the natural world. She received her B.A from Fordham University and her M.F.A from Yale University School of Art.
Her work has been exhibited throughout the US including: Susan Eley Fine Art, Windows Gallery, Art Basel, Galerie MC, Emily Davis Gallery, and Artspace. Her work has also been exhibited in Japan, China, Ireland, and Switzerland.
Monastra has received awards and grants from the: Puffin Foundation, Skaftfell Cultural Center, Adirondack Art Fund, The Cultural Affairs Commission, and Rotunda Gallery. Her work has been collected by The Margulies Collection, Time Warner, Johnson & Johnson Corporate Art Collection, and Yale University. Her work is also in private collections in Sydney, London, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, and Seattle.
She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.