MONA AGIA is a Canadian artist living in Montreal. She is a graduate of Marianopolis College, University of Montreal and Mc Gill University.
Her career in Sales and Marketing at Air Canada led her to travel extensively, discovering a whole range of cultures and different horizons.
She studied art at the Visual Arts Centre, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, E.N.C.O.R.E, with Magda Romero in Nerja, Spain.
She acquired a solid knowledge at the Visual Art Centre:
Workshop with Harold Klunder;
Sketching with Kay Aubanel;
Drawing and pastel with Georges Deligeorges;
Painting with Victoria Leblanc, Renée Duval, Ian Shattila, Robert Wiseman;
Watercolour with Elisabeth Galante;
Acrylic with Deanne Habib; and collage with Stella Pace
The courses she took dealt with the following topics:
Starting in Pastel, Gouache, Ink, and some Acrylic, she chose oil painting as a medium of creation. Her attraction towards painting landscapes and her love of colour greatly influenced her work. From there on, she was inspired by abstraction, which she expressed with vivid colours and shapes.
Her landscapes in oil were inspired by the Tuscan landscape in Italy, then she did figurative abstraction on her trips in Spain, France, Italy, Cambodia, Vietnam and many other countries.
She then explored abstraction and felt an attraction to that form of expression which allowed her to play with colours, shapes, textures and styles.
Degas said: ‘'Art is not a matter of what you see but what you make other people see’’
Mona’s exhibits in solo, duo and group shows has helped her to grow in her art, style and expression of colours, textures and shapes.
Her works have been exhibited at the McClure Gallery and Victoria Hall Gallery in Westmount, at Marianopolis College, Musée des Maîtres et Artisans du Québec, Ogilvy art space, Arundel, Liv’Art Gallery, Burlington (Vermont ) and Tampa ( Florida). She has equally participated as a donor, in exhibitions at different non-profit events.
What defines Mona is her spirit and energy which enhance her expression of colour, composition and character and develop her vision of the world with an inquisitive mind.
She also organizes painting trips to Europe, Asia and North America by sharing her passion for painting with other artists hence, renewing her art constantly.