"The understanding of reality varies from person to person based on
the perception of their own reality, inner feelings, and outside influences. This triple combination often leads individuals to form conclusions that are in conflict with his or her surroundings. As
a woman, I am fascinated by the feminine world and how women deal with this emotional and intellectual collision. I have started to question why our emotional and rational perceptions of our female
body or role often dramatically different from the spectator. This contradiction and discovering a meeting point between all the related variables (if it exists at all!) has become my
Monika was born in the Czech Republic. She received her BFA degree with an emphasis on Painting from the Department of Art,
Design, and Art History in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Webster University in St. Louis MO (USA). She lived and worked in the Czech Republic, Lebanon, Slovakia, and Austria. Currently, her
life is settled in St. Louis, MO (USA).
Monika has become a member of The Federal Association of Austrian Artists (IG Bildende Kunst) in Austria.