Monica Styles is a Canberra based photography and video artist. Her practice is concerned with the banal and the everyday, exploring the processes of using object as subject. Styles’ work attempts to understand the transition of something existing autonomously (with a context separate from a person) to becoming alive, the subject of an artwork, and a vessel to talk about someone’s identity.
Styles has recently completed her Honours in Visual Arts at The Australian National University, and was awarded the Peter and Lena Karmel Honours Scholarship in Visual Art. In 2017, Styles will be undertaking the EASS Country to Coast residency in regional and coastal NSW, and showing in Sydney and Canberra.”