Monica Tap

Associate Professor College of Arts School of Fine Art and Music Guelph, Ontario mtap@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 56275

Bio/Research

Monica Tap is the area coordinator for painting. She is an artist whose many activities involve investigating questions of representation and the historical predicament of painting. Her practice opens up a space between landscape and abstraction, and navigates the terrain between drawing and pain...

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Bio/Research

Monica Tap is the area coordinator for painting. She is an artist whose many activities involve investigating questions of representation and the historical predicament of painting. Her practice opens up a space between landscape and abstraction, and navigates the terrain between drawing and painting and, most recently, between painting and video. Over the past ten years, her lush, calligraphic and painterly canvases, which are conceptual and systematic investigations into the codes of pictorial illusionism and perception, have been widely exhibited in Canada as well as in London, England; Edinburgh, Scotland; and New York. She previously taught at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She is the recipient of many grants and awards, most recently from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for her project, Translation as a Strategy of Renewal in Painting. In 2002 she curated hungry eyes: recent abstract painting in New York and Toronto for the Dalhousie Art Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Tap's work is represented in private, corporate and public collections in Canada and the U.S. Tap's work is represented by the Wynick/Tuck Gallery in Toronto and the Douglas Udell Gallery in Edmonton and Vancouver.

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