Monika lives and works in New York. She is a member of the Society of American Graphic Artists and the Art League of Long Island. She has participated in many competitions and group shows, winning numerous awards, among them the 1st Prize for Abstraction in 2006 and 1st Prize for Mixed Media in 2007 at the National Academy School. She also received the Anna Hyatt Huntington Bronze Medal at the Catharine Lorrillard Wolfe Arts Club in 2008 for her graphic work and the Juror's Choice Award for Sculpture at the Art League of Long Island in 2010. In 2011 she was chosen as one of five emerging artists by the Print Club of New York. Monika studied with Kathy at the National Academy.