My art themes are about the unknown, the invisible or the unspoken. The interplay of shadow and light within the realm of the mysterious is what I enjoy exploring in watercolour and mixed media. If you would like to find me, look wherever there is a really good cup of coffee, a philosophical conversation on equity, or a gathering of witches.
Monica Bodirsky is an artist and illustrator who holds a bachelor's degree in design from OCAD University. A first generation Canadian, she has been an exhibiting fine artist and commercial artist for over thirty years with gallery shows in Toronto, Salem and New York. Her work tends towards melancholy and is haunting, and at times unsettling its exploration of identity, spirituality, and equity.
An activist she is engaged in community work and has participated on several boards and advisory councils. Both her art and writing appear in publications such as Cartomancer magazine, the Lonely Planet Travel Guide: Toronto, A Romani Women's Anthology: Spectrum of the Blue Water and various blogs and journals. In 2015 she was nominated for the BLG Faculty Award for Equity. She offers an international residency called Awakening, held annually at Toronto Island, teaches certification courses in Wise Women teachings and is sessional faculty at OCAD University. She resides in Toronto with her lifelong partner Allan.