Monique Catino started drawing from an early age. After moving to the Pacific Northwest, Monique worked for Wizards of the Coast, where she painted many Prototype Masters for Wizard’s miniatures business, had one of her artworks published, and contributed her skills as a frame designer. After that, she employed her skills free-lance, in working with other artists, and in teaching art at private elementary schools, junior high and high schools. Monique creates her own artwork in many media, including watercolor, oil pastel, pastel, acrylics, graphite, printmaking, and mosaics. She has also marketed a line of greeting cards using her artwork imagery. On a larger scale, Monique has worked as a muralist, and has years of experience as a mosaic fabricator, helping other artists translate their imagery into this demanding medium. Monique’s craftsmanship, passion, and attention to detail with the medium of mosaic can be seen in a number of state- and school-commissioned public artworks in the Pacific Northwest. Her art has also been displayed in galleries in the Pacific Northwest.

Commissions

2014 - Davenport Elementary/Middle School, Davenport, WA – 2 Mosaics
                 Designer: Kathleen Frugé-Brown
                 Fabricator: Monique Catino
2011 - Cathy Cline – “Swirl” mosaic
2010 - Hillside Student Community School, Bellevue, WA – “Unfurling Fern”
                 mosaic
                 Designer: Kathleen Frugé-Brown
                 Fabricator: Monique Catino
2006 - Rosehill Elementary School, Kirkland, WA - Mosaic
                 Designer and fabricator: Mauricio Robalino
                 Fabricators: Monique Catino, Melanie Foster
2005 - The Seabury School, Brownspoint, WA – Sea Life mural

Group Exhibitions - Juried

2017 - "Put a Bird on It" Exhibition, artEast, Issaquah, WA
2017 - "Pastel Perfect" Exhibition, The Lakeshore, Seattle, WA
2016 - "World of Pastels" Exhibition, Ida Culver House Broadview, Seattle, WA
2016 - "Community Wanderings" Exhibition, Blakely Hall, Issaquah, WA
2016 - “Hope” Exhibition, Summit Arts, Seattle, WA
2016 - “The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human” Exhibition, artEAST,
                  Issaquah, WA
2015 - “Presence” Exhibition, Summit Arts, Seattle, WA
2015 - “We Are” Exhibition, artEAST, Issaquah, WA
2015 - “Throw Open” Exhibition, University House Wallingford, WA
2015 - “Environmental Art” Exhibition, Ida Culver House Broadview, WA
2015 - “First Impressions” Exhibition, Aljoya Mercer Island, WA
2015 - “Capture the Moment” Exhibition, University House Issaquah, WA
2014 - “Waterworld” Exhibition, University House Wallingford, WA
2013 - “Turning Point” Exhibition, University House Wallingford, WA
2013 - “Surface Treatment” Exhibition, University House Issaquah, WA
2013 - “Touch!” Exhibition, artEAST, Issaquah, WA
2013 - “Game Changer” Exhibition, University House Issaquah, WA
2013 - “Head to Toe: Art of the Human Figure” Exhibition, University  
                  House Wallingford, WA
2012 - “Inside/Outside” Exhibition, University House Wallingford, WA
2010 - “Small Works, Big Presents: The Gift of Art”, White River Valley 
                  Museum, Auburn, WA

Group Exhibitions - Not Juried

2014 - “Treasures in Miniature”, Mercer Island Visual Arts League, Mercer Island,
                  WA
2014 - Group show with Don Haggerty, Kathy Kimball, Stephanie Lindsay, Gallery
                 4500, Seattle, WA
2014 - “Selected Works” Exhibition, with Abbie Birmingham and Lindsay, Gallery
                  4500, Seattle, WA
2011 - Maple Valley Creative Arts Council, Maple Valley, WA
2010 - “A Pairing of Wine and Art” Auction, Maple Valley Creative Arts
                  Council, Maple Valley, WA
2009 - LA Frames, Renton, WA
1995 - Donna’s gallery, Union, WA

Published Work and Catalogs

2016 - "The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human", Issaquah, WA, page 17
2002 - Self-published a line of greeting cards using watercolor flowers imagery
1997 - “Splendid Genesis”, Magic the Gathering© trading card

Curatorial Experience

        2016 - Co-curator, with Anna Macrae of the "Anything Goes" exhibition,
                        Blakely Hall, Issaquah, WA
                        Guest Juror: Fred Lisaius
        2016 - Co-curator, with Anna Macrae of the "Community Wanderings" exhibition,
                        Blakely Hall, Issaquah, WA

Continued Learning

2014 - Introduction to Welding, Greg Bartol
2012 - Printmaking, Joan Mamelok
2012 - Collage Workshop, Larry Calkins
2012 - "Painting the Fire Within", Gail Baker
2008 - Figure Sculpting, Michael Magrath, Gage Academy