Monique’s work is based in Minimalism, the language of form and male- centred narratives. Through embracing a form of mangled baroque-ness she seeks to depart from the seamlessness of minimalism, bringing a benign violation to its established legacies of power. The starting point for her work is the store bought cardboard box, to which she seeks to bring constructive and destructive processes into dialogue. She constructs the work then subsequently collapses the work, using the weight of her body, an action that is at once playful, cathartic or aggressive. Monique received her MFA (First Class Hons) from Whitecliffe School of Art & Design and exhibits widely in New Zealand and overseas, including Australia and the USA. She has participated in artist residencies in Bangkok and Houston.