About MoMo

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MoMo is considered one of New York’s early 80’s artists. She studied painting at the School of Visual Arts where she entered the New York art scene on the heels of Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, all of whom had a heavy influence on her abstract art. 

She is a painter and multimedia artist who's work continually expresses themes of the human subconscious, nature, spirituality and world events. 

Education

School of Visual Arts,

New York

Skills

Painter

Graphic Designer

Visual Artist

Drawings

Sketches

Multimedia

 

About

Q&A with MoMo

What are you doing now?


I create crypto art. I love it because the process has no limits, is purely free and is a perfect reflection of our present global technological paradigm shift. You can really mint any creative experience imaginable. It's very exciting. I'm an early 80’s, New York artist. I studied painting, photography and design at Sweet Briar College in Virginia and New York’s School of Visual Arts where I entered the New York art scene on the heels of Keith Haring and Jean-Michael Basquiat’s brute contemporary / abstract graffiti style explosion. Looking back, my heaviest influences were Nicholson, DeKooning, VanGogh, Warhol and O'keefe.




When did you first start painting?


I first started painting when I was three years old. I was diving deeply in finger paint while in pre-school and by 1st grade I was selected for a gifted & talented program called Art Start. I was immersed in demanding project work with the kind assistance of two art teachers who adapted their attention to my young age but did not minimize or dismiss my presence. They gave me a seat at the creative table of 11 & 12 year olds when I was 7. It was awkward but it was empowering. I have been a bodacious creative explorer ever since.

Most Memorable Moment:

I personally showed my early New York canvases in a personal & impromptu conference with Andy Warhol when I was 19. The energy in New York was palpable and exciting. Everything stimulated me. I was mostly taken by Andy's iconic, graphic, extreme close up style and I began to see the world through that lense, A lense where an object of seemingly little importance or beauty demands further scrutiny. I began studying every little thing, and suddenly the whole world was beautiful to me simply because of its shape and form.

Portraits of people or inanimate objects started to carry the same weight for me. Now, later in my career I can see and understand the poetry of it. I didn't understand it back then, I just felt it and was compelled by it. These impressions of everyday life are like symbols on a map and they are benchmarks and visual data that help us to remember a moment in time that is precious and launched into eternity.




What is your creative style?


I write my own creative rules and investigate my inner intuitive & creative worlds as a way to interpret the world I live in, navigate where I'm going and investigate where I came from. I am a fragmented and excursionary abstract expressionist which in my book is a passport to pure freedom of thought, experience and expression. My practice evolves, influences, and generates new modalities in cyclic fractals. I spend energy investigating my subject matter, testing and refining my process and listening to what the work wants me to let it become. It's kind of like Calgon...it takes me away and invites my back to journey in rhythmic cycles. In the warmer months I prefer to create art. In the colder ones I prefer writing and poetry. My art is always a surprise, often confusing, sometimes beautiful and on occasion mystical. It's often extremely fun!