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.
School of Visual Arts,
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.
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.