Monica Ila’s favourite thing is monsters. She is an emerging multidisciplinary artist who focuses on sculpture, painting and puppetry. She dreams of new worlds and beings that live within them. She creates large scale characters and paints them within their imagined habitats. She enjoys working with acrylics, vibrant colours and crisp lines. Her sculptures are made from repurposed materials, a multitude of fun fur and limited in height by the size of her studio ceiling. Playfulness is at the heart of everything she makes.
Monica is currently pursuing a BFA in Sculpture at the Alberta University of the Arts. Her artwork has been exhibited at artsPlace Canmore, Pumphouse Theatre, Vertigo Theatre, Beakerhead, Calgary Public Library, YYC International Airport, Art Point Gallery, containR Gallery and through various local auctions and charity events. Monica believes that art is instrumental in bringing communities closer together and in rediscovering whimsy within our daily lives.