Loraine Monk’s practice derives from a sense of place and community. Originally a painter, she creates images using relief and etching processes. The ethnographic layers she addresses are carved, engraved into, and under, the surfaces of lino, paper, metal and wood.
Previously exploring the inequality of power relations and occluded histories of certain people, places and ideas, as well as feminist projects focussing on place and identity. Her recent work used metamorphosis and therianthropy, as strategies to examine the relationship between humanity and the natural world in the age of the Anthropocene. Her new work is focussing on patriarchal power, violence and resistance.
She has exhibited in London, Brighton, Sweden and Germany, and had a residency at Kingston Museum, London.