Ian Monroe is an artist and writer who was born in New York in 1972 and currently lives and works in London.
Monroe came to public attention in 2003 when a large-scale work from the artist’s MA show was displayed at the Saatchi Gallery. In 2004 the artist was included in ‘Edge of the Real’, a group painting show at the Whitechapel Gallery. ‘They Built Upon It’ (2005) at Haunch of Venison, London, was accompanied by the first major catalogue of Monroe’s work.
Monroe is currently working with Galeria Casado Santa Pau in Madrid. He was recently commissioned by St Johns College Oxford to complete a permanent public commission for the university. He is currently working on a major commission to be located in London’s Leicester Square.
He was the recipient of the Freund Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, in partnership with the Saint Louis Art Museum, where Monroe had his first American solo show.
In addition to his artistic practice, Monroe has contributed essays to a number of publications, including “Collage, Assembling Contemporary Art”, 2008, by Black Dog Publications. Other writings have been published in The Guardian and Art Review.
He received his MA from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2002.
Artworks by Monroe are in the permanent collections of major museum collections including Aarhus Kunstmuseum (Denmark), Hamburger Banhof (Berlin, Germany), Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon (Spain), Saint Louis Art Museum (United States of America).