Mónica Palma was born in Mexico City. Drawing has always been the core of her artistic activity; and it continues to inform all aspects of her practice, including recent forays into performance. Drawing is for Monica, the optimal vehicle for the articulation of her ideas; she sees it as the most immediate form of contact between idea and object. Monica studied visual art at the Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa, Veracruz. In 2008 she received her MFA in Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been living and working in Brooklyn since 2008. Her work has been shown at TSA (NYC), 245 Varet Street (NYC), Ortega y Gasset Projects (NYC), the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City) and Soloway Gallery (NYC).