Monica Choy (she/her/they) is an artist, curator, and intuitive healer. Born and raised in San Francisco, Monica’s first introduction to the arts was through performance. She moved to Portland to study theatre and stage management. Concurrently, she began curating art shows for Compound Gallery and independently in Portland and Seattle. Monica has co-produced large-scale art installations in Lucerne, Switzerland, New York City, Los Angeles, Portland, and co-created a traveling art and storytelling project called the Trading Tortoise.
In her own practice, art and life are closely interwoven. Spontaneous collaborations, experimentation, social practice, teaching, dance, and creative experiences are favorite mediums. Monica also works in fabric, dyeing, and sewing. She co-founded Action Studios, which provides a workspace for 7 artists and is located in Portland’s N Industrial district.
She is currently studying flower and gem essences, energy work, and channeling under the mentorship of Shayne Case. Monica believes creating community with others through art, food, storytelling, and self-defined spirituality are ways to make new patterns for living that lead to our collective healing.