Instant photography captures the nostalgia of idealism and the magic of serendipity. The digital age and analog film are colliding to create a new interaction in the conversation of contemporary photography. With innovative tools, the enchantment of instant film is bursting with new flavors, creativity and excitement. Within this new technology lives the mutation of fine art and the adventurous spirit of Americana. I explore these peculiarities with an assortment of cameras, mediums and techniques.
***SUNKEN B-SIDES 2019-2021***
The Polaroid series “Sunken B-Sides” began as an experimental technique. My analog B-sides created a chemical reaction within those iconic borders. Applying elements with the magic of nature, literary references and prolonged time emitted a photographic alchemy recipe of manipulation. The process yielded results that are abstract expressions which soon became a premonition of the future. The deterioration of our ways of life, social unrest and political injustices unfolding while my instant film technique decayed in lockdown period. Beginning a “Quarantine” era of my work, I am searching for sunken treasure in a sea of uncertainty. Panning for rare gold among this new frontier in the time of Corona. I believe that behind every dark cloud is a silver lining of beauty. In this new wisdom, freedom and truth work together to establish results of transformation.
Filming, Video Editing, Production and Creative Design
Ghosts Film Festival, music “Ghost III: 26 “by Nine Inch Nails
*** HAPPENING NOW FOR DECEMBER ***
SearchLight.Art “Through The Lens: A Global NFT Movement- MIAMI ” for Art Basel Miami & NFT BZL :
Kamikaze Sinking, Polaroid Instant Film
“Through The Lens- AR Collaboration with The Illust Space” , December 2021
FTX Arena, Miami
Sunken B-Sides 029 , Polaroid Instant Film
” Through The Lens- AR Collaboration with The Illust Space”” , December 2021
Miami Beach Convention Center, Florida
Alchemist’s Notes 05, Polaroid Instant Film
“Through the Lens- AR Collaboration with Illust Space
” Sunken B-Sides 0028 ” created with Polaroid Instant Film.
Delighted to contribute to this incredible initiative that will benefit independent artists. SearchLight is doing amazing work to pioneer the NFT space and lead in a visionary way with high frequency intentions.
NFT.NYC Conference, New York, New York: SearchLight by NFTs.Tips is proud to announce Monique Sullivan will be part of the Mask Ephemera Exhibition for the NFT.NYC Conference from Monday, November 1st – Thursday, November 4th, 2021. The exhibition will be showcased in The Edison Ballroom and Palladium Center in Times Square, NYC.
” Gemini Series 023 ” created with Polaroid Instant Film.
Do you dream of this butterfly girl?
She listens to her instinct & floats peacefully to each flower.
Have you seen her brilliant intellect beyond that masquerade?
Her clever words hide behind its amazing transformation. Look at her zany imagination!
She inspires the history of a road not taken.
Exhibitions for NFT.NYC
*Palladium Center, Nov 1-4th
New York City, NY
*The Edison Ballroom, Nov 1-4th
New York City, NY
*DorDor Gallery, November 1st
***SUMMER EXHIBITION IN COLOGNE GERMANY AT THE STAGE GALLERY***
Following its successful premiere in 2019, InstantCologne enters its second round, this time presenting more than 40 international artists from 12 countries. Visitors can look forward to more than 250 unique works of instant photography, which has been enjoying a considerable revival for a number of years. On show are Polaroid and Fuji Instax works that represent a broad spectrum of the genre.
Aug. 27th ‘21 |5 -9 pm
Aug. 28th +29th ‘21 | 12-8 pm
The Stage Gallery Sankt-Apern-Str. 17-21 50667 Köln
05.00 – 09.00
27.08. – 29.08.2021
The Stage Gallery
STRATOSPHERE DAO & Stratosphere NFT ART International
NFT ART WEEK 2021
July 30th to August 5th
Neal Digital Gallery,
Invitational Exhibition: D Emptyspace
August 25- September 25, 2021
Designed by Designers Genie Park & Songi Kim
Curated by Chief Curator Hyejin Kim