Monica McGivern is a multidisciplinary artist who is best known for documenting music and contemporary art culture. Her extensive archive explores the role of photography, both analog and digital, in society as art object, and witness.
McGivern studied editorial photography at the Art Institute of Ft Lauderdale, and established a career photographing for publications such as, The Palm Beach Daily News, Miami Herald, L'Express (Paris,) Miami New Times, LA Weekly, Village Voice, and OOR Muzikant Magazine (Netherlands), among others.
She has exhibited in group shows at The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, The Bass, Locust Projects, the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, had work projected in Times Square, The Sony World Photography Awards in Cannes, France, and broadcast on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
McGivern is influenced by the writings of Henry David Thoreau, the photography and philosophy of Ernst Haas, and the stage antics of Iggy Pop.
She's also in a band. Check out surf-noir trio, HAUTE TENSION.
Photo by Alexandre Merbouti