Monica Curry was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1957. After graduating from Advertising Art at Red River College in 1989, Monica worked as a graphic designer for 10 years in publishing. She also studied for two years at the University of Manitoba School of Art. Monica has loved to draw and work with her hands since she was young and was introduced to needlework at 14 when her mother taught her how to embroider her jeans. Since then, she has learned bead embroidery, quilting, crocheting, and knitting. Monica found her passion in contemporary fabric art 15 years ago and enjoys using traditional needlework in nontraditional ways. Monica’s creative process is intuitive. She gets her inspiration from dreams, music, spirituality, nature, and her interest in symbology. She creates her art with painted cloth and commercial fabrics. Textural elements are created with embroidery, beading, buttons, and machine stitching. Much of Monica’s art is influenced by Joan Miro and Wassily Kandinsky.