Delaware Artist Monique Rollins Debuts at Tower Hill Art Gallery

Wilmington, Delaware, November 9, 2006 — Tower Hill Art Gallery will be the first to feature the work of Delaware native and artist, Monique Rollins. Her debut exhibit, entitled Paintings, Drawings & Collages, begins December 3.
Rollins’ portfolio consists of oil paintings, charcoal drawings and collages incorporating a number of mediums including pencil, watercolor, and pen and ink. Each piece is a deeply felt visual document of her journeys and experiences.

Rollins has immersed herself in the world of art—studying, drawing and painting. She received a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from Syracuse University in New York in 2002. During her undergraduate study Rollins studied painting in Pont-aven, France with the Rhode Island School of Design in 2000, book making & art history in Florence, Italy in 2001 with Syracuse University, painting & collage in Barcelona, Spain, also with Syracuse University. In 2002 Rollins enrolled in Pratt Institute where she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting, a Master of Science in Theory, Criticism and History of Art degree, specializing in Venetian Renaissance, and a Museum Studies Certification. During her painting and historical research in Italy, she taught painting and drawing skills to Italian high school students in Lucca, studied language in Florence, and studied restoration & art history in Venice, where she lectured on Jacopo Tintoretto and his series of philosopher paintings in the Marciana Library. Rollins was granted internships at both the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Farnsworth Museum in Camden, Maine.

Upon completion of her dual Master degrees, Rollins has since accepted a position as Assistant to the Director of Pratt Institute’s Pratt in Venice program.  In addition to preparing for this upcoming exhibition, Rollins is also preparing for exhibitions in New York and Florence, Italy.

Press and the public are invited to attend the opening reception of Paintings, Drawings & Collages on Friday, December 1, from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m., located in the Pierre S. du Pont Art Center. Gallery hours will be held daily, December 3 – January 31, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.