Fiona McMonagle

Fiona McMonagle

Fiona McMonagle plays with the potential of watercolour – pushing it past traditional styles to create her own techniques, depicting unlikely subjects and continuing the flow of watercolour with digital animation. As an artist, what remains consistent is her embrace of the challenge, and it is this that sets her up to be as tenacious and intriguing as the subjects she portrays.

In 2015 Fiona McMonagle was the winner of UQ Art Museum's National Self-Portrait Prize and in 2016, she was included in the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Magic Object at the Art Gallery of South Australia. She has also been a recent finalist in both the Basil Sellers Art Prize (2016, 2014) and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s National Works on Paper Prize (2016).

Her work is held in numerous public collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of South Australia, National Portrait Gallery, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Monash University Museum of Art, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, Artbank and Maitland Regional Art Gallery.


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30/08/2022

FIONA MCMONAGLE RECIPIENT OF THE 2022 GEELONG CONTEMPORARY ART PRIZE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

We are delighted to share that the recipient of the 2022 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize People’s Choice Award is Fiona McMonagle.

Of the painting ‘For most of history anonymous was a woman’ McMonagle has stated:⁠

“Through the portrayal of iconic and influential women throughout history these works ask what is it like to be strong, independent and female? And what sacrifices have these women made for their celebrity. My portraits are a celebration of women, of their struggles, complexities and their power.”⁠

Visit the Gallery to see the Geelong Contemporary Art Prize finalists. This exhibition is on until 11 September.⁠


17/07/2021

FIONA MCMONAGLE AT MAITLAND REGIONAL GALLERY

Works by Fiona McMonagle are on display at Maitland Regional Art Gallery in Shadow Boxer. The exhibition highlights artists' cultural fascination with the boxing ring, showcasing works by contemporary Australian artist who explore ideas of race, gender and class and the physicality of boxing in their work.

Shadow Boxer is on display until 26 September 2021.

McMonagle's next solo exhibition will be held at the gallery in September 2021.⁠ To request a preview, please contact the gallery.

Image: Fiona McMonagle, Misha, 2014


05/12/2020

FIONA MCMONAGLE AT MORNINGTON PENINSULA REGIONAL GALLERY

Fiona McMonagle was selected as a finalist in the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG)'s National Works on Paper Prize.

Established in 1998, the prize supports and promotes contemporary Australian artists working on or with paper a $15,000 major acquisitive award. The exhibition of finalists is on display at MPRG until 21 February 2021. 

Image: Fiona McMonagle, Rachel Meghan Markle, 2020. Photo: Tobias Titz


Showing all 65 artworks

Fiona McMonagle Diana Ross 2023 acrylic on canvas 105 x 83 cm $6,800.00
Fiona McMonagle Gypsy 2023 acrylic on canvas 92.5 x 66.5 cm $6,000.00
Fiona McMonagle In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different (study 2) 2021 watercolour, ink and gouache on paper 80.5 x 65 cm $3,000.00
Fiona McMonagle Maybe this time (study 2) 2021 watercolour, ink and gouache on paper 80.5 x 65 cm $3,000.00
Fiona McMonagle Untitled (study) 2021 watercolour, ink and gouache on paper 80.5 x 65 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different (study) 2021 watercolour, ink and gouache on paper 80.5 x 65 cm $3,000.00
Fiona McMonagle Maybe this time (study) 2021 watercolour, ink and gouache on paper 80.5 x 65 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle They will only care when you're gone (study) 2021 watercolour, ink and gouache on paper 80.5 x 65 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle Young, gifted and black 2021 watercolour, ink and gouache on paper, framed 147 x 114.5 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle They will only care when you're gone 2021 watercolour, ink and gouache on paper, framed 147 x 114.5 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle Thank god the other one was born first 2021 watercolour, ink and gouache on paper, framed 147 x 114.5 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle Maybe this time 2021 watercolour, ink and gouache on paper, framed 147 x 114.5 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different 2021 watercolour, ink and gouache on paper, framed 147 x 114.5 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle I paint flowers so they will not die 2021 watercolour, ink and gouache on paper, framed 147 x 114.5 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle For most of history Anonymous was a woman 2021 watercolour, ink and gouache on paper, framed 147 x 114.5 cm $8,800.00
Fiona McMonagle Black Pearl 2021 watercolour, ink and gouache on paper, framed 147 x 114.5 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle Girl with flower in her hair 2013 ink and watercolour on paper 47 x 44 cm $3,300.00
Fiona McMonagle Daisy Queen 2013 ink and watercolour on paper 47 x 44 cm $3,300.00
Fiona McMonagle Family portrait No. 2 2017 oil on linen 74.5 x 105.5 cm $6,000.00
Fiona McMonagle House on the hill 2017 oil on linen 88.5 x 72 cm $5,700.00
Fiona McMonagle Tess 2017 oil on linen 85 x 78.5 cm $5,700.00
Fiona McMonagle Hail Mary 2017 oil on linen 82 x 138 cm $7,500.00
Fiona McMonagle The morning after 2020 oil on canvas 74.5 x 97.5 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle Selfie 2020 oil on canvas 114.5 x 66.5 cm $6,000.00
Fiona McMonagle Lookin' good 2020 oil on canvas 126.5 x 76.5 cm $7,500.00
Fiona McMonagle Highlighting 2020 oil on canvas 92 x 70 cm $5,500.00
Fiona McMonagle Girl in a cat t-shirt 2020 oil on canvas 88.5 x 93.5 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle Apparently I'm an apple 2020 oil on canvas 122 x 76 cm $7,500.00
Fiona McMonagle Untitled 2019 watercolour, ink and gouache on paper 150 x 115 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle MLC 2019 watercolour, ink and gouache on paper 73 x 54 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle Sitting pretty 2018 oil on linen 61.5 x 51 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle Tinder 2018 oil on linen 51 x 56.5 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle Brogues 2018 oil on linen 46 x 56 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle Sunday Best 2018 oil on linen 63 x 44 cm $4,200.00
Fiona McMonagle Blue Valentine 2018 oil on linen 50 x 36.5 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle Two cigarettes in an ashtray, revisited 2018 oil on linen 50 x 60 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle Hanging frock 2018 oil on linen 70.5 x 92 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle It's a great way ter spend a Saturd'y 2018 oil on linen 78 x 70 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle Study #11 2018 ink on paper 17 x 19 cm $990.00
Fiona McMonagle Study #6 2018 ink on paper 25 x 19 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle Study #2 2018 ink on paper 25 x 19 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle Study #4 2018 ink on paper 25 x 19 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle Study #1 2018 ink on paper 19 x 17 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle Study #10 2018 ink on paper 17.5 x 18.5 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle Study #12 2018 ink on paper 20 x 30 cm $1,100.00
Fiona McMonagle Study #8 2018 ink on paper 23 x 19 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle Study #7 2018 ink on paper 16 x 20 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle Study #5 2018 ink on paper 18.5 x 18 cm $990.00
Fiona McMonagle Study #9 2018 ink on paper 25.5 x 23 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle Study #3 2018 ink on paper 25.5 x 23 cm $1,100.00
Fiona McMonagle Cuddle 2018 oil on linen 45.5 x 61 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle The dining room 2018 oil on linen 80.5 x 56 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle Toast with jam 2018 oil on linen 77 x 72.5 cm $5,400.00
Fiona McMonagle Victoria's cat 2018 oil on linen 92 x 66.5 cm $5,500.00
Fiona McMonagle Juvenile 2018 oil on linen 46 x 41 cm $3,500.00
Fiona McMonagle Lady in waiting 2011 watercolour on paper 110 x 90 cm $6,500.00
Fiona McMonagle Competition 2017 oil on linen 123.5 x 80.5 cm $7,500.00
Fiona McMonagle Wingmen 2017 oil on linen 83.5 x 105.5 cm $7,000.00
Fiona McMonagle Mick 2017 oil on linen 46 x 41 cm $3,500.00
Fiona McMonagle Bored 2017 oil on linen 70 x 60 cm $4,800.00
Fiona McMonagle Cockle 2016 watercolour, gouache and ink on paper 20 x 26 cm $1,800.00
Fiona McMonagle Sisterly love 2013 watercolour and ink on paper 126 x 81 cm $6,500.00
Fiona McMonagle Columbiformes 2015 watercolour, gouache and ink on paper 57 x 70 cm $4,500.00
Fiona McMonagle Cat girl 2015 watercolour, gouache and ink on paper 112 x 60 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle Chicken dance 2015 watercolour, gouache and ink on paper 115.5 x 95 cm Sold
Fiona McMonagle Diana Ross 2023 acrylic on canvas 105 x 83 cm $6,800.00
Fiona McMonagle Gypsy 2023 acrylic on canvas 92.5 x 66.5 cm $6,000.00
Fiona McMonagle In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different (study 2) 2021 watercolour, ink and gouache on paper 80.5 x 65 cm $3,000.00
Fiona McMonagle Maybe this time (study 2) 2021 watercolour, ink and gouache on paper 80.5 x 65 cm $3,000.00
Fiona McMonagle In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different (study) 2021 watercolour, ink and gouache on paper 80.5 x 65 cm $3,000.00
Fiona McMonagle For most of history Anonymous was a woman 2021 watercolour, ink and gouache on paper, framed 147 x 114.5 cm $8,800.00
Fiona McMonagle Selfie 2020 oil on canvas 114.5 x 66.5 cm $6,000.00
Fiona McMonagle Lookin' good 2020 oil on canvas 126.5 x 76.5 cm $7,500.00
Fiona McMonagle Highlighting 2020 oil on canvas 92 x 70 cm $5,500.00
Fiona McMonagle Apparently I'm an apple 2020 oil on canvas 122 x 76 cm $7,500.00
Fiona McMonagle Girl with flower in her hair 2013 ink and watercolour on paper 47 x 44 cm $3,300.00
Fiona McMonagle Daisy Queen 2013 ink and watercolour on paper 47 x 44 cm $3,300.00
Fiona McMonagle Family portrait No. 2 2017 oil on linen 74.5 x 105.5 cm $6,000.00
Fiona McMonagle Tess 2017 oil on linen 85 x 78.5 cm $5,700.00
Fiona McMonagle Hail Mary 2017 oil on linen 82 x 138 cm $7,500.00
Fiona McMonagle Sunday Best 2018 oil on linen 63 x 44 cm $4,200.00
Fiona McMonagle Study #11 2018 ink on paper 17 x 19 cm $990.00
Fiona McMonagle Study #12 2018 ink on paper 20 x 30 cm $1,100.00
Fiona McMonagle Study #5 2018 ink on paper 18.5 x 18 cm $990.00
Fiona McMonagle Toast with jam 2018 oil on linen 77 x 72.5 cm $5,400.00
Fiona McMonagle Victoria's cat 2018 oil on linen 92 x 66.5 cm $5,500.00
Fiona McMonagle Juvenile 2018 oil on linen 46 x 41 cm $3,500.00
Fiona McMonagle Wingmen 2017 oil on linen 83.5 x 105.5 cm $7,000.00
Fiona McMonagle Mick 2017 oil on linen 46 x 41 cm $3,500.00
Fiona McMonagle Bored 2017 oil on linen 70 x 60 cm $4,800.00
Fiona McMonagle Sisterly love 2013 watercolour and ink on paper 126 x 81 cm $6,500.00