Monica Rohan

Monica Rohan

Monica Rohan creates intriguing self-portraits, depicting figures engulfed in their vivid settings and surrounds. Intricately detailed, her paintings and drawings are playful and narrative-driven, conveying her sense of imagination; in Rohan’s works, viewers can imagine taking cover under a pile of laundry or climbing walls filled with ivy.

Rohan's carefully composed paintings reveal a love of pattern, detail and colour. Her emotive patterns are drawn from everyday images such as foliage and clothing and suggest a psychological depth that often appears as a struggle or a surrender between the figures and their surrounds. The details in Rohan's paintings are all-consuming, pushed towards the limits of reality.

Rohan graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours from Queensland College of Art in 2010. She has since exhibited in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. In 2016, Rohan was selected as a finalist in the prestigious Archibald Prize in her first attempt. Her work is held in private and public collections in Australia, including Artbank, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, the University of Queensland Art Museum, Mater Children’s Hospital and the Griffith University Collection.


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15/06/2021

MONICA ROHAN SHORTLISTED IN THE SUNSHINE COAST ART PRIZE

Monica Rohan has been selected as a finalist in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize. The exhibition will be on display at Caloundra Regional Gallery from 27 August until 10 October 2021.⁠


Image: Monica Rohan, Feel your way through, 2021⁠


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Monica Rohan Still life 2021 oil on board 41 x 31 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Hillside 2021 oil on board 41 x 31 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Unphased 2020 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Too tired 2020 oil on board 41 x 31 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Spill 2020 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Somewhere else 2020 oil on board 120 x 90 cm Sold
Monica Rohan See through 2020 oil on board 41 x 31 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Not quite 2020 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Next door 2020 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Manoeuvre 2020 oil on board 36 x 28 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Lucy's tree 2020 oil on board 36 x 28 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Hesitate 2020 oil on board 36 x 28 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Haze 2020 oil on board 41 x 31 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Gully 2020 oil on board 120 x 90 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Glide 2020 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Floor bored 2020 oil on board 41 x 31 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Cliff 2020 oil on board 120 x 90 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Crisp 2020 oil on board 41 x 31 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Bad idea 2020 oil on board 60 x 45 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Anywhere else 2020 oil on board 41 x 31 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Unshrinking, unthinking 2019 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Turn me down 2019 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Straight-legged 2019 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Re-appear 2019 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Polite decline 2019 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Peak drag 2019 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Of course not 2019 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Last glow 2019 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Humming 2019 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Disappear 2019 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Again 2019 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Bend 2019 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Pretty much as imagined 2018 oil on board 80 x 61 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Still here 2018 oil on board 61 x 46 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Split 2018 oil on board 61 x 46 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Yikes mountain 2018 oil on board 80 x 61 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Unavoidable 2018 oil on board 61 x 92 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Taciturn 2018 oil on board 61 x 46 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Straight up 2018 oil on board 80 x 61 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Soft touch 2018 oil on board 122 x 92 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Slight lean 2018 oil on board 122 x 92 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Mute 2018 oil on board 80 x 61 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Maybe but probably not 2018 oil on board 61 x 46 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Kitchen table 2018 oil on board 92 x 122 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Hollow 2018 oil on board 92 x 122 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Hold 2018 oil on board 63.5 x 42 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Gum 2018 oil on board 19 x 19.5 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Grey day 2018 oil on board 61 x 46 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Flightless bird 2018 oil on board 122 x 92 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Criss cross 2018 oil on board 122 x 92 cm Sold
Monica Rohan So it goes 2018 oil on board 61 x 46 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Wrench 2015 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Skulk 2015 oil on board 77 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Red robin 2015 oil on board 77 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Rather not 2016 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Rambling 2016 oil on board 80 x 180 cm Sold
Monica Rohan How Bridie sits 2016 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Funny peculiar 2016 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Funny haha 2016 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Floppy Sarah 2016 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Cold frizzle 2016 oil on board 77 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan All nerves 2016 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Above the mess 2015 oil on board 120 x 90 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Kate, awkward 2015 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Stance 2015 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Sarah in the undergrowth 2015 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Flung 2015 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Deliberating 2015 oil on board 80 x 60 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Sniff test 2014 oil on board 60 x 77 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Head space 2014 oil on board 60 x 77 cm Sold
Monica Rohan Sucked in 2014 oil on board 60 x 77 cm Sold