Monika Morgenstern was born near Cologne in Germany and currently lives and works at Strathalbyn, South Australia on Ngarrindjeri land. As a visual artist she has explored multiple expressions of the numinous and, since graduating BVA with honours from ACSA in 2014, has been working with light and its effect on glass, digital prints, lightboxes, and projections. In 1993 she earned an Associate Diploma of Arts from Swinburne University Melbourne and before emigrating to Australia she studied interior design for two years in Duesseldorf/Germany. Morgenstern has further developed her craft through meaningful mentorships. Since gaining her degree she has been consistently shortlisted for prestigious art prizes, most notably The Heysen Prize (three times), the Tatiara Art Prize (twice), the Latent Photography Prize SALA 2018 and the Contemporary Art Prize SALA 2019 and in 2018 Morgenstern’s video “Visitors of the Night” was chosen as a projection at the Adelaide Festival Centre.
Artwork by Monika Morgenstern