Monica Rizzolli

Brazilian-born artist Monica Rizzolli is known for her innovative computer graphics that transform environmental elements into landscape animations. Her simulations, in connection with the world around her, most often explore the image of the city, the environmental psychology, as well as the human perception of space.

In 2012, Monica Rizzolli moved to Kassel in Germany after studying Fine Arts at IA-UNESP in São Paulo. There, she was struck by how a new environment can transform one’s perception of it. It gave her a new perspective that led her to explore a new world of her own with new eyes. From then on, Monica Rizzolli became interested in evolving images. Her first works with the visual programming software Processing are critically acclaimed. In 2014, she created a project for the MAK in Vienna and won the prestigious Schindler grant. Then in 2015, she exhibited her first generative art work at the MAK Center in Los Angeles.

Landscape, floral forms, seasons and colors, all play an important role in her artistic creations. Her various inspirations range from the tradition of scientific illustration to a love of ornament and structured patterns. EShe also inspires herself off the work of artists such as Henri Rousseau, Sol LeWitt and Yoko Ono, whose language and work has deeply influenced her.

Participating in projects such as Contrast, mixing art, design and technology, in collaboration with Tony de Marco, Monica Rizzolli also organizes events such as “Noite de Processing”, a reunion on the art of coding. More recently, in 2021, Monica Rizzolli published two NFT projects: “Tropical Garden” and “Fragments of an Infinite Field” on Art Blocks. Her work has also been exhibited in the United States, including at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the MAK Center’s Artists and Architects in Los Angeles, as well as in Brazil, Germany, China and Spain.