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Monique Lofters
Born in Jamaica 1986, attended Edna Manley School of Visual Arts.

Monique Lofters was born on the beautiful Caribbean island of Jamaica in 1987. She attended the Quest Preparatory School where she found her love for art through the school’s art club program. This instant passion started at a young age, setting goals aiming towards being an artist. Her parents and friends are her main supporters in everything she did, even this. During her high school tenure at the St. Andrew High School for Girls she was active in sports and clubs and still kept her head high in achieving her dreams as she aimed for the highest.
Monique ensured that she was enrolled in the Edna Manley’s part time art program every year for both Saturday and summer school sessions, until she was officially enrolled as a college student there. She has completed her B.F.A in 2009 in painting and is now at the top of her game as she continues to exhibit worldwide such as London and Cayman.
Monique envisions herself being an art restorer and conservationist, designer and a painter as her career path. She intends on developing art restoration as a niche market in Jamaica in the near future. She plans on furthering her studies in Spain, Cuba, or the U.S to do her masters in Art, painting and minor in restoration and conservation. At this point she will be entering into publishing bible translation illustrations for the minority languages.

Education
2005-2009 Bachelors of Fine Arts, Painting, Edna Manley College of the Visual & Performing Arts Kingston, Jamaica


Awards

2009 Bachelors of Fine Arts, Painting, Edna Manley College of the Visual & Performing Arts Certificate, Restoration and Conservation, through the Holy Trinity Cathedral in conjunction with the Heart Trust Institute, Kingston, Jamaica


Group Exhibition

  • 2011 Art Fresh, Mutual Gallery, Jamaica Art Auction, Cayman
  • 2010 Art Jamaica, Murray Edward College (formerly New Hall), Cambridge, United Kingdom Super Plus Under 40 Artist of the Year Competition, Mutual Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica 4Sight, Pegasus Hotel, Kingston on the Edge, Kingston, Jamaica
  • 2009 Regeneration, an afternoon of art and music, Studio 174 , Kingston, Jamaica Where Do We Go from Here, Hilton Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica Creative Evolution ‘09, Final Year Exhibition, Cag(e) Gallery, Edna Manley College School of the Visual and Performing Arts Edna Manley Final Year Art Exhibition, Cag(e) Gallery, Edna Manley College, Kingston, Jamaica.
  • 2008 Curator’s Selections 2008, Works by SVA Students, Cag(e) Gallery, Edna Manley College School of the Visual and Performing Arts, Kingston, Jamaica.

Volunteer Work
2008—2009 Volunteer at the Holy Trinity Cathedral