Monica Ceniceros

Art has been a part of me since I can remember, and while I love creating, I am particularly passionate about the meaning and stories behind art, and being able to evoke a certain emotion through it. My work focuses on celebrating the natural beauty and strength in women. Working with the natural grains and imperfections of wood, each piece is uniquely complex and a one-of-a-kind, representing the many layers that make us who we are.
Through my work, I hope to evoke the feeling of self-worth through a joyful and playful composition. Rather than hiding the imperfections that we’re often ashamed of, I hope to remind the viewer that it is those imperfections that make us unique and beautiful.

I grew up in Monterrey, México, and moved to the US with my two sisters when I was 15 years old. My work reflects the colorful culture that I was surrounded by in my birth country, and a reminder that it is still a big part of me. Moving to a new country as a teenager was not easy, and I quickly learned that being different can be both very challenging and overwhelming.
I leaned on art then and I lean on art now as a way to express what I am going through, and find joy and beauty in any challenging moment.