108-10 72nd Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375 - Tel. 718.261.2237 - E-mail: Directors@belleartiny.com

Montserrat Munne

Rachael Binaco



Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 1970. Started her drawing and painting studies at an early age in Santo Domingo with Julita Guerra, Marianela Jimenez and Francisco Gausachs. Graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1992 with a Bachelor in Fine Arts. Montserrat has successfully shown 3 individual expositions: Casa de Bastidas 1996 and 1998, Casa de Teatro in 1999. Participated in numerous collectives shows in Chicago, Puerto Rico, Geneva, Miami and Santo Domingo. Mention in the Concurso Nacional de Pintura Joven , Helvetas, Casa de Teatro, D.R.,1998. Selected artist of the XIX Conscurso de arte Eduardo León Jiménes, D. R., 2003. 1st Prize winner of Primer Concurso Nacional de La Casa del Artista, Santo Domingo, 2013.

Professional Profile

On the early stages of my career, my artworks consisted mostly of landscapes and portraits. Evolving from the traditional oils to acrylics and mixed media, with a strong sense of light and composition.

Currently directing an Art Club for adults while at the same time actively decorating private rooms and commercial spaces with mural commissions for over 10 years.

• Hold a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art with a vast knowledge in painting and drawing.

• A large body of work shows a portfolio rich in different techniques and media, including oils, acrylics, collages, watercolors and computer design.

• Proficient use of the Internet in order to keep up with today’s social media techniques as an instrument for reaching new markets.

Education, Honors, and Awards

Bachelor in Fine Arts: Painting and Art History
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago , IL 1992

Studio Painting and History of the Architecture of New York City
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. 1991

Painting and Sculpture
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI 1989

Select Artist
XIX E. León Jiménes Art Contest, Santiago, DR 2002

Special Mention
Helvetas National Contest for Young Artists, Santo Domingo, DR 1998

Special Commission
Commissioned Portrait for Senator Robert J Mellow, Philadelphia, PA 2002

1st Prize
1er Concurso Nacional de Arte “ La Casa del Artista” best portrait , DR, 2013

Computer Skills

·   Software (PC and MAC environments): Microsoft Office, Publisher, Paint
.   Working knowledge of the Internet
·    Social Media


·       Espacio de Dos, 2010
Sala de Exposiciones Culturales APEC, Santo Domingo, DR

·       Two Generations, 2006
Guernica Gallery, Santo Domingo, DR

·       Third Individual Show, 1999
Casa de Teatro, Santo Domingo, DR

·       Second Individual Show, 1998
Casa de Bastidas, Santo Domingo, DR

·       First Individual Show, 1996
Casa de Bastidas, Santo Domingo, DR

·       Lempika Gallery, February, 2007
San Juan, PR

·       Dominican Week Festival, 2003
Miami, FL

·       XIX E. León Jiménez Art Contest, 2002
Santiago, DR  

·       Dominican Artists Expo, 2000
World Intellectual, Geneva, SUI

·       Latin American Art World, 1999
ACP Chiefs of State and Government Summit, Santo Domingo, DR

·       Faces Opening Show, 1999
El Espacio Gallery, Santo Domingo, DR

·       Collective Show, 1997
Colegio Dominicano de Artistas Plásticos, Santo Domingo, DR

·       Dominican Visual Arts Festival, 1997
Museum of Modern Arts, Santo Domingo, DR

·       Collective Show, 1997
Mesa Fine Art, Santiago, DR

·       BFA Arts Show, 1992
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

·       Collective Show, 1992
Rudy’s Café, Chicago, IL

Work Experience

·       Commissioned Artist for Commercial and Home Mural Art, 2000 -Current
Santo Domingo, San Juan, New York

·       Founder & Director, 1999-2001
Creatoons Summer Camp, Santo Domingo, DR

·       Sales & Marketing Manager, 1993 to 1995
Xocolat, Santo Domingo, DR

·       Account Executive, 1992 to 1993
Young & Rubicam Damaris, Santo Domingo, DR

Volunteer Experience

·       Art Teacher, 2012-2013
Fundación Carusel, Special needs kids, PR


Fully Bilingual - English, Spanish



“...With a solid academic background and fine manners, Montserrat decides her destiny through the hard art path. Her sensibility and effort keeps her active on the collective scene and shows like this one, where she makes us enter her world of fantastic forest and compels us to play and run through its lights and shadows of foliage and aspire hundreds of colors from this nature she loves so much and recreates for our senses delight.” Mary Loly de Severino Gallery Owner and Director


“...the artist profoundly explored the landscape to be able to transform the light and all its rich possibilities, without visual aggression, even though hers is a warm palette .....”

Myrna Guerrero Art Critic, Member of ADCA/AICA









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