top of page
Monica Whalley

Monica Whalley



My paintings look for a sense of quiet amid chaos, attempting to still the unsettling aspects of

our world, and offer space for contemplation.
Through the lens of hurricanes then snow, avalanches, now floods, plane crashes, disasters both natural and of our own making, I explore our vulnerability and that of the natural world.
My themes touch on the consequences of global warming, the militarization of the farthest reaches of our planet, our reliance on a veneer of technological infrastructure, and our acquiescence towards increasing fascism in order to feel safe in our chaotic world.




Monica Whalley received her M.F.A. from the New York Academy of Art, and was awarded the Prince of Wales Scholarship to Normandy, France.

Over the years she has participated in various group shows, most notably the BP Portrait Award at National Portrait Gallery, London, UK, and the 2021 London Art Biennale.

She is the grateful recipient of the Toronto Arts Council Visual Artist grant for 2023-2024.

She was born in the USA, and  lives with her family in Toronto, Canada.

bottom of page