Monica Trinidad

Monica Trinidad is a queer Latinx artist and cultural organizer born, raised, and residing in Chicago, Illinois. Over the past several years, Monica has created graphics, posters, and illustrations documenting struggles for racial justice in Chicago, emphasizing art and cultural work as integral in campaigns and community efforts. She is a co-founder of Brown and Proud Press (2011) and For the People Artists Collective (2015), in addition to co-host on the Lit Review podcast. Monica holds a Bachelors Degree in Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she was awarded the Civic Engagement, Community Service, and Community Organizing (CESCO) award in 2016. Her work has been exhibited at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, DuSable Museum of African American History, Hairpin Arts Center, Roman Susan Gallery, and Art In These Times.

 

Image: Monica Trinidad, "The Universe is on Our Side", 2020, illustration.

SPARK Microgrant

2019 - 2020,
Grant Recipient

FIELD/WORK

2017 - 2018,
Artist Resident