Melbourne-based artist Fiona McMonagle is well known for her watercolours that belie her darker references to pedestrian life in the suburbs. Since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), McMonagle has exhibited extensively throughout Australia, both in highly successful solo exhibitions as well as curated group shows. Her most recent solo exhibition was a survey show at La Trobe University Museum of Art (LUMA) entitled Do I Look Like I Care (2016) curated by Dr. Vincent Alessi.
In 2015 McMonagle was the winner of UQ Art Museum’s National Self-Portrait Prize and in 2016, she was included in the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Magic Object at the Art Gallery of South Australia. She has also been a recent finalist in both the Basil Sellers Art Prize (2016, 2014) and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s National Works on Paper Prize (2016). Her work is held in numerous public collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Monash Univeristy Museum of Art, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, Artbank and Maitland Regional Art Gallery.