Montserrat Alsina

Artist • Teaching • Visual Arts

Montserrat Alsina, born in Venezuela, is a multidisciplinary artist, teacher, and cultural worker. She received a B.A. from Rhodes College in Visual Arts and Education, and an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She holds a 200 level yoga certification. She spends time between Chicago and the Dominican Republic, making art, practicing yoga and supporting communities. She is co-founder of Colibri Studio Gallery, 18th St Pilsen Open Studios, and Nahui Ollin Danzas Ceremoniales. She has exhibited in the USA, Canada and Mexico. She has executed mural projects around the Chicago area. She has also worked full-time at two leading educational institutions in Chicago, Francis W. Parker School and North Shore Country Day School, for a total of 19 years; and has taught with numerous arts organizations. Montserrat has received a number of grants from the Illinois Arts Council as well as from North Shore Country Day School, giving her the opportunity to travel to Mexico, Spain, Germany, Luxembourg, France and Indonesia.