mònica castanys
Barcelona, 1973.

Training

– Art School “Martí Bufarull”. Molins de Rei (Barcelona) 1986-1988.
– Graduated from the School of Arts “Llotja” in Barcelona, specialized in paint procedures, Barcelona 1988-1993.
– Course at the school of Lorenzo di Medici, in Florence (Italy). 1990.
– Drawing sessions at Royal Arts Circle of Barcelona and Saint Lluch’s Royal Arts Circle in Barcelona too. 1992-1996.
– Draw teacher at Gaudí’s exhibition hall school of Barcelona. 1994.
– School – Workshop Sánchez Almendros i Bosch Cavedo. 1993 – 1996.
– Introduction course to aesthetics at arts graduates association and science of Catalonia. 1996.
– School – Workshop Art Maño. 1997-2001.

Individual Exhibitions

1990
Culture Centre of El Papiol in Barcelona.

1995
Exhibitions Centre. Cádiz House. Barcelona.

1996
Miró’s exhibition hall. Colón Hotel. Barcelona.
Taormina. Barcelona.

1997
Buticlan. Olympic Village. Barcelona.
Transart. VII Contemporary art exhibition. Sant Feliu de Llobregat. Barcelona.

1999
Art Gallery. Gràcia Exhibit. Barcelona.

2006
Historical Museum of Toys. Sant Feliu de Guíxols. Girona.

2007
Art Gallery El Portal.Sant Andreu de la Barca. Barcelona.

2008
El Quatre, Art gallery. Granollers. Barcelona.
Art gallery Anquin’s. Reus. Tarragona.

2009
Art gallery Traç d´Art, Sabadell, Barcelona.
Art gallery Sánchez y Juan. Elche, Alicante.
Art gallery Sala Rusiñol. Sant Cugat, Barcelona.

2010
“Petits fours” El Quatre, Art Gallery. Granollers, Barcelona.

2011
“Déjà vu” Art gallery Anquin’s. Reus, Tarragona.

2013
“Sense presses” Art gallery Anquin’s. Reus. Tarragona.

2014
Art Gallery L’ Arcada. Blanes, Girona.
Passanant. Francesc Sanfeliu i Canela Salon. Tarragona.

2015
Art Gallery L’ Arcada. Blanes, Girona.
Art gallery Anquin’s. Reus. Tarragona.

Prizes

1991
Painting grant from the Art Circle of Saint Lluch at the School of Arts la Llotja.

1992
First prize, painting grant, Güell Foundation. Barcelona. Work selected at the first exhibition A.C.E.A. Barcelona.

1994
Piece selected, I Annual prize of paint Club 9B. Barcelona.

1996
Piece selected, III Prize of figurative paint Art Gallery. Vic. Barcelona.

1997
TRANSART. First prize VII Contemporary Art Exhibition. Sant Feliu de Llobregat. Barcelona.

2002
Work selected for the X Biannual Concurs of young painters. Anquin´s gallery. Reus. Tarragona.

2003
Work selected. Fourth edition, National competition on Jaurena’s art painting. Barcelona.

2004
Work selected. Painting competition, Art Valentí Gallery. Sitges. Barcelona.

2005
Third prize of painting, second edition, national painting competition, Espejo foundation.
Work selected, 25th prize of painting Vila de Cambrils. Tarragona.

2006
Work selected.First national contest. Saexma prize of small shapes of painting. Art gallery Infantas. Madrid.
Work selected. First painting prize, Vila de Cardedeu. Barcelona.
Work selected. Painting competition, Art gallery Valentí. Sitges. Barcelona.
Second prize. National competition of painting, Espejo Foundation.
Work selected. Prize Paco Merino, Granollers.

2007
Second prize, VI Prize National Jaurena Art. Barcelona.

2008
Work selected, XII Biannual Concurs of young painters. Anquin´s gallery.

Group exhibition

1992
First exhibition of A.C.E.A. (Catalonian association of arts entities). Permanent centre of craftsmen. Barcelona.
Culture exhibition hall of La Caixa del Penedès. Vilanova i la Geltrú. Barcelona.
Royal artistic circle exhibition hall. First prize Güell’s Foundation. Barcelona.

1993
Art gallery Valentí. Annual painting prize.

1994
XXI Annual art exhibition hall. Royal artistic circle exhibition hall.
“Initiatives promoting art”. Art gallery Club 9B. Barcelona.

1996
Art gallery Pericàs. Figurative painting 3rd prize. Vic. Barcelona.
Art gallery Pericàs. Art market 96.
Art gallery Cartoon. Barcelona.
Art gallery Casa del Llimoner. Mataró. Barcelona.
Art gallery Creativitat. Barcelona.

1997
Art gallery Marc Sabata. Barcelona.
Quinze Pincells Femenins. El Corte Inglés Art gallery. Sabadell. Barcelona

1998
Art gallery E d´A Estudi d´Art. Barcelona.
Exhibition in honour of F. García Lorca. Culture centre. El Papiol. Barcelona.
Exhibition of artists from Corbera. Culture centre. Corbera. Barcelona.

2000
Art Gallery Ida Sennacheribbo. Grup 111. Barcelona.
Art Gallery SHATEVIN+ART. Barcelona.

2002
Art gallery Anquin´s. X Biannual of young painting. Reus.Tarragona.
Upcoming Art gallery from Generalitat. Biannual of young painting. Barcelona.
Territorial coordination of young people – Girona and Lleida.

2004
Art gallery Ida Sennacheribbo. Barcelona.
Art gallery .Sala Gracia. Barcelona.

2005
20 Spring’s Hall. El Quatre Sala d´Art.Granollers. Barcelona.
Christmas group exhibition. Art Gallery E d´A Estudi d´Art. Barcelona.
Small shapes. Art gallery El Quatre. Granollers. Barcelona.
Art gallery Agora. Cambrils. Tarragona.

2006
Art gallery Consell 242. Barcelona.
Art gallery La Galería. Peñíscola. Castelló.
Art gallery d´Art El Portal. Sant Andreu de la Barca. Barcelona.
“From realistic to abstraction”. Sala Consell 242. Barcelona.
“Silence”. El Quatre Sala d´Art. Granollers. Barcelona.
Small shapes. Sala Consell 242. Barcelona.
Christmas group exhibition, Art Gallery Traçdart. Sabadell. Barcelona.

2007
Art gallery Mar. Group Escolà, Barcelona.
L’illa d’Art. L’illa Diagonal, Gallery Safia, Barcelona.
Art gallery Consell 242, Barcelona.
Art gallery Traç d’ Art. L’Estartit, Girona.
Art gallery Anquin’s, “Box Art”. Reus, Tarragona.
Christmas group exhibition, Traç d´Art. Sabadell. Barcelona.
Christmas group exhibition, El Quatre Sala d´Art. Granollers. Barcelona.

2008
Art gallery Anquin´s. “May’s Hall”. Reus, Tarragona.
Art gallery Consell 242, “2 Moments”, large format. Barcelona.
Art gallery El Portal. Sant Andreu de la Barca, Barcelona.
Art gallery Mar, Small format. Barcelona.
Art gallery Sánchez y Juan. Elche. Alicante.
Christmas group exhibition.Gallery Arnau. Barcelona.
Traç d´Art. ”10 Christmas”. Sabadell, Barcelona.
“Small format 20 years” El Quatre, Art gallery. Granollers, Barcelona.

2009
“El Quatre in Madrid”. Madrid.
Art gallery Arnau. Barcelona.
Art gallery Anquin’s, ”May’s Hall”. Reus, Tarragona.
Art gallery Anna-Maria Burger. München. Germany.
Art gallery Traç d’Art, Estartit. Girona.

2010
Art gallery Anquin´s. “May’s Hall” and “Box Art”. Reus, Tarragona.
Christmas group exhibition.Gallery Arnau. Barcelona.
Art gallery Traç d´Art. Sabadell, Barcelona.
Art gallery El Quatre “Small format”. Granollers, Barcelona.
Galerie Anna Maria Burger. “Young spanish painters”. München, Germany.
Art gallery Jordi Barnadas, “Small format”. Barcelona.

2011
Christmas group exhibition. Arnau Gallery. Barcelona.
Art gallery Traç d´Art. Sabadell, Barcelona.
Art gallery Anquin’s. “May’s Hall” and “Box Art”. Reus, Tarragona.
Art gallery El Quatre. ”25 Years” and “Small format”. Granollers, Barcelona.
Galerie Anna Maria Burger. ”Bella figura”. München, Germany.
Art gallery Jordi Barnadas “Summer collective”. Barcelona.

ARTEANDO Irún international Art Fair.
ST’ART Strasbourg international Art Fair.

2012
Art gallery Anquin’s. “May’s Hall” and “Box Art”. Reus, Tarragona.
Art gallery El Quatre. ”Art Tetris, Small format”. Granollers, Barcelona.
Art gallery Jordi Barnadas. Barcelona.
Galerie Anna Maria Burger. München, Germany.
Gallery Cervantes 6. Oviedo, Spain.
Christmas group exhibition. Arnau gallery. Barcelona.

ART FACTORY. International Art Fair. Catania, Sicily, Italy.
ART BODENSEE. International Art Fair. Dornbirn, Austria.
ARTEANDO international Art Fair. Irún, Spain.
ST’ART Strasbourg international Art Fair, France.
AFF International Art Fair Brussels, Belgium.
AFF International Art Fair Rome, Italy.

2013
Art gallery El Quatre.” Barcelona express” and “Tapas”. Barcelona.
Art gallery Jordi Barnadas. Small format. Barcelona.
Art gallery L’Arcada. “Summer collective”. Blanes, Girona.
Art gallery Hegemann, “Spanish Art” Munich, Germany.
Focus Fine Arts. “Group exhibition Galerie Le Siants”. London, England.
Art gallery Traç d´Art. “Figure”. Sabadell, Barcelona.
Galleri Graff. Small format. Askim, Norwegian.
Art gallery Anquin’s. Summer collective and Small format. Reus, Tarragona.

ART COPENAGUEN. International Art Fair Copenaguen, Denmark.
AAF International Art Fair Brussels, Belgium.
Art fair Estockholm. Sweden.
ART BODENSEE. International Art Fair. Dornbirn, Austria.
ST’ART Strasbourg international Art Fair, France.

2014
“Arte para llevar”. Pinnae Foundation. Vilafranca del P. Barcelona.
Art gallery Anquin’s. “Summer sky” Reus, Tarragona.
Art gallery L’Arcada. “Summer collective”. Blanes, Girona.
Art gallery Jordi Barnadas. Small format. Barcelona.
Marilebone Gallery. Work perm. London, England.
Le Siants Galerie. Small format. Barcelona.

ART COPENAGUEN. International Art Fair Copenaguen, Denmark.
AAF International Art Fair Brussels, Belgium.
Art fair Estockholm. Sweden.
ART BODENSEE. International Art Fair. Dornbirn, Austria.
ST’ART Strasbourg international Art Fair, France.
ART 3G. Contemporany art salon. Bordeaux, France.

Work in collections

Güell Foundation.
Espejo Foundation.
Collection Mr. Antoni Samaranch.

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