Like many of the artists in New Mexico at the beginning of the
twentieth century, Monika Steinhoff is a transplant from Europe. And
like many of those early artists, her initial visit to Santa Fe became
permanent. Living in Santa Fe since the early 1980's, she has been
inspired by the traditional Native American and Spanish culture and the
architecture of the area. She is primarily known for her etchings of
New Mexico.Solo Exhibitions:
Monika has spent many years working in the print medium, though she has
been actively painting as well. In fact, she has recently begun a new
body of work focusing on the masterpieces of the Renaissance.
Revisiting the masters of her native Europe has reinvigorated Monika's
work. She uses similar materials and techniques to achieve her homages
to artists such as Fra Lippo Lippi.
Though her early education was in Germany, Steinhoff received her major
art education at UCLA from 1962 – 1965 where she received her B.A. and M.A.
in Fine Arts. She has also undertaken independent studies in Munich,
Germany and at UC Berkeley in California. A major retrospective is
planned for her in Berlin later in 2006.
2005 – New Mexico Printmaker's Gallery, "Alcove Show: Etchings of Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico," Santa Fe, NM
2004 - University of New Mexico at Los Alamos, "Meeting the Buddha in LA," Los Alamos, NM
1999 – Roswell Museum and Art Center, "Monica Steinhoff: Retrospective," Roswell, NM
1994 – Galeria de Arte Marstelle, "Monika Steinhoff: Pinturas," Mexico City, Mexico
1989 – St. John's College Gallery, "Out of the Closet: A Ten Year Retrospective," Santa Fe, NM
2006 – Wilderness Alliance, "Wildlands Benefit Print Show," Albuquerque, NM
- Mazur Museum of Art, "Annual Juried Competition," Monroe, LA
2005 – Museum of Fine Arts, "Women in the Arts," Santa Fe, NM
2003 – Albuquerque Museum, "Women in the Arts: Traces of the Journey," Albuquerque, NM