Monica Flores (They/Them) is a Chicanx multidisciplinary artist born and raised in The Bronx, NY. In 2018 they graduated with a Bachelors of Arts from Herbert H. Lehman College, majoring in Journalism with a double minor in Political Science and Photography. Their work incorporates 35mm film, digital photography, graphic design and alternative photographic processes such as Cyanotypes.
Through a journalistic lens, Flores has been documenting New York City diasporas and subcultures. By converting their photographs into deep-blue water colored cyanotypes, Flores challenges contemporary documentary standards and draws the viewer into a more abstract and experimental form of archiving. Notably, their work also covers themes such as gender non-conformity, xicanismo, spirituality and philosophy. Their work has been showcased at The Point CDC, The Longwood Art Gallery, Langston Hughes House, New Woman’s Space and The Edgar Allen Poe Park Visitor Center.
Aside from producing art, Flores has worked avidly as a cultural worker with years of experience in event organizing and community programming. Flores has worked collaboratively within various sectors and organizations in producing live music shows, facilitating art education workshops and organizing mutual aid initiatives.