Charlisa Montrope

My work unfolds into large scale, colorful, linear abstractions evoking a sense of place but also a sense of dislocation, not of fully belonging to either place. They create a tapestry of my past, my present, and possibly a map to my future.

Charlisa Montrope was born in Castries, Saint Lucia and graduated from the University of Florida, New World School of the Arts with an honors BFA in drawing. She received her MFA in printmaking on a full scholarship and teaching assistantship at the University of Miami in May 2022. Her work has been shown extensively in Miami, including exhibitions at Mindy Solomon Gallery, The Yard @ Casalin, and Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO). She has also exhibited in “No Rule, Rule,” curated by the De La Cruz and was invited by Michael Sellinger to exhibit her work at the Copper Door B&B. Her work is part of various private collections throughout Florida and New Jersey. Montrope currently lives and works in Miami, Florida.