Since before completing her studies in fine arts in 1971, Mónica Meira had already participated since 1968 in several collective exhibitions, some dedicated to graphic arts such as Jóvenes Ilustradores (Young Illustrators) at the National Library in Bogotá, Grabadoras y Dibujantes de Colombia (Engraving and Drawing in Colombia) at the Luis Ángel Arango Library in Bogotá, and the first Graphic Arts Biennial at La Tertulia Museum in Cali. She also presented a solo exhibition at El Callejón Gallery in Bogotá in 1969. That same year she was invited to participate in the XX National Artists’ Salon, held at the Luis Ángel Arango Library. The works produced at this point in her artistic career were devoted to representations of everyday, solitary symbols animated by human existence. Meira’s career has developed with tutoring from great masters such as Juan Antonio Roda, Santiago Cárdenas, Juan Cárdenas, Carlos Rojas, Luis Caballero, Nirma Zárate, and Umberto Giangrandi, among others. From 1993 to 1996, she studied at New York University and obtained a master of arts degree. She later specialized in engraving at the university’s Color Print Atelier.
- Martínez, William. (October 29, 2015) Mónica Meira: el absurdo a gran escala. El espectador. Accessed at:https://www.elespectador.com/noticias/cultura/monica-meira-el-absurdo-gran-escala-articulo-596005