María Monegro (b. 1990) is a Caribbean painter currently based in Catalonia. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, she graduated from the Altos de Chavón School of Design (DR) and Parsons School of Design (NY). Monegro’s work revolves around medium and large format oil paintings that explore themes of love, sex, and the uses of the erotic. Her work also incorporates her Caribbean identity as a landscape, and she frequently represents the female body as a colossal figure that is both powerful and tender, capable of crushing you but chooses to leave you alive. In addition to her focus on the erotic and the female form, Monegro is also interested in exploring the anxiety and potential for the world’s end brought on by the climate crisis. Through her paintings, she creates imaginary and diverse possibilities for how the world could meet its end. Maria’s work has been exhibited in various galleries and art spaces both in Spain, the Dominican Republic and elsewhere internationally. She has been awarded residencies at Tangent Projects (2021), RARO Barcelona (2021) and Associació Cultural La Volta, Girona (2022-2024).