Depicting isolated figures, Monica Wright draws and paints in a way that calls attention to the act of drawing and mark-making, relying on the foundational element of line to communicate the description of the form. She is attracted to the directness and harshness of lines, and how they portray subjects that are delicate, obtuse, and hard to define in simple terms. Her work is filled with lines that don’t follow a classical method of drawing, but rather, mix hatching with curved lines and irregular marks scattered throughout the image. Here, the act of drawing isn’t for enjoyment, and instead, becomes a type of ritual that the artist must go through in order to satisfy her urge to understand human behavior. Traditionally, the human form is presented in a staged way, set to convey the beauty of the human form. While her work does suggest a beauty of the human form, the harsh, almost grotesque, quality of lines that fill the figures poses questions the moment and context of the form rather than its presentation within it. The philosophical and historical interests that Monica studies - existentialism, Russian history, theological questions - are the same that motivate her to render the human form.