Monica Mader, Stained Glass Artist
Born and raised on the East Coast, Monica Mader began her training in silkscreening, culinary art and copper foil stained glass art in her teenage years. At that time, she also acquired fundamental skills in metal shop, plastics, woodworking, power and auto mechanics.
One of her first loves, culinary arts, led her to Boston, where she received her degree in Hospitality Management. She was a commencement speaker at graduation.
Since then, she moved West and became an apprentice to a stained glass artist in Southern California. While developing her skills and techniques in leaded glass (including beveled glass work), copper foil, sandblasting, fine antique lamp repair, mold making, installation work and Dalles de Verre, she has grown as an artist. Her creative style has emerged, showing influences by nature, gothic art, and modernism.
She has exhibited her work at The Dale Youngman Gallery at the Regent Downtown Los Angeles, the Playhouse District Art Walk in Pasadena, Pasadena Art Market at One Colorado and Phantom Galleries LA/Pasadena. Monica is a member of The Pasadena Society of Artists (PSA) and LA Artlab. She plans on opening her own studio in the near future.