Loyola University Chicago

College of Arts & Sciences


Explore the work of visiting artist Daniela Montecinos

Daniela Mont
Details, 2012, oil on canvas

Daniela Montecinos

Continuing the College of Arts and Sciences’ efforts to broaden the experiences of students, we invited artist Daniela Montecinos to teach as this semester’s Artist in Residence with the Department of Fine & Performing Arts.  Montecinos studied at the Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile, before coming to the United States to complete her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in Studio Art.  She also went on to study at the Art Students League of New York, after being awarded several student scholarships and prizes. Montecinos returned to Chile and taught drawing for seven years before leaving South America to live and work in France. She actively exhibits art in both group and solo shows.

Her international background melds with her role here at Loyola. She is currently teaching Drawing I at Loyola, and conducting the course in Spanish.  So far, the students have responded favorably to this new approach, which allows them to collaborate on art and language within the confines of the classroom.  She will also share some of her experiences with the students within the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.  

Montecinos accepted the visiting artist position with Loyola for a few reasons.  She embraces the wonderfully varied context of Chicago’s urban landscape and its diversity, both in the City’s population and Loyola’s student body. She also was attracted to teaching college students and helping them on their creative journey as they determine their own set of conventions and ideals as young artists.  As part of her stay in Chicago, she will also develop a solo exhibition scheduled to open November 21 at the Loyola Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Annex. You can view Daniela Montecinos’ work at: http://danielamontecinos.blogspot.com/. You may also visit the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, or the CAS website, for updates and information about the opening.