Monica Rizzolli
Monica Rizzolli

Monica Rizzolli is a Brazilian-born artist based in Portugal who has been fascinated with parametrically connecting programming with the natural world.

Since 2022, her body has grown into a tree. Old branches remain here, like Tony de Marco, but these days she works with other amazing members, like the computer scientist Rodjun and the biologist Vicente Gomes.

Back in Brazil, she co-created the creative programming meeting, Noite de Processing, at Garoa Hacker Clube and was involved in organizing the Processing Community Day Brazil. As a designer she developed generative magazine covers, fabric designs and type faces with Tony de Marco, including Tomorrow for Google Fonts. In 2021 she launched the Fragments of an Infinite Field series on the Art Blocks platform, which solidified her position in the generative art field.

She started as a painter, after graduating from IA/UNESP (Brazil). In 2012, while studying at Kunsthochschule Kassel (Germany), she stumbled upon creative programming and started studying it on her own. In 2015, at MAK Center for Art and Architecture (USA) she presented her first generative artwork, as a result of the MAK-Schindler research grant.