Mon Iker (they/she) is a transdisciplinary artist working across the fields of arts-activism and clinical herbalism. By engaging the intersection of social and environmental justice through art and the healing exchange, they aim to create work that bridges visual culture and social practice. They see the invocation of herbal medicine as facilitation of reconnection to self, others, and nature as radical resistance to a toxic modern societal, economic, and political paradigm. Mon’s recovery from complex chronic illness, disability, and severe toxic exposure allying with plants and fungi informs their practice. They use a holistic, inclusive, and eclectic lens referencing various traditional healing philosophies and languages, both of ancestral and international origin. Their visual arts practice spans a variety of media, including arts-activism intervention, performance, street art, illustration, photography, short film, and animation. They are inspired by all of their human and non-human teachers, dad jokes, and their curandera great grandmother. Born in San Antonio, Mon currently practices between Texas and New York.
Visual Arts, Interdisciplinary Arts, Arts for Social Change, Film/Video, Storytelling, Poetry, Design (Graphic or Spatial), Photography
Pulling from synchronistic experiences, learnings, and reflections while digging deeply into ancestor work, this painting contemplates the marketplace of consciousness in context of the 6th Sun and healing from trauma.