Monica Tap teaches Painting and Drawing and currently serves as the area coordinator for drawing. She is an artist whose many activities involve investigating questions of representation and the historical predicament of painting. Her practice opens up a space between landscape and abstraction, and navigates the terrain between drawing and painting, video, photography and collage. Over the past twenty years, her lush, calligraphic and painterly canvases, which are conceptual and systematic investigations into the codes of pictorial illusionism and perception, have been widely exhibited in Canada as well as in London, England; Edinburgh, Scotland; and New York. She previously taught at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She is the recipient of many grants and awards, including from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for her project, Translation as a Strategy of Renewal in Painting. Tap's work is represented in private, corporate and public collections in Canada and the U.S. Tap's work is represented by MKG127 in Toronto and the Peter Robertson Gallery in Edmonton.