work uses narrative representational images that are approachable to
the general public while existing within the greater art context. Her
work exists in a variety of media according to commission specifications.
completed a $200,000 Commission from the New
York City Department of Cultural Affairs for the Queens Supreme
Court Building in New York City which won a New York City Art Commission
Design Award, and a $100,000 commission by the New Mexico State Arts
Council for Socorro, New Mexico. She has also completed commissions
for numerous public and private organizations including Hyatt Regency
Hotels, Prudential Life Insurance, Brooklyn Public Library System/N.Y.,
Percent for Art Program and a freestanding functional sculpture for
the Clarendon Public Library, and with the Percent for Art Program of
the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs/School Construction
Authority, a 30- foot ceramic mural for P.S. 51 in Queens.
Other recent commissions DeMonte has won include the University of Northern
Iowa and New Mexico State Rt.66 Commission for the City of Santa Rosa
works are made of durable, permanent materials that reflect and compliment
the materials of the existing/planned architecture. These include bronze,
granite, ceramic, wood, and paper. All projects have been completed
on time and on budget and have well been received by their respective
In the development of her public work, DeMonte always does research
on the community where the work is to be placed so that it refers to
the location. In all her commissions she has sought out input from those
planning/using the spaces to get a better understanding of who and how
the facility functions. Attention to technical detail is a major consideration,
and when necessary, engineers and architects are employed as consultants.
DeMonte’s primary concern in her commission work is that it be
visually accessible to the public at large.
Supreme Court Commission
bronze/stone 12' * 8'
8'h * 6'w * 4'd, mixed media
Commission, N.Y.C. Dept of
Brooklyn Public Library System, New York City
acrylic on masonite, 10' * 8'
ceramic tile 30'l * 8'h
P.S. 51, Commission N.Y.C. Dept of Cultural
Affairs and the N.Y.C. School Construction Authority, Richmond Hills, Queens,
New York City