Monica Delgado was born in Manila, Philippines in 1979. She works with acrylic paint without actually "painting", and explores the medium's materiality. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts in Painting from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Cum Laude in 2003. Monica has exhibited her work in solo and group shows in Manila, Singapore, New York, Istanbul and Houston. She has completed two residencies from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Monica lives and works in New York City.