Monica Anduray was born in San Salvador, El Salvador in 1994. Growing up in a conservative catholic home, with Palestinian and Mexican roots, she always viewed art as her refuge to explore, create, be free, and speak her mind. Anduray’s work reflects and explores social injustice, personal experiences, and the layers and complexity of women and female beauty. Mostly self-taught, her artistic sensibility increased when studying Interior Architecture at Dr. José Matías Delgado University in El Salvador.
Inspired by Van Gogh and Salvador Dali, her colorful magic-realist style is known for her use of assemblage, visual layers, and volumetry to create a more immersive way people can interact with art. She is now considered the pioneer of mixed media with epoxy resin in El Salvador, and won first place in the art contest with her art piece Floral Harmony I and II (October 2022) at the National Palace of El Salvador.
In recent years, Mónica has worked with the Palestinian, Mexican, and Chinese embassies in El Salvador, participating in several collaborative art expositions. She has also done several commissions. Among the most important ones are digital line-up arts for OCTA Concept's music festivals, murals, and a limited edition beer label for La Osadía Biergarten. Monica lives in the capital of El Salvador where she continues to paint in her apartment with her cat Vincent.