Mono Schwarz-Kogelnik lives and works in New York. He studied philosophy at the University of Chicago and Kings College, London, and holds an M.Arch from SCI-Arc and an MFA in fine art from Cal Arts. He works across a wide range of media, including photography, drawing, painting, sculpture and installation. At the core of his conceptual research are questions of representation, authenticity and perception of art within Western art historical traditions. His work has been shown internationally, in venues such as the Belvedere Museum, Vienna, the UCLA Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles, and ISCP International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York.