About Angie

Angie is a fine art and commercial architecture photographer based in Chicago. She brings a detailed, thoughtful perspective to her work, whether for clients or through the workshops she leads. 

hyatt center, reflections, chicago

Photo Credit: Emily Gualdoni Photography

Angie McMonigal Photography LLC
Chicago, IL
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Angie is a fine art and commercial architecture photographer based in Chicago. She brings a detailed, thoughtful perspective to her work, whether for clients or through the workshops she leads. Having grown up surrounded by nature yet fascinated by the big city she’s called home for nearly two decades, she brings the meditative calm of her upbringing to a terrain that’s always transforming. Focusing more frequently on bold architectural details rather than sweeping cityscapes, her photographs celebrate those unexpectedly iconic elements hiding in plain sight. From landmark buildings she distills the essential lines and textures that frame the city. McMonigal sees these structures as actively shaping, and shaped by, human activity; they are never mere backdrop. Steel and brick towers are presented as quilts rich with history, solid structures soar with soul, and concrete edifices echo the lofty ambition of planners and dreamers.

An award-winning fine art photographer, Angie’s work has been internationally exhibited and published. Her photos have been showcased by galleries in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Barcelona and other destinations. Her Urban Quilt series is now part of the Catherine Edelman Gallery’s Chicago Project. Publication credits include National Geographic, SHOTS Magazine, Architectural Digest, Wall Stret Journal (WSJ), and Forbes. She has received awards from the International Photography Awards (IPA) and Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3), among others.

Angie frequently works with art consultants, designers, architectural firms, and private collectors to provide compelling photographs for their collections. She has collaborated with national and global brands, including Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Stir, and Icebreaker, creating distinctive images to complement their brands. She is available for commissioned, one-of-a-kind projects for both individual and corporate collectors. Creating images that draw out the organic interplay between design, structure, environment, and society, Angie offers a fresh viewpoint that fulfills clients’ commercial and creative needs.

Galleries

Clients

Books

Publications and interviews

 

2015

2014

2013

2012

Solo exhibitions

  • Pareidolia, 737 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, January-August, 2020
  • Urban Quilt, Perspective Gallery, April 5-29, 2018
  • Berlin Public Library, Berlin, WI, July 1-31, 2014
  • STRENGTH in SOLITUDE, solo online-exhibition, Exhibitions Without Walls for Photographers and Digital Artists, December 1-31, 2011

Teaching

  • Chicago Architecture Center: Mobile Photography for Architecture
  • Chicago Botanic Gardens
  • Chicago Photography Classes
  • Garden Club of America
  • Northwestern University, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
  • Out of Chicago Photography Conference 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Out of Chicago Photography Architectural Photography Seminar 2015
  • Out of New York Photography Conference 2016
  • Private Workshops/Photowalks

Group exhibitions

2021

  • The Bean, Chicago 4455bw2 and DASH Fence, Miami 2626bw2, APA Chicago’s – 2021 Artist’s Perspective, April 8, 2021

2020

  • 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition, Perspective Group and Photography Gallery, December 4, 2020 – January 31, 2021
  • Urban Quilt UAEIn/Sight – Interior + Exterior, Catherine Edelman Gallery, October 22 – November 5, 2020
  • Reverie, The Greater Good: stories and images from life during COVID-19, WithinSight Gallery, September 11 – November 6, 2020

2019

  • Abstract to Absolute: Beauty Within, Prarie Center for the Arts, Schaumberg, IL November 2-30, 2019

2018

  • Tulip, Abstracts 2018, Carnegie Center for Creativity Gallery, Fort Collins, CO, November 15 – December 15, 2018
  • Urban Quilt series, Chicago Architektur, Scharpenberg Art Gallery, Chicago, IL, October 14- November 18, 2018
  • 5th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography, Barcelona, Spain, October 4-21 2018
  • Serration, The Shape of Things, Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, September 28 – October 17, 2018
  • Urban Quilt series, The Chicago Project VII, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL, July 13 – August 31, 2018
  • In Light and Shadow, Depth of Field 2018, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA, April 14 – May 20, 2018
  • Behold, Linger, NOT JUST DRAWING: A LINE WITH INTENT, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL, February 28 – March 24, 2018

2017

  • Cloudscrapers, Perspective Gallery, October 5-19, 2017
  • The Grid, 10th Julia Margaret Cameron Award International Photography Exhibition, Galeria Valid Foto, Barcelona, Spain, October 3-14, 2017

2016

  • Wonder, Simply 2016, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, February 26 – March 26, 2016

 

2015

2014

  •  Transportation, SITE 109, New York Center for Photographic Arts, New York City, NY, September 16-27, 2014

2013

  • Rural Impressions, Soho Gallery for Digital Art, New York Center for Photographic Arts, New York City, NY, September 23 – October 7, 2013
  • An Eye Toward Design, Anne Lloyd Gallery, Decatur, IL, September 6-30, 2013
  • Exposed, Side Street Studio Arts, Elgin, IL, August 8-11, 2013
  • CITY STREETS | COUNTRY ROADS, “Online Gallery Annex”, Photo Place Gallery, July 16 – August 10, 2013
  • 8th Annual Member’s Exhibition, CoPA (Coalition of Photographic Arts), Milwaukee, WI, April 19 – May 4, 2013
  • 8th Annual Juried Photo Show, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL, April 12 – May 3, 2013
  • Approaching 40, ARC Gallery & Educational Foundation, Chicago, IL, April 3-27, 2013
  • International Photography Award (IPA), ONE SHOT Spaces: Inside, Outside and In-Between, juried show, The Loft at Liz’s, Los Angeles, CA, March 30 – May 6, 2013

2012

  • NATIONAL EXPOSURE Revisited—a Juried, national photo Exhibition, ARC Gallery & Educational Foundation, Chicago, IL, December 5-29, 2012
  • Morsels: A Small Works/Small Series Show, collaboration with encaustic artist Bridgette Guerzon Mills, Township, Chicago, IL, October 13 – December 13, 2012
  • Chicago Pix exhibition at City Hall, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, Chicago, IL, May 14, 2012 – April 12, 2013

2011

2005

  • WithiNSIGHT, Chicago Photography Center, 2005, Chicago, IL
  • Home And Away, Chicago Photography Center, Chicago, IL, Nov-Jan, 2005

Select awards

2020

2019

2018

2017

  • Steel Ribbon, YourDailyPhotograph.com, “Daily” works made in 2017, June 20, 2017
  • Winner, Architecture & Bridges, The Grid, 10th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Award, May 2017

2016

2015

 

2014

  • Honorable Mention, Architecture: Interior, Tunnel Vision, ND Photography Awards 2014
  • Honorable Mention, Architecture: Cityscapes, Winters Hold, ND Photography Awards 2014
  • Honorable Mention, Professional in Nature & Cityscapes (Invasion Series), Fine Art Landscape & Cityscapes (Winter’s Hold), Fine Art Abstract (People Spots Series), Fine Art Architecture (
  • Architectural Street Series), Interiors (Milwaukee Art Museum), International Photography Awards (IPA) 2014
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  • “Prix de la Photographie Paris” (Px3) Awards, July 2014
  • Second Place, juried exhibition Transportation, New York Center for Photographic Arts, June 2014
  • Silver Medal Award, Security, San Francisco International Photography Exhibition, Gallery Photographica, San Francisco, CA, June 2014
  • Winner for Book Publication, Nature and Man Series, 2014 Contemporary Fine Art Juried Contest, Unlimited Grain Gallery, Netherlands, May, 2014

2013

  • Honorable Mention, Non-Professional, Interior & Buildings categories, International Photography Awards (IPA) 2013
  • Finalist, 5th Pollux Awards, Architecture, September 2013
  • Second Place, juried exhibition “Rural Impressions”, New York Center for Photographic Arts, August 2013
  • Honorable Mention, Architecture/Cityscape, Non-Professional Category, AX3: American Aperture Awards, August 2013

2012

  • Best of 2012: Abstract, 500px
  • Honorable Mention, “4th Fridays” juried photo exhibition, The Starline Gallery, April 27, 2012

2011

  • Best In Competition, STRUCTURES, online-juried competition, Exhibitions Without Walls for Photographers and Digital Artists, November 2011

2005

  • Gallery Winner, LIGHT, PHOTOgraphic Magazine, December 2005