Welcome to the online portfolio of visual artist Mona Caron.
Best known for her multi-story murals celebrating the rebellious resilience of WEEDS, Mona is a Swiss artist who became a muralist in her adoptive hometown San Francisco, California, where she initially emerged with her community-specific trans-temporal murals. Currently, Mona continues to create murals in public space and art-ivism with social movements, and enjoys working in collaboration with kindred-spirited artists and activists.
- Mona on BBC World Service sept. 2021
- Mona's WEEDS on Al Jazeera:
News, highlights and favorites:
• in January 2022 we finished another 20 stories tall piece of art-ivism created in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in collaboration with my partner Mauro Neri "Veracidade", organized and funded entirely by local grassroots social organizations. Take a look!
• See my 23 stories tall recent piece in my WEEDS series:Shauquethqueat’s Eutrochium, a local native wildflower facing off the Manhattan skyline, and visible from the Word Trade Center. Public art for the City of Jersey City.
• "Mujeres Custodias de Nuestro Hábitat en Peligro", 50 meters tall piece of Artivism in the form of a mural in central Quito, Ecuador, painted with my comrade Raúl Ayala and dedicated to women protectors defending their land from extractivist projects. Featured in this Al Jazeera report video, and described more in depth on this page.
• Check out my epic collaboration with Liqen in a public art commission by the City of Vigo, Spain.
• Honored to have my oldest murals preserved! Professional art conservators, used to working on archeological sites worldwide and institutions such as the Ghetty museum, have completed painstaking restorations of both my Market Street Railway Mural, originally painted in 2004, and the Noe Town Square murals originally painted in 2008.
- Mona creates videos. Subscribe to Mona's YouTube channel!
- On Instagram, my made-up personal hashtags are: #UrbanMacroHerbarium and #Phytograffiti Check out the series.
- Grateful for your support by liking Mona's FB page - thank you!
- Some of Mona's graphic work, including an archive of past illustration work, can be found in the Studio wing of this website.