1990, San Diego CA

Mónica Díaz is a Mexican-American artist and graphic designer based in South San Diego, California.

Mónica began to show interest in art the age of 3 by creating her own pieces on the walls of her home with crayon and marker. With the support of her parents, she began fine art training at the age of 10 and continued until she turned 13. Mónica revisited painting and drawing throughout high school, and ultimately majored in the Fine Arts in college. Mónica received her B.A. in the Visual Arts, with an emphasis in Studio Art, from the University of California, San Diego in 2012. Mónica continued her practice after college, and began working as a freelance artist soon after graduating.

Mónica currently resides in San Diego, CA, and works as a full-time freelance artist and graphic designer. She began making custom t-shirts in 2013, and is now running a clothing and fine art business under her artist name MOPOCHA, featuring a collection of clothing designs under the same name.

Mónica has participated in various live art shows in San Diego, including: Art in the Park, RAW San Diego, and Art on 30th. She has also performed live at Three Punk Ales Brewing in Chula Vista, CA, which included the creation of a custom painting for their "Punk Is Dead" Extra Strong Bitter.

She currently has an artist residency at Second Chance Beer Company in San Diego California from April through June 2018, where she is creating custom pieces for each of their beers on tap, including a custom piece for their "Hazed For Daze" Hazy IPA Can Release in April 2018.

Mónica has taught English abroad, along with hosting a drawing and illustration workshop, in Guanajuato, Mexico. She also has small-scale indoor murals in Tijuana, Mexico.