Monika Plioplyte was born in Kaunas, Lithuania and moved to the United States with her family in her early teens. Plioplyte received her BFA in Printmaking from Massachusetts College of Art and Design (‘12) and her MFA in Print Media from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (‘19). She has been a recipient of Genevieve McMillan-Reba Stewart Travel award for printmakers (‘12), Blanche E. Colman Award (‘16), John W. Kurtich Foundation Travel Grant (‘17) and MASS MoCa Residency (‘19). Plioplyte works in various media including printmaking, performance, photography, and ceramics. Plioplyte currently lives and works in Chicago, IL where she serves as a co-director and curator at Parlour and Ramp gallery and teaches printmaking classes at Spudnik Printmaking Cooperative.