Desire of the Eyes

2018, mixed media


between 113 and 121 E. Main St. | Rock Hill, SC 29730

Cotton Alley serves as a passage from the White Street parking lot, behind Wells Fargo and the Center for the Arts, to East Main Street. 

Alleys as Gallerys transforms York County, South Carolina's well-traveled alleys into art galleries that feature works by local and regional artists.

Desire of the Eyes, 2018

Soulful figures textured with emotion emerge, revealing colorful, lyrical stories moving fluidly across canvas. Luck models the features of figures & natural forms using fragments of found paper. “As I assemble a collage, I often wish I could rearrange pieces of my life as I do pieces of colored paper.” she explains. “Each day I am reminded that life choices are not as easily moved.”


Luck is an award winning international artist & muralist. She has exhibited her work frequently at galleries & museums across the US including: The African American Museum of Dallas, The South Carolina State Museum, and the Heinz History Center Museum in Pittsburgh. She was chosen to receive one of the emerging artist scholarships for the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was also honored to be chosen as one of the 25 honorees of the Woman and Girls Foundation’s celebration of Women in the Material World at the Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh. Monique’s work as a public muralist with the Sprout Fund is featured in the PBS Documentary, It’s the Neighborhoods. She was awarded a grant from the Multi Cultural Arts Initiative in Pittsburgh to create a permanent mural Installation in honor of August Wilson. Monique has been the recipient of several awards including: Judges Choice award and Best in Show award at Festival in the Park Charlotte, NC. Honorable Mention, Beverly Hills Art Show & Best Bearden Inspired Collage at the Mint Museum. Last year she was honored to be chosen as one of Charlotte’s ArtPop artists and received a billboard featuring her artwork. She was also chosen by the Creative loafing readers as favorite visual artist for 2014. Currently her artwork can be found at the Harvey B. Gantt Center Museum in Charlotte. | more info



Monique Luck is a member of the ArtPop Street Gallery - Charlotte class of 2018. As an alumna of ArtPop Street Gallery, Monique was one of the first artists in York County, SC to be invited to participate in the Alleys as Gallerys program. | more info



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