Pascale Monnin was born in Haiti in 1974, of Swiss parents. At the age of three Pascale moved with her mother to Yverdon, Switzerland. Although she grew up in Switzerland she is also irrevocably Haitian, having maintained intimate ties with the island through annual summer trips back home. By the age of 13 Pascale was enrolled in art school learning to draw from live models. Fully entrenched in the artworld throughout her teens she apprenticed and collaborates with the sculptor Ljuba Stoyanovic who taught her how to sculpt miniatures in stone.
She learned the art of etching on copper plates in Lausanne at the Atelier Aquaforte.At this same time she earned her « Baccalauréat artistique » at the Collège Voltaire in Geneva. After that Pascale engaged in numerous artistic activities : participating in a group show of copper etching ; creating interior design for nightclubs ; costume designing for Les Brandons d’Yverdon carnival;restoration of paintings and frames at Ramon Rivas’s atelier in Lausanne.
In May 1994, Pascale returned to Haiti to help her father run his well-established gallery « Galerie Monnin » in Pétionville. The magical and mystical aspect of Haiti has a very strong influence on Pascale’s work but with the years she created her own mythology that lives in her paintings. She not only paints but also sculpts iron and works with several other haitian artists in a live model studio she began in early 1999.
She lives and works today in Port au Prince , Haiti.
1994- Mural restoration for the Haitian state department.
1995- Two man show with Frantz Zéphirin,Galerie Monnin, Haiti
- Group show in Washington DC for the benefit of the Museum
of Haitian Art in Port-au-Prince.
- « Haiti:Sueno,Creacion, Posesion, Locura »;Centro de Bellas
Artes - Maracaibo, Venezuela.
1996- « 3 women, 3 Haitians, 3 Artists », Gallery Lakay, Los
- Chosen to represent Haiti with 6 other artists for the
Third Biennale of Caribbean and Central American Painting
in Santo Domingo where the Haitians won the gold medal for
- Group show « Carnival masks », Gallery Bourbon Lally,
1997- Engravings exhibit, Galerie Monnin, Haiti.
- Selected to represent Haiti with 3 other artists at the
International Biennale of Painting, Cuenca, Ecuador.
- Participation in « International Engraving Competition »,
San Juan, Puerto Rico.
1998- « Haitian Art in N.Y » BLOOM New York City.
- « Haiti : Femmes et Art Contemporains », Arche de la
Défense Paris, France.
- « 50 Years : Déclaration of Human Rights » 30 artists,
30 writers, Museum of Haitian Art.
- « Réalisme, Fantasmes et Fantasmagories », 3 man show :
Michaud, Nasson, Pascale Monnin, Galerie Monnin, Haïti
1999- International Group of artists chosen to paint murals in
the city of Santiago, Cuba
2000- Exhibition with Fritzner Chéry, Galerie Monnin, Haiti
- Exhibition at Halle Saint-Pierre “Anges et Démons” Paris,
- Exhibition with Djinn and Barbara Cardone, Galerie Monnin,
-“Women of the world” a global collection of art,curated by
Claudia DeMonte USA, Sweden, (catalog)
2001-One man show at Bamboo gallery,Turks&caicos
-Exhibition with the sculptor Killy , Galerie Monnin
2002-Group show at Bloom,New York