Monica Berniece Boeckman was born in the small town of Okeene, Oklahoma in 1983. After moving to central Texas at age 16, she studied painting at Temple College, and received her Associate’s Degree in 2005. Since then, she has been painting the living dead in a contemporary setting of daily life. Traveling to Ireland at age 19 broadened her perspective of the world. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art with an emphasis in painting at Texas State University in December 2010.She continues to paint the undead in a postmodern style that is gorged with color and glamor. Austin, TX is where she calls home and where she creates new ideas for her zombie series. She also stays connected with local art groups around central Texas.