Monica Cioppettini (b. 1994, United States) received a B.F.A. in fine art from Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey in 2017, and an M.F.A. in painting in 2020 from The Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA. She has participated in group and solo exhibitions in New York, New Jersey, and Georgia. Cioppettini is a multidisciplinary artist whose work centers around used jewelry and found objects, collected from local thrift shops and flea markets with an interest to give a second life to something that was once so personal and close to a stranger. Using accessories as examples of identity, each gold necklace or pearl earring has a story and sentiment attached to it. But then it was thrown away or cast aside, forgotten in piles of dirt and dust in thrift shops waiting to be found. Cioppettini is living and working in Savannah GA, and will be having a solo exhibition in the Spring 2021.