Monique Stalars Fraser was born and raised in Southern France. At the very young age of seven, her artistic talents were recognized and influenced by Mr. Georges Chagner, her teacher from "Les Beaux Arts" in Paris. Later she continued her studies at the "Art Deco" school in Nice, France.
Her First independent exposure to art occured when she lived for a number of years in Dakar, Senegal. Here she was involved in drawing and painting African scenes and studies of the human figure. Her extensive travels around the world have greatly impacted her work, specifically her interest in three-dimensional forms.
She moved to California where she was involved with raising her family, after which she moved to Idaho. Here she pursued her lifelong interest in the visual arts with a particular emphasis in sculpture. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Secondary Art teaching degree from Boise State University. She continues her studies toward a Masters in Art Education.
Her work is found in corporate and private collections.