Monica Winner was born in London and trained at Camden Institute and Hertfordshire College of Art & Design. She has held solo exhibitions at the Crest Gallery, Birmingham University and Lauderdale House, Highgate, and held a joint exhibition at Ben Uri in 1987 with Helen Keats. She has also participated in group shows at venues including the Royal Academy (Summer Exhibition), Ben Uri, The Boundary Gallery, Camden Arts Centre, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Pastel Society, the Society of Women Artists – Mall Gallery and Bow House Gallery. In 1995 she was awarded the Nationwide Art Event First Prize for drawing at Ben Uri.