Michael Monaco was injured in a car accident in 1979 at the age of 16. During extensive therapy at Kessler rehabilitation Hospital in East Orange, New Jersey, Michael had to learn to do many different tasks with his mouth such as sign checks, operate a wheelchair, and learn to operate an environmental control unit. The occupational therapists used to stick pencils in the patient's mouth and try to get them to sign their names to different documents. Once Michael mastered the pencil, he moved on to paint brushes and 25 years later he still painting with the brush in his mouth.
Since then, Michael has been in a number of exhibitions all over the the world as a member of The Mouth and Foot Painters Association. His work has been reproduced in China, South Africa, India, Brazil, and the United States. He has been featured on CNBC, The WB, WNBC and WABC TV.
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