Mona Brody: The Idea of Things

Exhibition Dates: May 20 - June 14, 2014

Reception: Thursday, May 22, 6 - 8 pm

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Mona Brody is an artist who generates imagery from found, made, or gifted objects. Evocative objects act as emotional and intellectual companions that anchor memory and sustain new ideas; the expressive and physical nature of materials transmutes the personal into the ambiguous. What is immediately visible is the simultaneous likeness and unlikeness.

Brody has exhibited extensively in the United States and internationally. Her solo and upcoming solo exhibitions include The Painting Center, New York, NY, The President’s Gallery, Pratt Institute of Art, Brooklyn, NY, the Montclair Art Museum Montclair, NJ, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ. Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, Wood Art Gallery, Vermont College, Montpelier, Vt, and the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ. Brody’s work has been included at the Kunstlerhaus, Graz, Austria, the Kimmel Center Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Medialia’s Rack and Hamper Gallery, NY, the Morris Museum of Art, Morristown, NJ, Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, Rutgers, The State University of NJ, New Brunswick, NJ, Johnson & Johnson Corporate Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA, Nanjing College of Art, Nanjing, China, and Boleslawiec Art Museum, International Ceramic and Sculpture Symposium, Boleslawiec, Poland.

Public collections that own her work are The Museum of Modern Art Library, New York, The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ, The New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, Rutgers State University, New Brunswick, NJ. Boleslawiec Art Museum, Boleslawiec, Poland, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA and the Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ.

Brody has been awarded Fellowships and Honors from Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, Rutgers State University, New Brunswick, NJ, New Jersey Artist/Teacher Fellowship, Geraldine Dodge Foundation. Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA, The 33rd International Sculpture Symposium, Boleslawiec, Poland, FIPSE Creative Cluster Grant, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, The Governor’s Award in Arts Education, New Jersey State Department of Education, the Contemporary Art Center, North Adams, Massachusetts, and Connecticut Graphic Arts Center, Artist & Master Printer Norwalk, CT She is a visiting Professor of Art at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. Her extensive educational experience includes “Educating Through the Arts” Visual AIDS, New York, Educational Coordinator, responsible for creating partnerships and art projects. She developed the Collaboration between the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Harlem, NY and Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. She received an MFA in Visual Arts from Vermont College of Art, MS in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art, and a BFA in Printmaking, Moore College of Art & Design. www.monabrody.com

View catalogue: brody catalogue.pdf