Mona Brody’s new work, entitled "Temenos" is a compelling amalgamation of material and illusion. The word ‘temenos’ is the Greek word for a sacred place that acts as a vessel of transformation. Brody constructs her paintings and drawings layer upon layer with gestural brushstrokes, edges that disappear, reflected light, and spaces that blur between figuration and abstraction. The beauty of the work belies the ambiguity of the forms.
Brody has been awarded honors and fellowships from Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and `Paper, Rutgers State University, New Brunswick, NJ, Artist/Teacher Fellowship from the Geraldine Dodge Foundation. Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA, the 33rd International Sculpture Symposium, Boleslawiec, Poland, and the Contemporary Art Center, North Adams, Massachusetts. 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 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.