The Idea of Things
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. Upcoming and previous solo exhibition include The Painting Center, New York, NY, 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. and the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ. She has exhibited her work in numerous group shows internationally and within the United States. 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, 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, 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.