The intentional quality of the sublime emerges at the heart of this work. The metaphoric possibilities that result from the collection and discovery of natural objects, the physical space of the canvas, and the interaction of materials reveal the strange and uncanny place within the familiar. My personal experience, writings, and biography shape the nature of many of the works, always encouraging viewers to think about their own associations with themes of memory, personal histories, and time.
Mona Brody has exhibited extensively in the United States and internationally. Her solo exhibitions include The Painting Center, New York, NY, The President’s Gallery, Pratt Institute of Art, Brooklyn, NY, Utica College, Utica, NY, Kent State University, North Canton, Ohio, 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. Selected group exhibitions include 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. She is represented by Carter Burden Gallery, NY. She is an Adjunct Assistant 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