Mona Brody is a painter and Professor of Art at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Brody’s work as an educator also includes her time as Education Coordinator for “Educating Through the Arts” Visual AIDS in New York, where she was responsible for creating partnerships and art projects. She also developed a collaboration between the Dance Theater of Harlem and the Pratt Institute. She earned an MFA in Visual Arts from Vermont College of Art, and MS in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art, and a BFA in printmaking from Moore College of Art and Design.
Brody feels that interacting with materials is attune to thinking and image-making. She believes that “The expressive and physical nature of materials transmutes the personal into the ambiguous. What is immediately visible is the simultaneous likeness and unlikeness of the sublime and the beautiful as they encounter the infinite powers of the human imagination.”
Brody’s work has been shown extensively in the United States and internationally. Her solo exhibitions include the Painting Center and the President’s Gallery at the Pratt Institute in New York City, the Montclair Art Museum and the Aljira Center for Contemporary Art in New Jersey. Group exhibitions include at the Kunstlerhaus in Austria, the Kimmel Center Gallery in Philadelphia, Medialia’s Rack and Hamper Gallery in New York, the Morris Museum in New Jersey, and the Nanjing College of Art in China. Numerous public collections own Brody’s work, some of which are the Museum of Modern Art Library in New York City, the Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey, and the New Jersey State Museum. Brody has been awarded Fellowships and Honors from the Rutgers Center for innovative Print and Paper, the Geraldine Dodge Foundation, and the FIPSE Creative Cluster Grant, among others. She has received numerous awards, including The Governor’s Award in Arts Education and the Distinguished Alumna Award in recognition of accomplishments in the Visual Arts from Monroe College of Art and Design.