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Mona Gazala is a Palestinian-American artist living in western Ohio. She holds a Masters Degree from the Ohio State University in studio arts with a specialization in city/regional planning. Her practice, which is multi-disciplinary and often socially engaged, explores and exposes dynamics of power and systems of oppression that often manifest in the built environment. This includes what is visible as well as what has been erased in structures, neighborhoods and geographies.

Gazala is the recipient of numerous grants from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Franklinton Arts District, Puffin Foundation West, Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, Decapital, and the Hishmeh Foundation, to undertake creative work centered on community-building, social justice and activism. 



GAZALA PROJECTS is now a brick-and-mortar studio/gallery.

The primary curatorial focus of Gazala Projects is on contemporary Palestinian artists.

Location: 101 East Main Street, Gettysburg, Ohio

Follow on Instagram at @gazalaprojects for open hours, or schedule a visit. 


Red-line goggles from "I don't see color" are now available individually framed. Click on photo for link.

Artist Calendar

May 2023 Damask Rose

Group Exhibition

Random Sample, Nashville TN

June 2023 Text Me When You Get Home

Curator/artist, group exhibition

OSU Hopkins Hall Gallery, Columbus OH

July 2023 Exhibit travels to home studio

August - October 2023 Through Your Lens

Group exhibition

Ignite Studio, Indianapolis, IN

September 2023 my eye has no iris

Film Screening

Wexner Center, Columbus OH

October 2023 Transfer

Group Exhibition 

Pique Gallery, Covington, KY

December 2023 Exhibit travels to home studio










Symposia/Lectures: The artist is available

for panel discussions, speaking/reading engagements or consultations at $90 per hour (sliding scale for grass-roots organizations or events.)

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